Aug 232017
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for 

domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors from September 5 – October 3, 2017  from 6:00pm – 9:00pm!

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, every M, T & Th from 6-9pm,  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.  For more information or to sign up for the training, contact Jamie Hughes (jamie.hughes@shrcc.org) or Karen Martin-Wilkins (karen.martinwilkins@shrcc.org) or call either @ 583-9803 .  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).

Agenda will available soon!

Volunteer Application

Aug 232017
 

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE

AWARENESS MONTH

Please join us for the

20th Annual Silent Witness Vigil 

and speak out against domestic

violence in our community.

Thursday,

October 5, 2017

5:00-6:00 pm

Daniel Morgan Square

Main Street

Sponsored by:

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition

Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office

Spartanburg County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Spartanburg County Department of Social Services

Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office

Spartanburg Police Department

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.

Read More…

Oct 102016
 

Join the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and SHRCC Representatives in observance of their 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 6:00pm.

See attached Flyer about the event.candlelight-vigil-gaffney-2016-color

May 022016
 
Support Spartanburg County is one day of online giving on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 12:00 a.m. until 11.59 p.m. (EST), hosted by Spartanburg County Foundation.

On that day, anyone can go to the event website, www.supportspartanburgcounty.org and donate to SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition!

All donations made during the online giving day are 100% tax deductible. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

Mark your calendar to support us on May 3rd! Be sure to tell your family, friends and co-workers, so they can too.

Profile Page Link on Support Spartanburg: https://supportspartanburgcounty.org/npo/safe-homes-rape-crisis-coalition

https://supportspartanburgcounty.org/

https://www.facebook.com/SHRCCSpartanburg/?fref=ts

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition mission is to use our collective voice to address the impact of domestic and sexual violence by providing quality services to those affected and to create social change through education, training, and activism.

What is Support Spartanburg County 2016?

The Spartanburg County Foundation (SCF) is a tax-exempt public charity, committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents by promoting philanthropy, encouraging community engagement and responding to community needs.  We support the nonprofit community in Spartanburg County.

Established in 1943, The Spartanburg County Foundation is the oldest community foundation in South Carolina.  On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, community foundations across America will collectively participate in “National Give Local America Day”.  We are excited to join our peers across the country by hosting our own local Support Spartanburg County Giving
Day.

Support Spartanburg County is one day of online giving on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 12:00 a.m. until 11.59 p.m. (EST).  On that day, anyone can go to the event website, www.SupportSpartanburgCounty.org hosted by SCF, and donate to participating nonprofit organizations.  All donations made during the online giving day may have the opportunity to be multiplied by the incentive pool of funds.

Please support our nonprofits as they support our community.

 

Aug 312015
 

CALLING ALL RUNNERS……CALLING ALL RUNNERS…….

Spartanburg Strut Against Domestic Violence is scheduled for October 10th, 2015 @ 8am. This is a 5K and 10K run or walk to benefit SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition.  Let’s come together as a community, and honor victims and survivors of domestic violence.

We hope that many of you will participate in this run/walk in October. However, if you are unable to do so and still want to help, we are accepting donations. Registration for the 2015 Spartanburg Strut is now open! Access the page by clicking here. Remember that fees are only $15 for the 5K and $20 for the 10K. Keep checking back on the blog for more updates. Thanks for your support!

Don’t forget to share this amazing event with your friends, family, co-workers or anyone else you think would be interested.

Spartanburg Strut website is up and running 😉

Spartanburg Strut facebook page is up and running as well 🙂

Direct link to event registrationspartanburg strut

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

 

Jun 112015
 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Gov. Nikki Haley says a bill she signed increasing penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders and banning batterers from having guns is just the beginning to change a culture that quietly ignored abuse.

Haley signed the bill Thursday that punishes abusers based on the severity of the attack, the number of prior offenses and other factors, like whether the victim was strangled, is pregnant or children saw the abuse.

The law also provides a lifetime gun ban for the worst abusers and has an automatic three- or 10-year ban in other cases.

Haley says the law will help her domestic violence task force gather information. She says she wants to stop how the state ignores abuse.

South Carolina often ranks at the top in the number of domestic violence deaths.

Read article here: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/politics/2015/06/04/haley-signs-new-domestic-violence-law/28490159/nikki haley signs dv bill 2015