Back to School!

After soaking up the summer sun, embracing the “no homework” life, and spending some extra time with your friends, we’re officially in back-to-school mode! The new school year brings new experiences, new friendships, and new opportunities for you to be a positive force in your school, home, and community! So you’ve been working that summer…

How to Report Bullying on Social Media

Social Media businesses are governed by the laws of the country in which they are head-quartered, but they are also expected to comply with local laws where they operate. Most Social Media sites have a reporting system in place aimed at flagging inappropriate content, however, they do come under a lot of criticism for not…

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…