The goal is to empower individuals with the needed life skills and training to build a sustainable, independent future, breaking the cycle of poverty, abuse and exploitation for generations to come. The Refuge will feature a restaurant home for HauteBird (currently hosting pop-ups all over Sacramento) with a trauma-informed work environment and allow the opportunity to gain work experience. This restaurant will expand its employment opportunities beyond the women living onsite, to include transitional-age youth within Oak Park and surrounding communities.