Refugees use their God-given talents to culturally integrate into society and help it thrive.
Creating a community that connects refugees to resources, society, and God.
Center of Light began in the midst of interactions and conversations among refugees and refugee involved organizations in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the fall of 2016 the staff of Center of Light began to see the growing need to serve refugees in the Knoxville area in a wide range of ways. We saw the need for housing, jobs, relationships, and social connections as hundreds and thousands of refugees from more than ten countries started coming to Knoxville. We noticed that in this transition they were struggling to thrive long term. This is where Center of Light will hope to enter into the lives of these refugees and walk alongside of them toward long-term stability.