About Us Restoration for All, Inc. (REFA) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, community-based, and African-led social multi-service organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota USA. Our goal is to implement a range of culturally appropriate and responsive activities that are grounded in humanness whose philosophy reflects a spirit of interconnectedness. REFA fosters the strength of immigrants and refugees and create a safe space for post-traumatic growth, mutual support, and economic self sufficiency which helps them discover their positive cultural identity. Meet Dr. Tolulope Monisola Ola Dr. Tolulope Monisola Ola is the Founder and Executive Director of Restoration for All Inc; a nonprofit organization with the mission to nurture and empower individuals, organizations, and communities to renew, discover and restore their culture of well-being. She is a Mental Health Practitioner, African Storyteller, and an advocate for cultural healing through mind, body, and spirit practices. She is a Co-chair for the Mental Health and Wellness Action Team of Ramsey County Public Health. She is an entrepreneur and a social researcher with several journal articles, book chapters, and two books to her credit and has presented extensively on the role of culture in improving mental health and well-being at local, state, national, and international conferences. She has expertise in public health and rights-based responses to chronic diseases and their psychosocial impacts on immigrants and refugees from Africa. She is a public health expert with experience in empowering and mobilizing communities to bring about social change through health education, sensitization, and advocacy to create an environment that is physically, socially, and culturally inclusive.
Organizational Programming We engage and use the humanities within our programming to achieve our organization's mission by designing and implementing projects that are grounded in the humanities, have the potential to provide high-quality humanities learning experiences for beneficiaries, participants and audiences, as well as demonstrate the capacity for successful implementation. Other programming formats that we use are not limited to community dialogue, and community conversations, and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, interactive and experiential activities.
R E F A envisions a future where resilient communities are built in the immigrant and refugee communities through the discovery of their cultural heritage and cultural values, and connection to culturally appropriate resources.
"Culture brings out the humanness in us and it is at the very core of whom we are and who we would become." -