SHRCC

Oct 082018
 
According to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2016 Homicide Data, South Carolina ranked sixth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 1.83 per 100,000. This annual study is released in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is recognized in October.
SOUTH CAROLINA
48 females were murdered by males in South Carolina in 2016
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in South Carolina was 1.88 per 100,000 in 2016
Ranked 6th in the United States
AGE
For homicides in which the age of the victim was reported (48 homicides), 3 victims (6 percent) were less than
18 years old, and 3 victims (6 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 40 years old.
RACE
Out of 48 female homicide victims, 24 were white, 23 were black, and 1 was of unknown race.
MOST COMMON WEAPONS
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 59 percent of female victims (26 out of 44)
were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 54 percent (14 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 5
females killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 4 females killed by a blunt object, and 8 females
killed by bodily force.
VICTIM/OFFENDER RELATIONSHIP
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 95 percent of female victims (42
out of 44) were murdered by someone they knew. Two female victims were killed by strangers. Of the victims
who knew their offenders, 69 percent (29 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of
the offenders. Among the female intimates who were murdered, 66 percent (19 victims) were killed with guns;
53 percent of these (10 victims) were shot and killed with handguns.
CIRCUMSTANCE
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 88 percent (28 out of 32) were not related to the
commission of any other felony. Of these, 71 percent (20 homicides) involved arguments between the victim
and the offender.
Sep 272018
 

Join us for the 3rd Annual Open Mic Night to raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence.

Open to the public, this free event will be at the Ciclops Cyderi Brewery in Spartanburg SC October 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm.

This platform provides survivors of intimate partner violence to share their stories through artistic expression.
Sign up for performers begins at 7:30 pm – poetry, music, song, spoken word
The remarkable Poetic Willow will open with some of her powerful spoken word pieces.

Facebook Event Page
*** The subject matter for this event contains personal accounts of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. May not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Sep 232018
 

Helpful Links:

United We Stand On-line Registration

United We Stand Brochure

Online Conference materials –  some 2018 conference material may be available after September 28, 2018!! (This link is CASE Sensitive)

*Still visible is conference material from 2017 United We Stand Conference

Aug 162018
 

THE MAGIC OF GIVING

25th ANNIVERSARY ~ AUCTION FOR A CAUSE

Please join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Uptown Sertoma Club Auction for A Cause. This event will take place on November 2, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Our gratitude and thanks go out to The JM SMITH Corporation as the Signature Sponsor again this year.

You will have an opportunity to bid on an array of goodies not only in two silent auctions but in a live auction as well. What a great opportunity you have to share in solidarity and the passion of giving with others who support those in need within this community.

So how can you help us at SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition

From now on until October 26th, SHRCC will be collecting items with a value of $50 or more for the silent auctions and items with a value of $250 or more for the live auction.  We’re looking for donations of:

  • Fine Jewelry
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Vehicles
  • Boats
  • Spa Treatments
  • Collegiate Tickets or Memorabilia
  • Professional Sports Tickets or Memorabilia
  • Gift certificates
  • Gift Baskets
  • Movie tickets
  • Concert tickets

In addition to supporting your community, your donation is also tax deductible for the value of the item. If we receive your donation before October 16th, you or your company will be acknowledged as a donor in the auction catalog

Need Tickets? Come directly to SHRCC to purchase them in advance for $20.00. That’s right, you save $5.00 as well as allow us to keep the proceeds from the sale.

Tickets are also on sale at the auditorium for $25.00 that night.

Don’t Forget:

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

A 10% Buyers Premium will be added to all purchases

Free parking

Live music

Free Catered local food

Cash Bar (beer and wine only)

We would like to say THANK YOU in advance for your donation(s) to our organization. Because of your generosity, proceeds from the sale of SHRCC auction items and ticket sales benefit victims and families of domestic violence and sexual assault. Your gift allows us to continue to provide shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and other services to those we serve within your community.

If you would like to help or need more information, please e-mail Jennifer O’Shields @ jennifer.oshields@shrcc.org or call 864.583.9803.

website: auction4acause.net

Facebook: Auction for a Cause

 

 

 

 Posted by at 12:00 am
Aug 152018
 
Our volunteer advocate program is one of the most crucial aspects of our organization. Volunteer advocates answer our 24/7 crisis hotline and accompany sexual assault victims at the hospital. These advocates help connect victims to our resources and to other resources in the community.
If you are interested in joining this dedicated, talented team of volunteers, the process is simple!
Begin by calling our volunteer coordinator, Julia Hogan, at 864-583-9803. Together, you will set up a time and date to come to our main office for a short interview and some paperwork.
After that, you will have access to our online training course. Our online course is 33 hours long and can be completed from the comfort of your own home. If there are any questions or issues, our staff will be available to help guide you.
Once you have finished the online portion, you must attend a half-day, hands-on workshop. These workshops will be held every eight weeks and will give you a chance to go over everything you learned in the class and apply it to real-life situations.
Our crisis line volunteers answered 1,230 calls last year alone. We could not help so many survivors in our community with out their talent, dedication, and empathy. If you would like to join us in the battle to end sexual violence in the upstate, please call 864-583-9803 today.

Volunteer Application

Aug 142018
 

With School starting, we wanted to get out our list of items we need for the children we serve @ SHRCC. All donations are tax deductible and we can count the hours you spent shopping.  Thank you for thinking of our kids and know your donation will make a difference! 

 2018 School Supply Wish List

  • Backpacks (various sizes/colors) – Specifically need for teens
  • Nylon zipper pencil pouches
  • Calculators
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers (thin & thick)
  • Crayons
  • Notebook paper
  • Graph paper
  • 2-pocket folders w/prongs
  • Composition (Marbled) notebooks – black and white
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Sticky Notes
  • Dividers
  • Binders (various sizes)
  • Blue/black pens
  • Sharpened pencils #2
  • Glue sticks
  • Hand sanitizer (small/travel)
  • Kleenex
  • Rulers (plastic)
  • Fiskar scissors
  • Flash drives
  • Ear buds or Head phones
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Quart & Gallon size baggies

 

If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring them to our main office:
SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
236 Union Street  Spartanburg, SC
864-583-9803
Office hours: Monday-Friday  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Aug 022018
 

SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition

2017 Year End Statistics Report

  • we assisted 2,565 adults and 1,273 children traumatized by domestic violence and sheltered 354 adults and children
  • we assisted 315 direct and 141 indirect  victims of sexual assault
  • we provided 4,698 individual  and 1,636 family therapy sessions for 624 people
  • we also provided 232 therapy/support groups  which were attended by 259 individuals
  • we accompanied 103 victims of sexual assault to the hospital
  • we assisted 328 victims with filing order of protection petitions and attended 1,363 hearings with domestic violence and sexual assault victims
  • we provided 633 education/prevention programs reaching 134,367 individuals
  • 2,031 volunteers contributed 26,611 hours this year