Surge Refuge Center The Surge Refuge Center seeks to promote healing and transition for the communities through the following 5 operational objectives. The 5 Operational Objectives drive programming expectations. Residents of The Surge Refuge Center progress through 4, focused Tiers, each consisting of 90 day blocks. The program Tiers and Operational Objectives are implemented through The Surge Refuge Center’s 5 learning strategies. We believe these strategies drive holistic transition.