Helping Victims
Become Survivors

We provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to their children and families, as well as to eliminate such violence through community education and public advocacy.

If you are wondering whether or not you should call, that probably means you should

If you are wondering whether or not you should call, that probably means you should.

Our 24-Hour Helpline is your place for a nonjudgmental listening ear, and the gateway to our other services. We’re here for you.

Real Survivor Success Stories

Refuge House’s crisis hotline helped me escape domestic violence and set me on a my path to finding support, housing and healing.

a survivor helped by Refuge House in 2023

The Refuge House

Dawn of Hope Family Center Capital Campaign

This is not just transitional housing, it is transformative housing. Utilizing a multi-generational approach, we will be able to end cycles of family violence and improve long-term outcomes for women and children in the Big Bend.

Please consider supporting the Dawn of Hope Family Center at Refuge House!

Refuge House Services & Assistance


Emergency Shelter

Our shelters offer a safe place for adults and families at risk of domestic violence.


Transitional Housing

The Refuge House Transitional Housing Program provides confidential, safe housing to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, prostitution and sex trafficking, and to their children, for up to two and a half years.


Carmela’s Place

Providing survivors of the sex trade with group and individual counseling, case management, emergency shelter, transitional housing and more, all free of charge


Rape Crisis Response

If you were touched in a way you didn’t like or were told or shown something sexual that made you uncomfortable, you might feel hurt or unsafe.


Legal Assistance

You have rights as a survivor of violence, no matter your age, sex or race. We offer information about your legal rights and legal issues.


Youth Services

The Youth Services Program provides direct services to youth who have experienced or been affected by domestic violence.

Important Updates, News & Events