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…

NURSING WORKSHOP COVERS CARE FOR VICTIMS

NURSING WORKSHOP COVERS CARE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS The sexual assault medical forensic exam is a key component for providing care to victims of sexual assault. There is a serious shortage of sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) and it is critical that when survivors seek medical care, healthcare providers offer them the best information, services…

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…

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…