For decades, Azusa Refuge Foundation, Inc. has been empowering underserved communities and marginalized women and rehabilitating homeless individuals in the United States and West Africa.


Our mission has always been to empower those individuals who are disenfranchised and need our direct support to once again become productive members of their respective communities.


We accomplish this goal through various social services, community projects, and civic engagement with policy makers and leaders around the world.

Our organization strives to make the world a better place and encourages others who follow in our message of "Empowering the Oppressed", to help us continue and strengthen our work.

Azusa Refuge Foundation, Inc.

IRS Tax Exempt 501(C)(3) organization

EIN #20-2994866

Titilayo Shofu-Elisha

Executive Director


Albert Talasazan


Matityahu Geula Cohen

Vice President

Joseph Koshki

Treasurer ​

David Cohen

Chairman of the Board

Ben Rafael

Board Member


Saeid Kheradyar

Board Member

Rodney Brown

Board Member


Matityahu Geula Cohen with Senator Bob Corker,
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Matityahu Geula Cohen with Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence
Our Executive Director Titilayo Shofu & Mr.Cohen with His Highness King Ogunleye 
Matityahu Geula Cohen with the mayor of Beverly Hills,
Jimmy Delshad (left) and philanthropist Beny Alagem (right)
Matityahu Geula Cohen with Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Matityahu Geula Cohen with Congressman Ted Lieu
member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee 
David Cohen with Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone, Honorable Madame Zainab Bangura    
David Cohen with Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, Honorable Madame Tzipi Hotovely 
David Cohen with His Royal Highness King of Anambra State, Nigeria
The Senatorial Medal of Freedom
The highest honor a member of the U.S. Senate may award a citizen of the U.S.A.
U.S. Senator Wayne Allard congratulates David Cohen on the occasion of being awarded the Senatorial Medal of Freedom
David Cohen with Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA-D),
Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
David Cohen with Los Angeles ciy councilman Curren Price of the South Los Angeles 9th district

© 2017 by Azusa Foundation

"Empower the Oppressed"

​​Contact us:

USA: 1 (213) 545-6957

Africa: 234(0)8163189279

Mail: ​

1976 S La Cienega Blvd C-162

 Los Angeles CA 90034

Email: azusa@mail.org

Azusa Refuge Foundation, Inc.

IRS Tax Exempt 501(C)(3) organization

EIN #20-2994866