The Roswell Refuge goal: Help victims make it on their own

September 7, 2011 • Local News

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign.

Perhaps best known for its shelter, The Roswell Refuge provides resources for victims and abusers alike who are trying to escape domestic violence.

The Roswell Refuge is comprised of two buildings. There is the shelter that provides temporary living accommodations for women and children who have fled an abusive environment, and administrative offices where a 52-week domestic violence course is offered for those who have been convicted of domestic violence.

“What most people know us for, is our shelter,” said Michelle Royer, assistant director of The Roswell Refuge. However, the 52-week course, formally known as the Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Program, is also an important part of what the refuge offers.

Doug Southern, executive director of The Roswell Refuge, said that in July there were 130 Login to read more

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