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.
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
May 052017
 

COLUMBIA — In a state among the worst in the nation in incidents of domestic violence, Statehouse lawmakers have taken a step toward teaching young people how to avoid such behavior.

The South Carolina Senate passed legislation this week that would allow minors as young as 16 to get a court order of protection — without their parents’ consent — when they are victims of domestic violence.

Additionally, the bill, which was approved unanimously, would create a dating violence education program for the state’s middle and high schools.

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Nov 232016
 

Join The Shop & SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition

for the 17th Annual Toy Poker Run

December 3th, 2016

Rain Date:  December 10th, 2016

            Registration at The Shop Clubhouse – “breakfast available”
521 New Cut Road, Una SC
 Last Card at Mid City Shrine Club
1470 Fort Prince Blvd
Wellford, SC
Entertainment – Anna Leigh Band
First Bike Out – 11:00 am
Last Bike Out – 1:00 pm
$25 Joker at each stop – Good Luck!
 Parade with Santa departs promptly at 3:00 pm from 4th draw stop 

@ Grille 221 on Hwy 211 – Spartanburg, SC

Last Card Drawn @ Mid City Shrine Club. 
    Poker Run Entry: New Toys/Games or Cash Donations
    One hand per rider with donation – All Motorcycles & Vehicles Welcome
   For information:  Willie: 542-5610, Tennessee: 921-5086
or info@theshopshots.com
                                            Cash Prizes for Best Hand -$400                                        
2nd Best Hand- $200
& Worst Hand – $100
Jan 082016
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors beginning March 14, 2016 – April 5, 2016! Agenda coming soon!!!!

This volunteer job may be perfect for you!

Our agency provides a 24-hour crisis hot line for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We serve Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.

We need Volunteer Victim Advocates to be on-call after office hours, weekends and holidays during shifts they choose each month. These volunteers may also work in our emergency shelter.

Domestic Violence volunteers respond to telephone calls only. Sexual Assault volunteers respond to telephone calls and hospital referrals. Victims of sexual assault who report to law enforcement go to a local hospital for a forensic rape examination and SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition provides accompaniment and advocacy during this process.

All prospective volunteers attend an extensive 30-hour training program to prepare them for the demands of this position. Training includes an agency overview, dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, current law, crisis intervention, shelter and hospital procedures, listening skills, and resources and referrals.

You can make a difference in the life of a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.  Come and find out how.  Call Jamie Hughes or Karen Martin-Wilkins at 583-9803 for more information or to sign up for the class.  We hope you will join us!

This training has applied for VSP certification hours through the Office of the Crime Victims’Ombudsman and the Office of Victim Services Education and Certification (OVSEC).

 

 

 

 

Aug 202015
 

Join us for our 11th annual interpersonal violence conference in our new location……

Friday, October 23, 2015 ~ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Family Life Center

First Presbyterian Church

393 East Main Street

Spartanburg, SC 29302

Oct 23, 2015 Agenda Insert

Oct 23, 2015 Brochure

You can register on-line, request a brochure via email or pick up a brochure at SHRCC.

On-line registration: www.spartanburgregional.com/CEEvents

Registration fees: $100.00 (additional fee after Oct 9, 2015 is $25.00)

$50.00 for Undergraduate/Full-time students

Registration, Coffee, Exhibits, Networking starts at 7:30 am

Welcome and Introduction begins at 8:25 am

This year our Keynote speaker will start us off with her compelling personal story of how she survived human trafficking.

We will also be giving out door prizes prior to the first session, so please stay after our keynote!!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Children’s Advocacy Center

First Presbyterian Church

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition

7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office

South Carolina Legal Services

Spartanburg County Department of Social Services

Spartanburg County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Spartanburg City Police Department

Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Wells Fargo

 

Sep 112014
 

Whenever there’s an allegation of domestic abuse, defenders of the accused bring up due process. In light of Ray Rice being cut by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, hours after TMZ published a video of the running back assaulting his wife in an elevator, consider the completely undue process Janay Palmer has endured over the past several months. Consider how much hurt and humiliation it took for this sorry semblance of a resolution to be reached:

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Jul 022013
 

After years of budget cuts, domestic and sexual violence programs have been forced to reduce services and victims are feeling the impact. The Congressionally-mandated sequester cuts are now taking effect, further decimating the resources that victims need to escape and heal from violence and abuse. Please join us in calling on Congress to end the sequester and ensure that lifesaving services will continue to be available to victims of domestic and sexual violence!

Take action via the link below and share this infographic that explains the devastating impact of funding cuts.

http://www.nnedv.org/policy/takeaction/3854-sequestration-endangers-women-2013.html