Please join SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition on October 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. for a spectacular musical event benefiting our organization titled Maiden & Song! The suggested donation is $10.00, in which all proceeds go to assist victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Spartanburg, Cherokee & Union Counties.
The event is presented as well as sponsored by Nu-Way Lounge & Restaurant. Other sponsors include the Art & Frame Gallery, Southeastern Printing, TLC Motors, Inc. & the Art Lounge.
The line up features:
Carmella y Hermano and
OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC
Please join us for the
18th Annual Silent Witness Vigil
and speak out against domestic
violence in our community.
October 8, 2015
Daniel Morgan Square
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
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 registration
What is Victims’ Rights Week?
National Crime Victim’ Rights Week (NCVRW) which will be observed April 19–25, 2015.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is an opportunity to highlight challenges faced by crime victims and to emphasize the ongoing struggle to establish victims’ rights. This year’s theme—Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.—focuses on the role communities play providing victims with the support they need to pursue justice and recovery. It also calls attention to the difficulties experienced by crime victims in underserved communities or in marginalized groups. Engaging communities and empowering victims takes resources, dedication, and persistence to establish a welcoming, compassionate, and supportive environment for all victims to share their stories. Creating a comprehensive public awareness campaign for your NCVRW outreach allows you to engage your members, local organizations, and the wider public in the important work of providing crime victims in our community with both the short- and long-term help they need as they recover on their terms.
This years Event for Spartanburg SC is:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
12:00pm @ City Hall~Front Steps – Spartanburg, SC
for more information please follow this link to Spartanburg Police Department
THANK YOU Spartanburg Day School ASTRA Service Club for your support, dedication, and hard work in making the 2nd annual SDS 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run such a success by raising over $12,000 benefitting SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition.
Spartanburg Day School ASTRA Service Club:
ASTRA is a female community service program – the youth extension of Altrusa International. The goals of ASTRA at Spartanburg Day School are as follows:
- to use one’s time and talent to enrich the lives of others and to make the community a better place to live
- to work with local civic and volunteer groups on service projects of lasting benefit such as the Big Brother/Big Sister Program, Special Olympics and Adopt-a-Highway
- to raise money for worthy causes such as Katrina relief and cancer research
- to interact with local business, professional and civic leaders who have made service a component of their lives
- to form lasting friendships and to share ideals, goals and aspirations with others in one’s peer group
- to develop leadership potential by assuming positions of responsibility
Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February.
The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – they hurt not just the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.
The History of Teen DV Month
For years, young people across the nation have organized to put a stop to dating abuse. With their adult allies, they achieved a major victory in 2005 when the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
The following year, Congress followed the lead of dozens of national, state and local organizations in sounding the call to end dating abuse. Both Chambers declared the first full week in February “National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Week.” Then in 2010, they began dedicating the entire month of February to teen dating violence awareness and prevention.
This inclusive family event will take place in downtown Spartanburg on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013. All women and children and those that love them are invited to join us in dance and have fun while focusing on the spirit of the community and putting a stop to abuse and violence.
Please join us as we dance our way to “No Excuse for Abuse” on Valentine’s Day, 2013!
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|Time:||Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST|
Downtown Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC)
The Plaza – 174 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Spartanburg, SC – October 12, 2012 – Nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist Andrew McKnight will perform a benefit for the Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition on Saturday, November 10th, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg. The 7:00 p.m. concert will showcase McKnight in a one man theatre performance. His songs will be intertwined with humorous stories and poetic drama, traversing influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. While his guitar is clearly the foundation for the concert, the touches of Native American cedar flute, djembe (African hand drum) and occasionally mandolin add mesmerizing embellishments to the show.
Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition, a private, nonprofit organization, provides treatment and supportive services to child and adult victims of sexual assault/abuse or domestic violence. Since 1994, the agency has provided comprehensive services that include victim advocacy, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, education and prevention programs, support groups and therapy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse.
Through August of this year, the Coalition had served 4,469 victims of domestic violence in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties and sheltered 200 people. South Carolina ranks 2nd in the nation in men murdering women.
McKnight’s concert is being sponsored by the Faith and Justice Council of the church. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling the church office at 585-9230 or purchased at the door. McKnight will also be the featured speaker at the church’s 11:00 service on November 11th. The Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 210 Henry Place in Spartanburg.