Sep 052014
 

SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition is offering a special 30-hour Volunteer Training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis line counselors, and shelter advocates beginning Monday, September 8, 2014 – September 30, 2014.

Our 24-hour crisis line needs volunteers to take crisis calls during evenings, weekends, and holidays. Training is provided by community agencies, and offered free of charge.

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.  Shelter advocates work in our emergency shelter with victims and their children.

We assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault 24 hours a day 7 days a week for Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties. For more information, please call 583-9803 or 1-800- 273- 5066 and ask for Karen Martin-Wilkins, our Volunteer Coordinator.

You can make a difference in the life of a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.  Come and find out how.

 

Volunteer Agenda

 

Aug 272012
 

United We Stand…Putting the Pieces Together

(An Interpersonal Violence Conference)

Friday, October 5, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Marriott Spartanburg at Renaissance Park

Featured Speaker:  Lt. Mike Prodane, BS

Behavioral Science Unit

South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division

(CE, Nursing Contact Hours, Social Work, Counselors, Victim Service Providers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Judges Credits Approved)

Scholarships are available to this conference.

Registration Fee is $75.00; Additional fee after September 21, 2012: $15.00

Fee includes light continental breakfast, handout materials,

refreshments, lunch, and certificate of attendance.

Deadline for registration is September 21, 2012;

No refunds will be made. Substitutions are accepted and encouraged.

For more information contact Marlene Evans or Jennifer O’Shields

at 864.583.9803 or 1.800.273.5066.

United We Stand Brochure

United We Stand Agenda Insert

Apr 022012
 

About the 2012 campaign

This April, it’s time to start a dialogue, and the topic of the conversation is healthy sexuality.The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.The 2012 SAAM campaign provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this dialogue can build safe, healthy relationships and communities.Click to read more SAAM Campaign
Apr 022012
 

In our country, a child is abused or neglected every 36 seconds, and, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, only 40 percent of abused children receive the services they need. The Protect Our Kids Act can be the catalyst we need to begin to speak out more effectively for children who cannot speak up on their own. This April, as we mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month, I hope more and more of our colleagues will join me and Senator Collins in this first step to end this national abomination once and for all.

To read more of this article, click here.

Mar 222012
 

Sexual violence is an issue that affects everyone in a community regardless of age. All of us have a role in building safe, healthy relationships and communities. Promoting such relationships begins by strengthening communication and instilling respect for   self and others in our children.

Healthy sexuality is emotional, social, cultural and physical.  It is our values, attitudes, feelings, interactions and behaviors. It changes with time and experience.

Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Why it’s important to talk with our children
  • Modeling and promoting healthy boundaries
  • Protecting children from sexual predators
  • Our role in prevention
  • Healthy relationship choices

Monday April 23, 2012

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Spartanburg Library Headquarters

Hoechst-Celanese Room

For adults talking with  children ages infant – 11

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Monday April 30, 2012

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Spartanburg Library Headquarters

Hoechst-Celanese Room

For adults talking with  children ages 12-17

For more information or to register, please call Danielle Spakes @ 864.583.9803 or danielle.spakes@shrcc.org.

 

Mar 232011
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors beginning March 5, 2012!

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, on weekends, and holidays during shifts they choose each month.

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 Karen Martin-Wilkins at 583-9803 for more information or to sign up for the class. We hope you will join us!

SHRCC Volunteer Training Program Agenda

Mar 172011
 

We are revamping and rescheduling our psychotherapy support groups for survivors

Tuesday 4:30pm-6:00pm DV Support Group for Adults with Susan Luna

Tuesday 4:30pm-6:00pm Sexual Violence Recovery Group with Elizabeth Pratt

Tuesday 4:30pm-6:00pm DV Support Group for Kids with Pam Jobe

Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm Interpersonal Violence Support Group for LGBT Clients with Elizabeth Pratt

These groups are open by referral from a staff therapist or by assessment with Elizabeth Pratt

Please contact Ms. Pratt for more information at 864.583.9803