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 email@example.com 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.
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by Patty Branco, Senior Technical Assistance & Resource Specialist for theNational Resource Center on Domestic Violence
This October, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is building uponconversations from 2015around Awareness + Action = Social Change by offering key awareness activities and action steps for propelling us forward together.
We are elevating the voices of survivors, lifting up resiliency and healing as a transformative response to domestic violence, supporting self-care in advocacy, revisiting the passion that fuels our movement, and embracing new directions for bold and intentional social change work. Learn more!
Elevating the experiences of survivors. Recognizing domestic violence in its many forms is critical if we are to take action to effectively address and prevent it. Throughout October, our #ThisIsDV social media campaign will amplify the voices of survivors to help validate and name their experiences and raise awareness about the multifaceted nature of domestic violence.
Please join SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition on October 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. for a spectacular musical event benefiting our organization titled Maiden & Song! The suggested donation is $10.00, in which all proceeds go to assist victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Spartanburg, Cherokee & Union Counties.
The event is presented as well as sponsored by Nu-Way Lounge & Restaurant. Other sponsors include the Art & Frame Gallery, Southeastern Printing, TLC Motors, Inc. & the Art Lounge.
The line up features:
Carmella y Hermano and
COPYRIGHT AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Copyright © September 2016 Violence Policy Center The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is a national nonprofit educational organization that conducts research and public education on violence in America and provides information and analysis to policymakers, journalists, advocates, and the general public. This study was funded with the support of The Herb Block Foundation and The Joyce Foundation. When Men Murder Women was also supported by a generous gift from Lawrence Stephanson. For a complete list of VPC publications with document links, please visit http://www.vpc.org/publications.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Martin-Wilkins (email@example.com) 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).
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
Thank you Spartanburg Little Theatre, the performers of Avenue Q & to those patrons who donated graciously to our cause on July 16. Your support allows us to continue our work in assisting victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We are amazed and thankful for the support we continually receive from our community.
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!
- Backpacks (various sizes/colors)*
- Pencil sharpeners*
- Colored pencils *
- Markers (thin & thick)*
- Notebook paper*
- Graph paper
- 2-pocket folders w/prongs*
- Composition notebooks – black and white*
- Spiral notebooks
- 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
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.