Refuge House devastated by community deaths, staff stands against brutality | By Meg Baldwin

A month has now passed since the murders of Oluwatoyin Ruth Salau and Victoria Sims. We don’t know the precise date of their deaths, because they were killed and their bodies hidden over a week that still holds secrets. Their friends and families, the people who loved them, were devastated by their loss.  Toyin Salau’s young life had already…

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…

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…