Refuge for Nations


Refuge for Nations is  a nonprofit social enterprise and subsidiary of International Friendship Centers. We create employment opportunities for refugee women through dedicated sewing centers across metro Detroit. We feel it is our moral and ethical responsibility as a nation to meet the material, emotional and spiritual needs of the immigrant and refugee communities while giving back to the greater community by feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, providing support to the hurting and much more. 

Free Industrial Sewing Class


We are now accepting new students for our free industrial sewing class. Open to all refugee and immigrant women. Must be able to provide their own transportation to our Detroit location.

New Inventory in our Shop!


Have you attended one of our recent fashion shows and loved our looks? From our signature pants to evening bags in luxurious sari prints - our online shop  has something for you!

Help us meet our Fundraising Goals!

Refuge for Nations is actively fundraising for our new Detroit location! All donations will help secure the lease of our space, 15 industrial sewing machines, electric cutters, sewing accessories and all costs associated with making the space functional for our women workers! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies heavily on donations and grants. All contributions are tax deductible! Checks can also be made payable to Refuge for Nations at Durfee Innovation 2470 Collingwood St. Detroit, MI 48206

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