Domestic violence speak out event happens Tuesday

Posted at 6:35 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 02:44:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Domestic violence survivors will come together for an afternoon of support and healing.

It's all a part of an annual event put on by the Refuge House.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Tuesday morning to talk about the event.

The main goal is to show women currently going through domestic violence issues that they're not alone but they can and will overcome it.

The Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil and Survivor Speak Out allows survivors to come together and share their stories.

Participants also remember the lives lost to domestic violence and vow to try to save those who are currently experiencing it.

Refuge House Executive Director Meg Baldwin says that every year they see more and more women returning in hopes of sharing their stories again to help out others.

"What this night does is really celebrate those women's successes and also gives them the chance to share their knowledge and understanding of what worked for them with other women so that other women know that this will be a chapter in their life, not a life sentence," Baldwin said.

If you want to join, the event is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the TCC Workforce Development Center on Appleyard Drive.