Terebinth Refuge is the only home of its kind in Central Minnesota, offering youth ages 18-24 and adult women ages 25 and older way out of a life of sex trafficking/exploitation. We are a DHS Safe Harbor funded program, and we collaborate with many different organizations throughout the community to provide the best possible outcomes for the women's futures.

As a shelter for hope and healing, Terebinth Refuge provides safe, short-term shelter, longer-term transitional housing and a variety of services each aimed at assisting women in reaching their individual goals toward recovery and independence.

Through our innovative program design, we eliminate barriers to receiving care by bringing services directly to residents during their stay. These services include access to in-house mental health and chemical dependency services, physical health/wellness programming, along with valuable life and job skills education aimed at providing women with the opportunity to grow and succeed. Some of the life skills offered at Terebinth include parenting skills, finance and budgeting classes, women’s empowerment programs including classes on identifying signs of violence, exploitation and manipulation in interpersonal relationships and how to prevent future unhealthy relationships, self-care practices, cooking classes, and more, including job training and education opportunities.


  • Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program for women 18 and older

  • Trauma-informed, Strength-based, Victim-centered, and Survivor-informed Programming

  • Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services

  • Equine Therapy    

  • Individualized Case Management

  • Legal Advocacy Referrals 

  • Independent Living Skills

  • Education and Employment Services

  • Wellness Programming

  • An On-site Registered Nurse

  • Medical referrals

  • Psychological referrals

  • Support Groups

  • Survivor Staff

  • Spiritual guidance (if desired)