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…

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…