Plants To Plates Initiative Summer Program Breaks Ground!

A summer Program for 8th to 12th graders

Plants to Plates summer program has met with the experts and will be building their greenhouse! It is not to late to get involved.  Support this wonderful program by Participating or Donating.

Empowering Communities Through Compassion

Welcome to The Refuge Center

Refuge Center exists to better the lives of those we serve, nurturing individuals, meeting needs, and increasing opportunities for underserved and under represented populations. 

Join us in making a significant difference in the lives of individuals and families in Rowland, NC, and beyond.

About The Refuge Center

A Beacon of Hope and Support

We are a non-profit, community serving organization in Rowland, NC, dedicated to improving social and economic outcomes for the residents of Roberson, Scotland, and Dillon counties. Through our programs and services, we aim to uplift and empower individuals, fostering a more inclusive and prosperous community. Explore our initiatives and be a part of positive change.

Founded in 2021 we have worked in and with the community we live in. We are here to help the underserved and under represented people here in Rowland, NC first and surrounding cities and counties. 

We have conducted: free food give-a-ways, fully loaded backpack give-a-ways for  k-12 students, Free dinners on Thanksgiving, feeding the hungry through food lion card give-a-ways, and daily distributions of meals to the needy.  

Our community center has met with would be entrepreneurs and assisted them in overcoming the obstacles of business ownership. We have successfully fostered these local residents in the proper creation of small business enterprises, and are working with them to grow their businesses locally. 

We have gained enough community volunteers to start our tutoring program! We will tutor k12 students in areas of need. This is a for pay service that helps us fund the other projects we have.

Our community garden has been a source of education, enjoyment and eating for two years now. What started as a patch has grown to and acre and a half opportunity to grow vegetables. And is now known as our Plants to Plates Initiative.



Summer Fun Camp

Plants to Plates Initiative

Agribusiness Complex (up coming)



Families Supported


Meals Served


Community Events Hosted

Tutoring Service Excellence

We support our community by providing top-notch academic support to students, ensuring educational success and growth.

We provide grade appropriate tutoring in major subjects. Our summer program will be within the Summer Fun Camp. Morning tutoring will be followed by farming adventures and summer fun activities like basket ball, kick ball, swimming, hiking, and other activities. Participants can opt to only participate in the tutoring portion of the camp or to stay all day and participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). activities and summer fun.


Community Engagement

Creating a platform for meaningful interactions and collaborations within the community.

Charity Drives and Initiatives

Enabling donations and support for those in need, fostering a culture of giving back.

Skill Development Programs

Equipping individuals with essential skills for personal and professional advancement.

Who We Are

Affiliated with Remnants Refuge Fellowship

The Refuge Center is the community service arm of Remnants Refuge Fellowship, a group of Christian believers, endeavoring to achieve the mandates of Christ through serving our community.  There are no membership or religious requirements to participate in any areas of  our benevolence. Simply put, you don't have to be a member to get help.

Feel free to join us online.

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