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…

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…