Less than a week away for online giving day!! Join us on May 3rd and support local by giving to SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition. Your donation allows us to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We provide 24-hour crisis line assistance, individual and group therapy, shelter, hospital accompaniment for sexual assault victims, follow-up and outreach, and education/prevention programs in Spartanburg, Cherokee & Union Counties.
Full Time Victim Advocate to assist sexual assault victims in Cherokee County. Requires College Degree, non-judgmental attitude, and compassionate nature. Ability to work with people from all walks of life. Advocate will work with sexual assault victims, provide educational programs in schools and other settings, collaborate with other service providers, provide follow-ups and hospital […]
Sexual violence happens to people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, professions, incomes, and ethnicities. It happens every day in our communities, schools, and workplaces.
Social inequality can increase risk.
This is a gendered form of violence. About one in five women (18.3%) and one in 71 men (1.4%) in the U.S. have been raped at some time in their lives (Black et al., 2011).
Violence starts young (Black et al., 2011)
79% of female victims of rape report that they were first raped before age 25.
28% of male victims of rape report that they were first raped at age 10 or younger.
The Spartanburg County Foundation awards $10,000 to SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition for computer labs for adult and child victims in the shelter and at the main office. See the article here: http://spcf.org/2015/11/10/the-spartanburg-county-foundation-awards-101500-to-twelve-nonprofit-organizations/
South Carolina again ranked first in the nation for women murdered by men, with a rate of 2.32 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data. This is the 18th year in a row that South Carolina has ranked in the top 10 […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Gov. Nikki Haley says a bill she signed increasing penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders and banning batterers from having guns is just the beginning to change a culture that quietly ignored abuse. Haley signed the bill Thursday that punishes abusers based on the severity of the attack, the number of […]
The Post and Courier ’til death do us part’ “More than 300 women were shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, bludgeoned or burned to death over the past decade by men in South Carolina, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse.” The […]
#SCSaysNoMore (Taken from SCCADVASA: SOUTH CAROLINA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT) What is Intimate Partner Violence? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines intimate partner violence (IPV) as a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a […]