SHRCC

Jan 112019
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition has received a grant for $7,980 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to replace sheets, blankets, towels, and comforters at the emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties. They have also funded repairs to the roof and purchased food for the shelter.

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Jan 082019
 

Gaffney Police Department donated $780 for No Shave November, presented by Chief Chris Skinner and Assistant Chief Mike Segina, and the Blacksburg Police Department donated $380, presented by Sgt Mark Vanderburg to Lynn Hawkins, the Executive Director of Safe Home/Rape Crisis Coalition on December 20, 2018 at the Blacksburg Police Department.

Dec 202018
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition in Spartanburg has an immediate opening for a part-time therapist.  The position would be for 20-25 hours a week, M-F, with some evening hours required. Masters level clinical degree or higher required. Full clinical licensure preferred. 

Bi-lingual Spanish and English a plus.  Ability to work with children required.

Submit Application to Lynn Hawkins @ SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
236 Union Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302 or
lynn.hawkins@shrcc.org

No Phone Calls Please
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Nov 272018
 

Christmas is right around the corner, and so is theThe Shop Motorcycle Club‘s TOY POKER RUN benefiting SHRCC Spartanburg and the victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse that we serve in our community…men, women and children alike. So rev up those engines, and join us SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 (rain date December 8).

1st Bike Out – 11:00 am
Last Bike Out – 1:00 pm
Parade with Santa departs promptly at 3:00 pm from 4th draw stop Grille 221 on Hwy 221 to Mid-City Shrine Club.
🃏$25 Joker Instant Win at each stop🃏

Poker Run Entry: New Toys/Games or Cash Donations
One Hand Per Rider With Donation (All Motorcycles & Vehicles Welcome).

Cash prizes for Best and Worst Hands 💵 breakfast 🍳 live entertainment 🎶 parade with Santa 🎅 and more!!!

FOR MORE INFO: Willie: 864-542-5610 OR Tennessee: 864-921-5086

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