Jan 222015
 

SAFE Homes / Rape Crisis Coalition is seeking new board members! Led by Lynn Hawkins as Executive Director, SAFE Homes is a seasoned non-profit providing support, housing, counseling, etc. for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. The board meets monthly at lunchtime on Union Street. If you or a co-worker would be interested in serving, reach out to Kim Land at 562.7473 or kim.land@shj.com for more information. You can also check out their organization online at http://shrcc.org. Applications are due no later than February 15.

Jan 142015
 

6:00 pm-8:00 pm, “It Was Rape” Documentary Screening

STUDENT LIFE
Join University of South Carolina Upstate Health Education and SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition for a screening and panel discussion of the documentary “It Was Rape” by Jennifer Baumgardner as it explores sexual violence through the experiences of eight survivors. Gripping and emotional, this film seeks to empower women to speak out against their experiences and to puncture the silence that allows sexual and domestic violence to thrive. Ultimately, these stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all.A panel discussion will be held immediately following the screening which includes Spartanburg area Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members from SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis, Spartanburg Regional, 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, and City & County Law Enforcement.
  • Open to the public
  • Contact: Katie Howe ~ khowe@uscupstate.edu
  • Phone: 864-503-5536
  • Location: USC Upstate Campus Life Center Ballroom
  • Admission: Free

USC Upstate Campus Map

USC Upstate

 

 

Dec 232014
 

Marylee Sauder joins us for a very special blog on easing the stress of the holiday season.

The hustle and bustle of the season, the expectations of perfect holiday get-togethers, the feeling that everyone else seems happy and healthy. All of these things — and so many other aspects of the holidays — can lead to stress and ill health for survivors of sexual assault.

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Dec 232014
 

BY: NO MORE STAFF

Before there was The Brady Bunch or 19 Kids and Counting, there was Yours, Mine, and Ours. The 1968 movie starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda portrayed a real-life, blended family with 20 children. (It was remade in 2005 with Dennis Quaid.)

Tom North was the 11th child. Although his life seemed idyllic on screen, it was filled with violence and abuse by his stepdad, Frank Beardsley, played by Fonda. He wrote about this double life in his memoir, True North – The Shocking Truth about “Yours, Mine and Ours.”

The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for adult DV survivors, especially those with children. Everything’s supposed to be happy and rosy, with plenty of family and togetherness — but what if your family has caused you pain? Here’s Tom’s story and his tips for getting through the season.

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Dec 232014
 
1680_Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to everyone who has volunteered, given donations, sponsored clients for Christmas, shared your story, spoke about our organization, and assisted a victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Your generosity enriches the lives of survivors in our community, and without your continual support, we would be unable to provide the quality of services to those individuals who need it the most.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Holiday Hours:

All SHRCC Offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you need assistance please call our 24-hour crisis line @ 864-583-9803 or 800-273-5066. We will re-open Friday, December 26th @8:30 am.

 

Dec 012014
 

Join The Shop & SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition

for the 16th Annual Toy Poker Run

December 6th, 2014

Rain Date:  Dec 13th, 2014

Registration at The Shop Clubhouse – “breakfast available”
521 New Cut Road, Una SC
Last Card at Rascals Clubhouse – 1455 Asheville Hwy
 Spartanburg, SC
Entertainment
First Bike Out – 11:00 am
Last Bike Out – 1:00 pm

Parade with Santa (NEW LOCATION) departs promptly at 3:00 pm from 4th draw stop 

@ Grille 221 on Hwy 211 – Spartanburg, SC

Last Card Drawn @ Rascals Clubhouse
    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
Nov 202014
 

The Holiday Season is a special and exciting time. However, for battered women, their dependent children, and victims of sexual assault it can be a source of great pain. If you are interested in providing Christmas to a woman, child, or family affected by domestic/sexual violence, please fill out this holiday sponsor form.

Starting this year we have made several procedural changes to our Christmas program.   We have created a Christmas Gift Store in which clients will fill out an application and  once approved will be able to shop and wrap gifts they choose for their children. The     qualifications for assistance are that the clients must have received services @SHRCC within the past year. These parents will be required to invest $5 per child or $20 per family. Those parents who cannot afford to pay the required amount(s) will be given a voucher to shop for gifts. We are asking our sponsors to purchase new items for children ages 0-18, adult women, and/or household supplies. We believe this will empower our clients as well as offer them the opportunity to be involved in the gift selection process for their children. Last year, SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition was able to provide gifts to 108 adults and children that have been impacted by violence. The sponsors who made this effort possible all came from our local community. We appreciate all that YOU did to make this program possible and look forward to working with YOU again this year.

Celebrate the holidays by helping others!

After you have filled out the Holiday sponsor form, you can mail it, fax it, email it, or drop it off at our office @ 236 Union Street ~ Spartanburg, SC.

Download the following forms to provide Christmas to one of our clients:

Christmas Sponsor Instruction Letter 2014

Holiday sponsor form 2014

If you would like more information, please contact  Karen Martin-Wilkins or Jennifer O’Shields @ 864.583.9803.

Email: karen.martinwilkins@shrcc.org

Fax: 864.583.9611

Nov 132014
 

We have an immediate opening for a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and an understanding of the issue and the trauma that rape victims face. It is a full time position with benefits. This position is in the Spartanburg office and works 8:30 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Please submit a resume to me at 236 Union St,. Spartanburg, SC 29302.
Please no phone calls.
EOEnow hiring
Nov 122014
 

Part-time Child Advocate needed to work with children at our emergency shelter for victim s of domestic violence and sexual assault. Position is 28 hours/week. Monday – Friday 1:30 p. m. – 7:00 p.m.

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Applications/Resumes accepted at 236 Union Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302

No phone calls please.

EOE