Aug 162016
 

WE HAVE TICKETS FOR SALE……

Uptown Sertoma Club’s (Silent & Live) Auction for a Cause “The Magic of Giving” will be held this year on November 4, 2016 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

Signature Sponsor is JM SMITH Corporation.

All proceeds from the sale of SHRCC auction items will benefit victims and families of domestic violence and sexual assault.

How it works:

From now until October 24th, SHRCC will be collecting items with a value of $50 or more for the silent auctions and items with a value of $250 or more for the live auction.  We’re looking for donations of fine jewelry, vacation rentals, gift certificates, and much more!

In addition to supporting a great cause, donations are tax deductible for the value of the item and donors will be acknowledged in the auction catalog and other promotional materials.  If you would like to help, you can drop off your item at  our Main Office @ 236 Union Street Spartanburg, SC. For more information please e-mail jennifer.oshields@shrcc.org or call us with your questions at 864.583.9803.

If you are unable to donate, but still want to support our organization; then stop by our office and purchase a ticket for $20.00. Tickets purchased from SHRCC go directly to our organization. 

Free parking, live music, food, and a cash bar for beer and wine will be available as you enjoy your shopping experience.

Tickets $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door (adults & children). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.. A 10% buyers premium will be added to all purchases. Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the evening.

website: auction4acause.net

Facebook: Auction for a Cause

2016 AFC Flyer

 

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Aug 122016
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors beginning September 12 – October 4, 2016!

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

2016 Volunteer Training Schedule

Aug 022016
 

SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition

2015 Year End Statistics Report

  • we assisted 4,473 adults  and 2,253 children traumatized by domestic violence and sheltered 304 adults and children
  • we assisted 219 direct and 147 indirect victims of sexual assault
  • we provided 4,002 individual and 1,386 family therapy sessions for 623 people
  • we also provided 180 therapy/support groups which were attended by 205 individuals
  • we accompanied 116 victims of sexual assault to the hospital
  • we assisted 408 victims with filing order of protection petitions and attended 2,883 hearings with domestic violence and sexual assault victims
  • we provided 463 education/prevention programs reaching 171,557 individuals
  • 681 volunteers contributed 24,021.75 hours this year
Jul 112016
 

With School approaching quickly, 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! 

 School Supply Wish List

  • Backpacks (various sizes/colors)*
  • Calculators*
  • Pencil sharpeners*
  • Highlighters
  • Colored pencils *
  • Markers (thin & thick)*
  • Crayons*
  • Notebook paper*
  • Graph paper
  • 2-pocket folders w/prongs*
  • Composition notebooks – black and white*
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Dividers*
  • binders (various sizes)*
  • blue/black pens
  • pencils #2*
  • glue sticks*
  • hand sanitizer (small/travel)*
  • tissues (small/travel)
  • rulers (plastic)
  • Fiskar scissors*
  • Flash drives
  • Ear buds

Most important *

 

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.

 

 

Jul 112016
 

cast ave q
Spartanburg Little Theatre (SLT) Fringe Series kicks off their #sltcares initiatives during their performances of Avenue Q.

Join SHRCC at the Show on July 16, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m. @ the Chapman Cultural Center. We will have a booth available with our information as well as a representative to help answer all your questions about our services. If you are looking for a fun night out….look no further!

To receive a 30% discount off of the July 16th show, which puts us in the running for a $500.00 bonus, use coupon code: SAFEHOME and can be redeemed online, by phone or in person at the box office.

Avenue Q:
It’s a familiar story: a fresh-faced college graduate moves to New York City in search of his fortune, and finds out from the people around him that life is a little different than he thought. There’s one big difference in this coming-of-age tale – its characters are puppets! Winner of the Tony Triple Crown (Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book) Broadway hit Avenue Q brings to the stage a colorful, hilarious portrait of the real world.

PLEASE NOTE: This show contains adult content and language and is intended for mature audiences only.

Tickets:

1.       Online:  http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e245/&DateOfEvent=07/15/2016

2.       Phone: (864) 585-8278

3.       In Person:  Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East St. John St.,   Spartanburg, SC 29306

4.       Coupon Codes of 30% off are only good for our show on July 16, 2016 for unlimited tickets. That code again is SAFEHOME.

Spartanburg Little Theatre

Chapman Cultural Center – Avenue Q

Jun 212016
 

Bystander Intervention article:

Three California women are being credited for stopping a potential sexual assault attempt after they said they spoke out about a man who appeared to be putting something into a woman’s drink.

Sonia Ulrich, Marla Saltzer and Monica Kenyon said they were at a Santa Monica hotel for happy hour last Thursday when Kenyon first noticed a man and a woman at a nearby table who appeared to be on a date.

Read More

Jun 212016
 

Checking up on applicants’ social media profiles is becoming routine for many employers and admissions offices around the country. There’s nothing wrong with using social platforms for fun, but a little awareness will go a long way. This is our guide to taking control of your online reputation.

Most people treat their social media accounts as purely social outlets, casually updating statuses and posting photos with little expectation of scrutiny from friends or followers. The idea that these actions could seriously limit educational or professional prospects rarely impedes sharing. Unfortunately, it should.

Checking up on applicants’ social media profiles is becoming routine for many employers and admissions offices around the country. Recruiters say social media helps them gain a more comprehensive picture of a candidate than a simple resume and cover letter. Depending on how they view what they find, an applicant’s web presence can make or break an offer. This is especially true for students or recent graduates lacking a detailed job history to support their application.

There’s nothing wrong with using social platforms for fun, that’s what they’re for. Don’t run off and remove every cat gif from your Tumblr account; no employer expects or wants that. But a little awareness will go a long way. We sat down with Diane Domeyer, executive director of the The Creative Group, a specialized staffing service for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals, to get a better idea of the importance of an online reputation and the effects it can have. Having recently run several surveys regarding online presence and hiring practices, she had some very interesting insights to share.

Read full article here…

Jun 142016
 

Injuries and violence affect everyone, regardless of age, race, or economic status. In the first half of life, more Americans die from violence and injuries — such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, or homicides — than from any other cause, including cancer, HIV, or the flu. This makes injury the leading cause of death among persons 1-44.

Injury- and violence-related deaths are only part of the problem

Nearly 199,800 deaths from injury each year—1 person every 3 minutes.1 But these deaths are on the tip of the iceberg. Each year, millions of people are injured and survive. They are faced with life-long mental, physical, and financial problems.

  • 2.5 million people were hospitalized due to injuries in 20142
  • 26.9 million people were treated in an emergency department for injuries in 20142

Injury and violence also has an alarming economic toll. The total costs of injuries and violence in the United States was $671 billion in 2013. The costs associated with fatal injuries was $214 billion while nonfatal injuries accounted for over $457 billion.3

 

Infographic: Injury and Violence in the U.S. by the Numbers

Jun 102016
 

thrift store signThis summer our thrift store is going to be having a $1 day sale every Friday. There are so many items to choose from whether you are looking for clothing, household items, toys, jewelry, books or that very retro knick knack. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the last sale day is August 26, 2016.

If you haven’t been our way before, we love new customers!! You will find us @ 236 Union Street, Spartanburg, SC. We are on the corner of Union and Henry streets.

We look forward to seeing you….