All of the proceeds generated from the Race for Refuge event will benefit the mission of The Covering House, a St. Louis organization that provides refuge and restoration for girls who have experienced sexual exploitation or sexual trafficking.

The mission of The Covering House is twofold. First, The Covering House provides community-based services for girls who are not in need of residential housing upon rescue. These services include counseling, group therapy, experiential classes, summer day camps, mentoring and tutoring, as well as support for caregivers through the Supportive Adults Program.


Secondly, The Covering House’s approach to addressing the needs of each survivor is by providing long-term therapeutic housing. This includes an integrated program that incorporates the areas of clinical, educational, and recreational programming for girls between the ages of 13-17 that have experienced sexual exploitation or sexual trafficking.

To learn more about The Covering House, or to donate online, visit