Media Coverage

July 16, 2020 – More than $3 million granted for COVID-19 relief in NE Florida

May 28, 2020 – ROCK the Relief collects 59000 pounds of goods

May 17, 2020 – Food drive at St. Augustine Amphitheatre collects 32K pounds of groceries

April 30, 2020 – Hugs Across County continues efforts to help area children in need amid crisis

April 26, 2020 – Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund awards grants to 9 agencies

April 26, 2020 – Education Notebook: Florida Prepaid open enrollment extended

April 9, 2020 – Petitions To Reopen Beaches; Telescope Health; Preventing Domestic Violence; Wild Florida

March 28, 2020 – Closures and cancellations: Betty Griffin Center 5K Race Postponed

March 28, 2020 – Coronavirus: St. Johns County nonprofits grapple with high demand, fewer resources

March 4, 2020 – St Augustine Sailing Sisters kicks-off sailing series Sunday, March 8

Feb. 21, 2020 – Betty Griffin Center continues to offer full range of services

Feb. 16, 2020 – 39th annual Lions Seafood Festival slated for March 20-22

Jan. 19, 2020 – Students invited to participate in art and poetry contest

Jan. 1, 2020 – Support System

Dec. 12, 2019 – Gavarrette, Rich and Werle join Betty Griffin Center Board

Oct. 25, 2019 – RECORD EDITORIAL | Make it a point to make a difference

Oct. 23, 2019 – Recreational Pot Initiative; ‘A Quiet Revolution’; Domestic Violence Awareness

Oct. 15, 2019 – Betty Griffin House Fundraiser: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Well Women 360, 240 San Marco Ave., St Augustine.

Oct. 9, 2019 – Betty Griffin Center helps promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct. 8, 2019 – Representatives from Betty Griffin Center present a proclamation to declare October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Oct. 2, 2019 – Advocates focus light on deadly potential of domestic violence

August 8, 2019 – The Betty Griffin Center in St. Johns County elected Jayne Evans and Patrick Carmichael as board members. 

Feb. 18, 2019 – County receives $133,000, with $5,000 for Betty Griffin Center – St. Augustine Record

Feb. 14, 2019 – St. Johns County domestic violence, sexual assault center needs more money – Channel 4, WJXT-TV

Feb. 12, 2019 – Increasing population places greater need on Betty Griffin Center – St. Augustine Record

Jan. 26, 2019 – Letter to the Editor – St. Augustine Record

Nov. 1, 2018 – Betty Griffin Center Reaches Halfway Milestone for Weaver Challenge Grant – St. Augustine Woman’s Journal

Oct. 21, 2018 – Empowering Women: Shop and Donate Event, October 24 – Ponte Vedra Focus

Oct. 11, 2018 – Interview on domestic violence with Gail Patin, CEO of Hubbard House in Jacksonville and Joyce Mahr, CEO of Betty Griffin Center in St. Johns County – WJCT-FM

Oct. 4, 2018 – Candlelight Vigil Held for Domestic Abuse Fatalities in St. Johns County –Action News Jax

Oct. 1, 2018  – Report: Domestic Violence Homicides Hold Steady as Other Forms of Homicide Fall – WJCT-FM

Sept. 28, 2018  – St. Augustine’s Sing Out Loud Festival raises $98K for Betty Griffin Center  – Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Sept. 26, 2018 – Taste of the Beaches Names 2018 Winners – St. Augustine Record

Sept. 21, 2018 – Taste of the Beach set for Sept. 23 – St. Augustine Record

Sept. 19, 2018 – St. Augustine Editorial/Weaver Foundation Challenge Grant – St. Augustine Record

Sept. 4, 2018 – Interview with Lindsay Thompson, Green Dot Coordinator Channel 4 Morning Show

Aug. 17, 2018 –  Nicole Pece, development director, joins poetry contest winner Nia Howard – Channel 4 Morning Show

July 23, 2018 – Bikini Race to Benefit Betty Griffin Center – St. Augustine Record

May 17, 2018 – Local center for domestic violence sees increase due to #metoo movement – Action News Jax

May 17, 2018 – Betty Griffin Center Received $100,000 Grant from Delores Barr Weaver Fund – Ponte Vedra Recorder

May 7, 2018 – #Metoo movement encourages abused to seek help at Betty Griffin Center – St. Augustine Record

May 4, 2018 – Metoo movement sparking change in St. Johns County – First Coast News

May 1, 2018 – Sing Out Loud Music Festival to benefit Betty Griffin Center – St. Augustine Record

April 8, 2018 – Interview between anchor Paige Kelton and Betty Griffin Center’s Nicole Pece – Action News Jax Sunday

March 14, 2018 – Day without Violence Calendar Contest Open for Entries through March – St. Augustine Record

Jan. 27, 2018 – Ponte Vedra student organizes second annual event benefitting survivors of domestic violence – Ponte Vedra Recorder

Jan. 24, 2018 – Legal Freedom Fighter Series: Tania R. Schmidt-Alpers – Rocket Matter

January 2018  – Joy in Childhood Foundation Donates $10,000 to Betty Griffin Center (Page 20) – St. Johns Magazine

Dec. 25, 2017 – 10 Who Make a Difference features Tania R. Schmidt-Alpers, full-time, in-house counsel for domestic violence victims at Betty Griffin Center – St. Augustine Record

Dec. 20, 2017 – Interview with Betty Griffin Center Development Director Nicole Pece – St. Augustine Tonight

Nov. 9, 2017 –   Taste of the Beach Set for Nov. 12 – St. Augustine Record

Nov. 3, 2017 –   Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine Golf Tournament Raises $25,700 for Center – Florida Times-Union

Oct. 15, 2017  –  Domestic Violence in St. Johns County, CEO Joyce Mahr interview with Paige Kelton Action News Jax

Oct. 13, 2017 –   InVEST, partnership of civic groups and law enforcement, launched during event – Historic City News

Oct. 12, 2017 –   New team advocating for domestic violence victims launches in St. Johns County – Channel 4 News

Sept. 28, 2017 – The 11th annual Taste of the Beach, Benefitting Betty Griffin Center, Postponed St. Augustine Record

July 3, 2017 –     Betty Griffin Center Announces Calendar/Poetry Contest Winners – St. Augustine Record

April 5, 2017 –    Sandi Cipolloni and Ruby Hauder discuss the Green Dot Program, Betty Griffin Center with Melissa Ross, Host of First Coast Connect – WJCT-FM

Feb. 27, 2017 –   Overview of the new Green Dot Program – Flagler College Newspaper

Feb. 2, 2017 –     Nearly 30 Students Certified in Violence Awareness Program – St.  Augustine Record

Jan. 9, 2017 –     Betty Griffin Center and Flagler College hosts kick-off event for Green Dot Campaign – Action News Jax

Nov 23, 2016 –   Student Artwork Exhibited at County Building – St. Augustine Record

Oct. 3, 2016 –     Betty Griffin House Becomes Betty Griffin Center – WJCT-FM, First Coast Connect