Feb 142017
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors beginning March 6, 2017 – March 28, 2017

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 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, email Jamie Hughes @ (jamie.hughes@shrcc.org) or Karen Martin-Wilkins (karen.martinwilkins@shrcc.org) or call @ 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).

Draft of 2017 Volunteer Training Schedule

Nov 232016
 

Join The Shop & SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition

for the 17th Annual Toy Poker Run

December 3th, 2016

Rain Date:  December 10th, 2016

            Registration at The Shop Clubhouse – “breakfast available”
521 New Cut Road, Una SC
 Last Card at Mid City Shrine Club
1470 Fort Prince Blvd
Wellford, SC
Entertainment – Anna Leigh Band
First Bike Out – 11:00 am
Last Bike Out – 1:00 pm
$25 Joker at each stop – Good Luck!
 Parade with Santa departs promptly at 3:00 pm from 4th draw stop 

@ Grille 221 on Hwy 211 – Spartanburg, SC

Last Card Drawn @ Mid City Shrine Club. 
    Poker Run Entry: New Toys/Games or Cash Donations
    One hand per rider with donation – All Motorcycles & Vehicles Welcome
   For information:  Willie: 542-5610, Tennessee: 921-5086
or info@theshopshots.com
                                            Cash Prizes for Best Hand -$400                                        
2nd Best Hand- $200
& Worst Hand – $100
Jan 082016
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors beginning March 14, 2016 – April 5, 2016! Agenda coming soon!!!!

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 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 Jamie Hughes or Karen Martin-Wilkins at 583-9803 for more information or to sign up for the class.  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).

 

 

 

 

Apr 232014
 

1795593_10152316735532250_692444903_nDOD….Safe Helpline

Self Care App Available for Adroid or iOS.

“We’re here for you. Anyone who has been impacted by sexual violence in the military deserves to have the best support available, and that’s what we provide.” – #SafeHelpline staffer // Watch the full video –> http://ow.ly/tZ8rC.

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
 

Men and boys are also the victims of the crimes of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and rape. In fact, in the U.S., over 10% of all victims are male.2

Male survivors and others affected by sexual violence can receive free, confidential, live help through RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotlines, 24/7. Call 1.800.656.HOPE to be connected to a local rape crisis center in your area, or visit the National Sexual AssaultOnline Hotline to get live help in an instant messaging format.

click here to read more

May 122011
 

Food Rescue works in cooperation with the SNC (Spartanburg Nutrition Council) to increase the demand for and availability of healthy food in Spartanburg County. The SNC defines Food Rescue as “The collection of surplus, prepared and perishable food from DHEC certified kitchens, and the distribution of that surplus food to social service agencies that feed the people they serve.”

Why Food Rescue???

Each year about 27% of America’s food gets thrown out. The cost for municipalities alone to dispose of such food exceeds $1 billion in local tax funds annually. The annual value of the excess food is estimated at around $31 billion. If just 5 percent of the food waste were recovered, 4 million additional Americans could be fed each day. In Spartanburg County, over 11% of our residents are classified as living below poverty level. What can be done to bridge the gap between hunger and waste? Food Rescue, defined by Spartanburg County Food Rescue (SCFR), as the collection of surplus prepared foods from DHEC certified kitchens which may include restaurants, caterers and institutions, grocery stores and distributed to social service organizations that feed people they serve.

Restaurants participating in food rescue are protected by both state and federal legislation that limits the liability of donors to instances of gross negligence and intentional misconduct.

How it works:

The following procedure is used to ensure the integrity of the SCFR mission and maintain the reputation established over the years since incorporated in 2003. There are several social service agencies that follow a weekly schedule to make food pickups at a variety of locations. Any new social service agency wanting to participate must make application and be approved by the SCFR Board of Directors.

Spartanburg Childrens Shelter
Glenn Springs Academy
Spartanburg Soup Kitchen
Cross Culture Institute
Safe Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
Hope House
An organization cell phone(864.237.0147) is transferred to the social service organization assigned to pick up each week. The agency responsible for an assigned week must pick up in a timely manner. If there is in an excessive amount of goods to be picked up, that agency calls other agencies to share the goods. There are specific locations that request their donations be picked up on a daily schedule.

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

Mar 082011
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition Poker Run & Blessing of the Bikes

Registration opens at 9:30am at the American Legion Post 33
6998 Hwy 101 North, Woodruff, SC 29388

Blessing of the Bikes will take place at 10:30am with
1st bike out at 11:00am.
Cost: $20 rider, $10 passenger

Join us for a 100 mile ride through the upstate with stops at:
Cycle Specialties, Spinx, Friends, Brewmeisters (formerly Hooters), & ending @ American Legion Post 33
There will be a prize for Best & Worst Hand
& Tickets available for a 50/50 drawing

For more information contact:
dirtymagic@kiffmcsc.org or ditchdr@kiffmcsc.org
Website: www.kiffmcsc.org

Proceeds to benefit:
SAFE Homes ~ Rape Crisis Coalition
236 Union Street ~ Spartanburg, SC

Knights of the Inferno Poker Run Flyer