Refugee Children Center (also known as San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center, Inc.) in North Hills, CA is a healing embrace to the hundreds of children who have made the perilous journey from Central America to seek refuge in the United States. Our overarching goal is to reach out to these children and their families and offer our center as a place of welcome and healing through partnerships with community organizations to provide for basic needs, services and resources.
To be a place that provides refugee children in the United States support through a holistic approach while empowering them through education and an understanding of collaboration.
Pastor Fred Morris came out of retirement to North Hills, California in 2014, to start a new faith community. In July 2015, the San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center Inc. was launched with three refugee children and two part-time former staff, Amanda Escobar Romero and Abril Escobar Romero, as a response to the surge of unaccompanied minors arriving in unprecedented numbers at the U.S.-Mexico Border.