Annual Domestic Violence Speak-Out

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Tallahassee on Tuesday night, several survivors of domestic violence shared their stories. Refuge House held its annual Survivor Speak-Out at Tallahassee Community College. Community partners offered services and support for those wanting to learn more about ways to help prevent domestic violence. After a…

Help domestic violence survivors by seeing their truth

Help domestic violence survivors by seeing their truth | Opinion Meg Baldwin, Published 8:38 a.m. ET Oct. 5, 2018 (Photo: Democrat files) This year, Domestic Violence Awareness Month arrives during an intense period of activism and national reflection on gender and power-based violence. For us, DVAM gives us an opportunity to show domestic violence survivors in…

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…

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…

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…