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.
Sep 272018
 

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.

Sep 232018
 

Helpful Links:

United We Stand On-line Registration

United We Stand Brochure

Online Conference materials –  some 2018 conference material may be available after September 28, 2018!! (This link is CASE Sensitive)

*Still visible is conference material from 2017 United We Stand Conference

Aug 152018
 
Our volunteer advocate program is one of the most crucial aspects of our organization. Volunteer advocates answer our 24/7 crisis hotline and accompany sexual assault victims at the hospital. These advocates help connect victims to our resources and to other resources in the community.
If you are interested in joining this dedicated, talented team of volunteers, the process is simple!
Begin by calling our volunteer coordinator, Julia Hogan, at 864-583-9803. Together, you will set up a time and date to come to our main office for a short interview and some paperwork.
After that, you will have access to our online training course. Our online course is 33 hours long and can be completed from the comfort of your own home. If there are any questions or issues, our staff will be available to help guide you.
Once you have finished the online portion, you must attend a half-day, hands-on workshop. These workshops will be held every eight weeks and will give you a chance to go over everything you learned in the class and apply it to real-life situations.
Our crisis line volunteers answered 1,230 calls last year alone. We could not help so many survivors in our community with out their talent, dedication, and empathy. If you would like to join us in the battle to end sexual violence in the upstate, please call 864-583-9803 today.

Volunteer Application

Aug 142018
 

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! 

 2018 School Supply Wish List

  • Backpacks (various sizes/colors) – Specifically need for teens
  • Nylon zipper pencil pouches
  • Calculators
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers (thin & thick)
  • Crayons
  • Notebook paper
  • Graph paper
  • 2-pocket folders w/prongs
  • Composition (Marbled) notebooks – black and white
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Sticky Notes
  • Dividers
  • Binders (various sizes)
  • Blue/black pens
  • Sharpened pencils #2
  • Glue sticks
  • Hand sanitizer (small/travel)
  • Kleenex
  • 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
864-583-9803
Office hours: Monday-Friday  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Jun 062018
 

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 @ lynn.hawkins@shrcc.org

No Phone Calls Please

EOE

Mar 162018
 

Please Join SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition for our 2nd Annual 1BlueStringHubCity

Awareness Campaign & Competition

This competition is Presented by AFL

1BlueStringHubCityis a singer/songwriter competition for artists in Spartanburg and surrounding areas. Contestants will need to submit an original piece focused on this year’s theme; EMBRACE YOUR VOICE. Judges will score each entry and select only 6 finalists. On April 19th, 2018, the 6 finalists will perform their song during a live, concert finale @ Wild Wing Cafe, Spartanburg. Concert goers will vote and decide the winner!

1bluestring.org is an awareness campaign founded by 1in6.org. The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.

Now is the time
Your voice is powerful
Your story meaningful
Embrace Your Voice

Tickets for the finale are only $10 and may be ordered online or purchased at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Concert starts at 7:00 pm. Prizes include cash, studio recording, performance gigs, and more!

Get your 1BlueStringHubCity t-shirt now! Come by our main office at 236 Union St., Spartanburg ~ $15 each – all proceeds benefit SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition.

Food and drinks for sale by Wild Wing Cafe & 10% of all food sales will be donated to SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition

For more information, contact Jamie Hughes at 864.583.9803 or jamie.hughes@shrcc.org.

If you need help, please call our hotline number @864-583-9803 or toll free @ 800-273-5066.

Dec 192017
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition has an available opening for a: part-time Donation Coordinator – THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!! THANK YOU

Requires:

  • Donation pickup & minor maintenance tasks
  • 20 hours per week
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must have valid Drivers License & clear driving history

Applications accepted at SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
236 Union Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Resumes may be emailed to: lynn.hawkins@shrcc.org

No Phone Calls Please

EOE

Dec 192017
 

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition has an available opening for a full-time Volunteer Coordinator.

Requires:

  • BA Degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Volunteer experience
  • Solid computer experience with Microsoft office, Excel & Publisher
  • Organizational skills
  • Public speaking

Starting Salary is $28,000 w/excellent benefits.

Applications accepted at SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
236 Union Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Resumes may be emailed to: lynn.hawkins@shrcc.org

No Phone Calls Please

EOE