Last year, the Betty Griffin House 5K Run & Walk drew 568 runners & walkers and raised over $22,000. All proceeds raised are used to help end domestic & sexual violence. Betty Griffin House is the only center in St. Johns County that has provided free services to all victims of domestic and sexual abuse for the past 24 years. Last year, Betty Griffin House received more than 1,900 calls to the crisis hotline and accompanied 30 survivors during the forensic rape exam. The primary purpose of the agency is to provide holistic services that directly relate to the victims’ experience of abuse which will increase safety and security for both the victim and the family. As a full service domestic and sexual abuse center, Betty Griffin House provides information and referral, a 24-hour crisis hotline, court advocacy, civil legal representation, individual and group counseling and other support services to shelter residents and non-residents. Betty Griffin House also provides a Sexual Assault Recovery Program for advocacy, service management, legal representation, rape crisis unit forensic exams, advocacy coordination and crisis counseling services. In addition, Betty Griffin House community educators provide primary prevention education on domestic abuse and sexual assault in the community and St. Johns County School District K-12 and local colleges. For more information about Betty Griffin House visit www.bettygriffinhouse.org.