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…

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…

Refuge House celebrates SAFE Center opening

The Refuge House, an advocacy and resource center for sexual assault victims, celebrated the opening of its new stand-alone clinic Thursday. Noting the immense collaboration between adjacent Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, community advocates, law enforcement and volunteers, Refuge House Executive Director Meg Baldwin commended the devotion to survivors of sexual assault. “I wish that every victim…