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…

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…