Jan 032017
 

Please Join SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition for our 1st Annual 1BlueStringHubCity Awareness Campaign & Competition

This competition is made possible by The Star and The Rosemary Antosh Charitable Fund

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; HOPE. Judges will score each entry and select only 6 finalists. On April 7th, 2017, the 6 finalists will perform their song during a live, public concert @ USC Upstate. Concert goers will vote and decide the winner!

Online registration opened January 1, 2017 and will close February 12, 2017. Finalists will be announced in March. The winning prize package includes cash, studio time, and spotlight performance slots.

1bluestring.orgis 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.

What does HOPE mean to you? Where do you turn for HOPE? What gives you HOPE? Was there a time when you didn’t have HOPE? How do you inspire HOPE in others? Tell us about it. As a matter of fact, write a song and sing about it! Be creative – be original!

Contestants may visit 1BlueStringHubCity.com for registration information. Tickets for the finale are only $6 and may be ordered online or purchased at the door.

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.

Apr 022016
 

About the 2016 campaign

April is SAAM
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Prevention is Possible


Sexual violence is a widespread problem, but the good news is it is preventable. Prevention requires many voices and roles. There are many ways individuals, communities, and the private sector can take action to promote safety, respect, and equality.


What is prevention?

       Prevention aims to stop sexual violence before it has a chance to happen. It is possible to create communities where everyone is treated with respect and equality. This can be done by promoting safe behaviors, thoughtful policies, and healthy relationships. Prevention strategies that address the root causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist in the first place are the most effective. This means making the connection between all forms of oppression (including racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, adultism, ageism, and others). Oppression creates a culture in which inequality thrives and violence is seen as normal. Many communities are already reducing the risk of sexual violence through efforts that promote safety, respect, equality, and accountability.


Understanding the role of oppression

       All forms of oppression contribute to sexual violence. Oppression condones violence, uses power over others, and excuses unfair treatment and harm. Consider how sexism, racism, and transphobia are used to silence violence and abuse. What are other examples?


Prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

       What you can do

As individuals, all of us have a role to play in creating safe environments. We can all:
       • Intervene to stop problematic and disrespectful behavior
       • Promote and model healthy attitudes, behaviors, and relationships
       • Believe survivors and assist them in finding resources
       
What communities can do

Communities and organizations also have a role to play in serving as leaders on this issue by:
       • Creating and strengthening policies to promote safety, equality, and respect
       • Assessing the risks in their environment• Promoting respectful behaviors
       • Providing support for survivors
       • Holding those who harm others accountable and ensuring that appropriate treatment options are available

       What businesses can do
       • Promote prevention and support for survivors through policies and education
       • Model healthy attitudes and relationships with clients and consumers
       • Promote positive messages and behaviors through marketing campaigns and advertising content
       • Invest funding to make sexual violence prevention a social responsibility priority


Examples of prevention in action

       Employers, schools, and community settings can create proactive policies to promote a safer environment. For example:
       • Conduct trainings on how staff can contribute to positive workplace norms through bystander intervention
       • Display prevention messages and promote community resources at your school or business
       • Find resources to learn more about prevention efforts and get involved


Be a part of the solution

       The time for prevention is now. Join us in promoting safe behaviors, thoughtful policies, and healthy relationships. Your efforts are important and necessary. Together, we can create safe and equitable communities where every person is treated with respect.
       
       
Where can I learn more?

Local sexual assault centers can provide help. In crisis situations, contact 1-800-656-4673.

For more information, visit www.nsvrc.org.
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

 

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.

Apr 222014
 

APRIL 24, 2014 8:00pm – until

In support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis will be “Rocking the Denim” at Delaney’s Irish Pub

There will be live music, silent auctions, and so much more.

Check out the awesome packages we have for our Rock the Denim Event

Rock The Denim Auction Packages
Bands performing are Hans Wenzel
Spencer Rush and Lacie Pottle & About a Girl

Like the Rock the Denim Facebook page and Rock the Denim @ Delaney’s for more details and updates!

Why Denim?

In the 90’s a teenage girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. The man was convicted, but his case went to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Rome. The court overturned the conviction, arguing that because the girl wore very tight jeans she must have had to help remove them, thereby giving consent to have sex.

The case made international headlines; the young woman’s jeans became a symbol of awareness that what someone wears is never an excuse for sexual assault.

To read more about Denim Day and the spirit behind the Rock the Denim Campaign visit http://denimdayusa.org/about/history/     (Information from denimdayusa.org)

Special thanks go out to  Jessie K. Lloyd for all her hard work at making this event come to life, scoring all the goodies for the auction & being a voice for victims of violence. We appreciate you and are so thankful for all you do for SHRCC & victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Apr 122013
 

About the 2013 campaign

The 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and its connection to child sexual abuse prevention.

This April, join the conversation. Start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.

The upcoming SAAM campaign provides tools and information on healthy childhood sexual development that adults can use. By learning about the characteristics of healthy sexuality, adults can better identify risks, support healthy boundaries and challenge negative messages. These tools support parents, community members and organizations as they work to prevent child sexual abuse.

Continue

Jul 102012
 

As you all know, Governor Haley has vetoed $453,000 in the DHEC budget for rape crisis centers (Veto 51).  Here’s a basic breakdown of DHEC state funding:

 

  •  Last year, programs statewide received $403K in appropriated funds and $239K in allocated funds, for a total of $642K.  This year, we were able to get a 33% reinstatement, bringing the total allocated funds to $453K, with appropriated funds remained the same, bringing the total funding to $856K.  The amount that the Governor has vetoed is the $453K in allocated funds.
  •  If this veto stands, not only will we not receive the partial reinstatement, but it would result in a 37% reduction in DHEC funding.

 

The good news is that this veto can still be overridden.  House members are coming back next Tuesday to begin working on the budget vetoes.  To make sure they override this veto, we need all of your help.

 

1.  Please call your Representatives.  Please urge them to override Veto 51, which eliminates funding to sexual assault programs.  

Tell them this veto would result in a 37% decrease in state funding for your area program.  And let them know how important this funding is to people in your community.

This is a major deal for us. Decreases in these funds will impact the number of education programs we are able to provide in schools and our community at large. It will also impact the number of training programs we provide. It may also impact the outreach we are able to do with underserved populations in our rural areas.

2.  Please send a letter and an email to your Senators and Representatives.

3.  Please get the word out to your local area and media.

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) press release:  http://sccadvasa.org/about/newsroom/232-press-statement-in-response-to-governor-haleys-veto-of-funding-for-rape-crisis-centers.html.

 

We know you are all incredibly busy, but we really need everyone to make sure this veto is overridden.  Thank you all for your help.  Let’s get this funding back!

 

Here is a contact list of your local Senators:

Senator Glenn R. Reese: (803) 212-6108

Senator Lee Bright: (803) 212-6108

Senator Harvey S. Peeler, Jr.: (803) 212-6430

Senator Shane R. Martin: (803) 212-6100

 

Here is a contact list of your local SC Representatives for SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition:

 

State Representatives Business Phone (Local Area) Statehouse Office Phone (803) Office Location (Blatt Building)
Bill Chumley 864-303-2726 212-6894 304A
Dennis Moss 864-761-6353 734-3073 418A
Derham Cole 864-591-1113 212-6790 402B
Doug Brannon 864-573-0048 212-6876 404D
Eddie Tallon 864-380-8777 212-6893 402A
Harold Mitchell 864-621-0881 734-6638 414C
Mike Anthony 864-429-1740 734-3060 432D
Mike Forrester 864-592-6204 212-6972 402D
Rita Allison 864-909-1092 212-6788 402C
Steve Moss 212-6885 418D
Steve Parker 864-978-0195 212-6878 404C
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

Apr 022012
 

The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.

The 2012 SAAM campaign provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this dialogue can build safe, healthy relationships and communities. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

Follow this link for SAAM On line Resources