Sep 012015
Part-time Thrift Store Staff Person needed to work 15 hours per week (10 am- 1 pm, Monday through Friday). Position will help with running register, sorting and placing clothing in the store, and keeping the warehouse area in good condition. Salary: $8.50/hour.
Apply at SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, 236 Union St. Spartanburg, SC
No Phone Calls Please
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Sep 012015

Need part-time advocate to work at emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. Hours are on weekends and holidays, all 3 shifts.

Requires a High School Diploma, non-judgmental attitude, and compassionate heart. 

Applications/resumes accepted at  SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition

236 Union St., Spartanburg, SC 29302.


No Phone Calls, please.



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Aug 242015

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors beginning September 14, 2015!

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 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).

2015 Volunteer Training Schedule

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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:

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


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Aug 202015

Part-time position open (20 hours/week) to assist with picking up donations and helping with minor maintenance tasks.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs., have a driver’s license, clean driving history, and be able to pass a SLED background check.

Submit Application at:

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition

236 Union Street

Spartanburg, SC 29302

Employment Application

No phone calls please


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Jul 272015

Shelter school supplies that are needed for our kids:

-notebook paper (wide & college ruled)

-graphing paper

-poster board

-marble (mead) notebooks (wide & college ruled)

-pocket folders (preferably plastic)

-folders w/prongs

-3-ring binders (all sizes)


-sheet protectors

-#2 pencils (wood & lead)

-large erasers

-pencil top erasers

-pens (blue/black)

-pencil pouches

-colored pencils



-dry erase markers

-glue sticks

-white glue


-book bags (NO wheels)


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




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Jun 112015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Gov. Nikki Haley says a bill she signed increasing penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders and banning batterers from having guns is just the beginning to change a culture that quietly ignored abuse.

Haley signed the bill Thursday that punishes abusers based on the severity of the attack, the number of prior offenses and other factors, like whether the victim was strangled, is pregnant or children saw the abuse.

The law also provides a lifetime gun ban for the worst abusers and has an automatic three- or 10-year ban in other cases.

Haley says the law will help her domestic violence task force gather information. She says she wants to stop how the state ignores abuse.

South Carolina often ranks at the top in the number of domestic violence deaths.

Read article here: haley signs dv bill 2015

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May 052015

Executive Director, Lynn Hawkins, shares her story and why you should support SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition. Please go to and donate to safe homes and help victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Pam Manning talks about why it is so important to support child victims of domestic/sexual abuse. Through play therapy she helps children talk about their abuse, helps them to understand and navigate what happened, and helps them heal.

Go to between 8am-8pm and donate to safe homes-rape crisis. We thank you for supporting our organization!


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May 052015


Welcome to Support Spartanburg County 2015 – The Spartanburg County Foundation’s (SCF) FIRST-ever online giving day to raise awareness and funds for local nonprofit organizations! SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition is participating on May 5th! We hope you will visit support spartanburg county and make a donation to our organization.

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition uses our collective voice to address the impact of domestic and sexual violence by providing quality services to those affected and to create social change through education, training, and activism. We provide 24 hour crisis counseling, emergency shelter, court and hospital advocacy, individual and group therapy, and education/prevention programs for the community and other service providers.

Support Spartanburg County will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (EST).  On this day, individuals within our community and around the country will have the opportunity to log on to our giving day website,, to make donations to participating local nonprofit organizations.  The exciting and unique part is, all donations made during the online giving day will have the opportunity to be magnified by a bonus pool of funds, making your gift go even further!

Let’s make history together!  
We encourage everyone to donate and support the causes they care most about and build awareness of the good work done by our local nonprofit organizations.  If each individual, business and organization makes an online donation right here during Support Spartanburg County 2015 together, we can change our community!

Mark your calendar to join us right here at 
on May 5th to support your favorite local organizations with a donation. And be sure to tell your family, friends and co-workers, so they can too!


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May 012015


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 $12 for the 5K and $17 for the 10K until June 30th. 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 registrationspartanburg strut

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