TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Refuge House turned the big “40” Wednesday.
The center first opened its doors in 1978 as a battered womens shelter in Tallahassee.
They have experienced consistent growth after the 1994 Violence Against Women Act.
The Refuge House fields about 4,000 hotline calls each year.
More than 2,000 domestic abuse and rape survivors turn to them for resources, support and additional counseling services.