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: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/politics/2015/06/04/haley-signs-new-domestic-violence-law/28490159/nikki haley signs dv bill 2015

May 052015
 

Executive Director, Lynn Hawkins, shares her story and why you should support SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition. Please go to www.supportspartanburgcounty.org 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 www.supportspartanburgcounty.org between 8am-8pm and donate to safe homes-rape crisis. We thank you for supporting our organization!

 

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, www.supportspartanburgcounty.org, 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 www.supportspartanburgcounty.org 
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
 

CALLING ALL RUNNERS……CALLING ALL RUNNERS…….

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

Apr 232015
 

 

“More than 300 women were shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, bludgeoned or burned to death over the past decade by men in South Carolina, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse.”

post-and-courier

The Post and Courier decided to write about a cultural private matter, the happenings between a married couple in their home.

We, at SCCADVASA, want to commend the Post and Courier and their Project Team for creating an emotional and accurate series on domestic abuse homicides. The statistics continue to place South Carolina in the top ten states that nationally place for the rate of women killed by men. The Post and Courier uses a multimedia approach to bring into light the violence against women in the state. Reaching out of to victims, counselors, police, prosecutors and judges to create a piece that speaks from the cycle of abuse and violence to the ending of life for some victims.

The Post and Courier printed each story over 5 days, from Wednesday through Sunday, but the whole package is available on their website.

We recommend that every South Carolinian read/see this eye opening piece of work.

Please contact your local program, if you or someone you know who needs resources. Or you can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)/ National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)

Apr 222015
 

Georgia Burnett, owner of Bella Dance Studio is having a fundraiser at the opening of her new studio location to benefit SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition. Join SHRCC on May 9th @ 7:00pm at 100 East Main Street,‪#‎R1B‬ Spartanburg, SC 29306 and observe her students perform a choreographed medley of belly dance styles. The admission for this event is $5.00 per person and the performances will begin @ 8:00pm.

This fundraising event coincides with Wold Bellydance Day. The primary objective of Shimmy Mob is to raise donations and awareness. Funds raised via Shimmy Mob will be donated to Abused Women and Children shelters throughout the world.

The secondary objective is to produce a flash mob type event formed by dancers and non dancers with the objective of performing a choreographed medley of belly dance styles. Shimmy Mob performances will occur throughout World Bellydance Day and will serve to promote the dance, participating dance teachers and schools offering free related events happening in the local participating areas.

The event is pre-arranged at officially pre-authorized locations at specific times. The media is involved in this project and there is nothing random about Shimmy Mob.

For more informaiton about Bella Dance Studio visit the website @http://bsbellydance.com/

Apr 212015
 

Please join a representative from SHRCC for the AΦΩ Third Annual Wofford Cup. This event  will be a 5 v. 5 soccer tournament (unlimited # of people per roster, $5.00 per participant) on Saturday May 2, 2015 from 12-4pm. The location of this tournament will be in the Andrews Field House Gym which is located behind the Anna Todd Wofford Center.

Contact Dhruv Patel @ pateldp@email.wofford.edu or register during 11am-1pm in Zach’s or Burwell the week leading up to the event.

All proceeds from this soccer tournament will go to SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition.

 

 

Apr 152015
 

itsonusshrccSHRCC along with Children’s Advocacy Center, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Hope Center for Children, South Carolina Public Library, Mary Black School of Nursing Student Nurses Association, Solicitor’s Office Violence Against Women Unit, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Services,  South Carolina Legal Services, & Spartanburg County DSS have taken the pledge as a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault and domestic violence.

It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

You can learm more  about the It’s On Us Campaign

Apr 012015
 

What is Victims’ Rights Week?

The National Center for Victims of Crime and the Office

National Crime Victim’ Rights Week (NCVRW) which will be observed April 19–25, 2015.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is an opportunity to highlight challenges faced by crime victims and to emphasize the ongoing struggle to establish victims’ rights. This year’s theme—Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.—focuses on the role communities play providing victims with the support they need to pursue justice and recovery. It also calls attention to the difficulties experienced by crime victims in underserved communities or in marginalized groups. Engaging communities and empowering victims takes resources, dedication, and persistence to establish a welcoming, compassionate, and supportive environment for all victims to share their stories. Creating a comprehensive public awareness campaign for your NCVRW outreach allows you to engage your members, local organizations, and the wider public in the important work of providing crime victims in our community with both the short- and long-term help they need as they recover on their terms.

This years Event for Spartanburg SC is:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

12:00pm @ City Hall~Front Steps – Spartanburg, SC

for more information please follow this link to Spartanburg Police Department