New Office in Leon County Courthouse

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A Tallahassee organization known for helping victims of domestic violence opened it’s new space Friday. Refuge House celebrated their new office Friday, which is at the Leon County Courthouse. According to the organization, working inside the courthouse allows victims to visit them and seek assistance filing injunctions for protective orders for things…

Tips for a Safe Summer Season

Time moves a little slower in the summer: barbecues, family travel, longer nights and brighter days. But for many, summer can bring unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and increased consumption of alcohol. It may also include increased loneliness and disagreement with friends and family. These unique challenges may increase the risk of violence. #TeamRefugeHouse wants you…

Women in Music: A Refuge House Benefit

Local musicians raise money to end domestic violence Jarell Baker, Jun 24, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A local musical ensemble, the Young Peiskee Duo, is partnering with the Refuge House and raising money to stop domestic violence. “Music has that special feeling of hope and a future and joy. So it seemed like such a great…

Rape statistics show increase in reports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) – Every major crime index fell in Florida last year, with the exception of one: forcible rape. Victim advocates are applauding the increasing number of reports. Advocate Meg Baldwin says rape is the most under-reported crime in Florida and the nation. “If you take the reported number and multiply it by…

April is #SAAM

Every April we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual assault is a serious problem with wide-spread impacts. According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 5 women in America have experienced completed or attempted rape, and 1 on 67 men…