The African Proverb, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is evident in the works at the City of Refuge. The staff, partners, coalitions and residents are part of the Village as well as the child. Each member of the group’s efforts is present in elevating one another to higher levels and can be seen when hopelessness, broken spirits and homelessness are replaced with hope, joy, employment and stable housing. It is a true joy to see successes come about from this combined Village effort.
James Reed is the Director of Case Management at City of Refuge. His education includes a B.A. in criminal justice and social work, a Masters of Social Work, and a Juris Doctorate. He offers a unique skillset, including a clinical social work license (LCSW), which allows him to provide in-depth, one-on-one counseling services. James is from the rural town of Covington, GA and has witnessed a litany of social changes and improvements in human rights. He joined City of Refuge because he wanted to be an agent of change and a part of the solution.
When James isn’t busy at City of Refuge transforming lives, he can be found spending time with his wife of 34 years or passing wisdom onto his two children and grandson.