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Learning About... Domestic Violence

You are already taking action against abuse, by learning more about domestic violence. You might be wondering whether what your partner is doing to you is abuse. You might be wondering whether a friend or family member may be a victim. And you may be wondering how to take care of yourself, if you or someone you know is being abused. We hope the information here is useful to you. We are always happy to hear from you, any time. Just call our hotline at 850-681-2111, or 850-584-8808.

Refuge House can offer a range of services, including emergency shelter, counseling and therapy, injunction and legal support, children's services, and transitional housing, for victims of domestic violence and their children.

There is another way to feel and to live.

Hundreds of women, children and men who have suffered abuse have been part of Refuge House, and we have been so happy to be part of the next chapter in their lives. They want you to know that they are cheering for you, and want you to feel well and happy. And that it's possible for you. One woman said to us, as she was leaving shelter, "We can take our lives and our freedom back." We are here for your life and your freedom.