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.
by Patty Branco, Senior Technical Assistance & Resource Specialist for theNational Resource Center on Domestic Violence This October, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is building uponconversations from 2015around Awareness + Action = Social Change by offering key awareness activities and action steps for propelling us forward […]
South Carolina has moved from first in the United States for women murdered by men to 5th, with a rate of 1.73 per 100,000 in 2014 according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data. This is the 19th year in a row that South Carolina has […]
SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition 2016 Year End Statistics Report we assisted 3,787 adults and 1,817 children traumatized by domestic violence and sheltered 316 adults and children we assisted 276 direct and 162 indirect victims of sexual assault we provided 4,759 individual and 1,602 family therapy sessions for 701 people we also provided 239 therapy/support groups […]
#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 […]
We are a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence and their dependent children in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties, and victims of sexual assault in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.
Have a question? Want to learn more about our services? Looking to volunteer? If so, leave us a message or call our offices M-F ~ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
If you need immediate assistance please call our 24-hour crisis line @ 864.583.9803. All calls are confidential.
If this is an emergency, please dial 911.
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SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition has a vital Volunteer Program with over 400 individuals, businesses, and organizations who assist us in providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Can you make a difference in our community?