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.
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
- 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.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
A 10% Buyers Premium will be added to all purchases
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 @ email@example.com or call 864.583.9803.
Facebook: Auction for a Cause
With School starting, we wanted to get out our list of items we need for the children we serve @ SHRCC. All donations are tax deductible and we can count the hours you spent shopping. Thank you for thinking of our kids and know your donation will make a difference!
- Backpacks (various sizes/colors) – Specifically need for teens
- Nylon zipper pencil pouches
- Pencil sharpeners
- Colored pencils
- Markers (thin & thick)
- Notebook paper
- Graph paper
- 2-pocket folders w/prongs
- Composition (Marbled) notebooks – black and white
- Spiral notebooks
- Sticky Notes
- Binders (various sizes)
- Blue/black pens
- Sharpened pencils #2
- Glue sticks
- Hand sanitizer (small/travel)
- Rulers (plastic)
- Fiskar scissors
- Flash drives
- Ear buds or Head phones
- Clorox Wipes
- Quart & Gallon size baggies
If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring them to our main office:
SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
236 Union Street Spartanburg, SC
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition
2017 Year End Statistics Report
- we assisted 2,565 adults and 1,273 children traumatized by domestic violence and sheltered 354 adults and children
- we assisted 315 direct and 141 indirect victims of sexual assault
- we provided 4,698 individual and 1,636 family therapy sessions for 624 people
- we also provided 232 therapy/support groups which were attended by 259 individuals
- we accompanied 103 victims of sexual assault to the hospital
- we assisted 328 victims with filing order of protection petitions and attended 1,363 hearings with domestic violence and sexual assault victims
- we provided 633 education/prevention programs reaching 134,367 individuals
- 2,031 volunteers contributed 26,611 hours this year
Hours: Primarily weekends and holidays – all 3 shifts.
Work approximately 15-20 hours week
Salary: $9.00 hour
Requires: Minimum of high school diploma, BA degree preferred. Must be compassionate, understand issues domestic violence victims face, and have some computer skills.
Resumes or Applications accepted at
236 Union Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Email: Lynn Hawkins @ firstname.lastname@example.org
No Phone Calls Please
What is Intimate Partner Violence?
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines intimate partner violence (IPV) as a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.
Violence against women is a worldwide problem including sexual violence, intimate partner violence and dating violence. These types of violence take place throughout the lifespan including child sexual abuse and abuse of elders. International efforts often use the term “gender based violence.” In the United States, a variety of terms may be used to describe intimate partner violence, including violence against women and gender-based violence. These terms are meant to encompass all survivors of these types of violence, regardless of gender identity.
While the vast majority of men and boys do not commit sexual violence and intimate partner violence, or dating violence, the vast majority of violence against women, as well as violence against men and boys, is committed by men. The current approach to reducing and eliminating such violence is seeing men and boys are part of the solution instead of seeing them as the problem. There is a world-wide movement to engage men and boys in our work as our allies in ending violence against women.
#SCSaysNoMore in October
The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will be taking our campaign to social media. The month of October is a time where we can stand together and show that we will no longer tolerate domestic violence and that we will work together to find solutions. Using the tag #SCSaysNoMore we will bring awareness to the numerous communities and individuals on how we as a coalition say no more to domestic violence.
We encourage direct service organizations, individuals, and community organizations to use the tag #SCSaysNoMore to join the conversation on all social media platforms.