Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In the wake of the powerful #MeToo movement, there has been an explosion of conversation around sexual violence, and we are starting to see how many people it affects worldwide. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we want to share some information with you all to think about throughout this month of awareness and…

Welcome to the new Green Dot!

What’s up, Green Dotters? Welcome to our new and improved website! Go ahead, take a look around (spoiler alert – it’s awesome). Just in case you missed it, our Facebook user account is gone (we didn’t un-friend you, we promise!) because we now have our very own Facebook page! Like us at Green Dot Refuge…

Preparing for standardized testing

Let’s face it – high school is stressful, especially when standardized tests are coming up. When stress runs high, it’s common for students to get into a bad mood and sometimes snap, even on their friends. Don’t panic, Green Dotters! We’re going to share some tips on how to prepare for test day and how…

Refuge House turns 40

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Refuge House turned the big “40” Wednesday. The center first opened its doors in 1978 as a battered womens shelter in Tallahassee. They have experienced consistent growth after the 1994 Violence Against Women Act. The Refuge House fields about 4,000 hotline calls each year. More than 2,000 domestic abuse and…

Refuge House celebrates its 40th anniversary

Forty years. Wow! This month Refuge House celebrates its 40th anniversary of service provision in our community. During that time, we’ve grown tremendously: a bigger Leon emergency shelter, an additional shelter in Taylor county, transitional housing services, a courthouse office, a stand-alone rape crisis service center, collaborations with DCF and local sheriff’s offices, counseling, community…

Poets speak up to support Refuge House

Midtown Reader is hosting an evening with David Kirby and Barbara Hamby to support Refuge House and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9,  from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Road.  There is a suggested donation of $25 for adults, $10 for students. All donations…

5K raises money for Refuge House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Refuge House hosted a 5k run to kick off Domestic Violence Month Sunday. The run raises awareness and recognizes the survivors of domestic violence. More than $5,000 from the event will go to the local non-profit, connecting and helping people in violent relationships. The Refuge House will continue to host…