We’re Here For You

Refuge House is always available to assist survivors of domestic and sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The challenges of dealing with the coronavirus has added another layer of danger for victims, who have found traditional methods of outreach to  connect with programs and services through our agency limited as they navigate remaining in close…

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…

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…

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…