In 2020, the organization now known as Betty Griffin Center will mark 30 years of providing shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence in St. Johns County.
For the first two decades, the nonprofit was known as the Betty Griffin House – with the ‘House’ changed to ‘Center’ as the agency re-branded itself in 2016 to better describe the extensive programs and services provided to women, men and their families beyond only providing shelter.
One of the main questions staff and board members receive from the public from time to time: who was Betty Griffin?
Well, Betty Griffin passed away many years ago, but it was her home that was donated and used as the original, permanent shelter just outside St. Augustine.
Check out this short video to find out more!