Sep 282016
 
South Carolina has moved from first in the United States for women murdered by men to 5th, with a rate of 1.73 per 100,000 in 2014 according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide DataThis is the 19th year in a row that South Carolina has ranked in the top 10 states for the rate of women murdered by men.
SEPTEMBER 2016

When Men Murder Women

An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data

South Carolina

43 females were murdered by males in South Carolina in 2014
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in South Carolina was 1.73 per 100,000 in 2014
Ranked 5th in the United States

AGE: For homicides in which the age of the victim was reported (42 homicides), 2 victins (5 percent) were less than 18 years old and 6 victims (14 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 44 years old.

RACE: Out of 43 female homicide victims, 25 were white, 18 were black.

MOST COMMON WEAPONS: For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 63 percent of female victims (24 out of 38) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 71 percent (17 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 6 females killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 1 female killed by a blunt object, and 7 females killed by bodily force.

VICTIM/OFFENDER RELATIONSHIP: For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 93 percent of female victims (37 out of 40) were murdered by someone they knew. Three female victims were killed by strangers. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 62 percent (23 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Among the female intimates who were murdered, 65 percent (15 victims) were killed with guns; 73 percent of these (11 victims) were shot and killed with handguns.

CIRCUMSTANCE: For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 61 percent (17 out of 28) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 82 percent (14 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.

 

To view the 2016 report, please visit, men-murder-pic-2016When Men Murder Women an Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data

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.

 
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….

May 022016
 
Support Spartanburg County is one day of online giving on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 12:00 a.m. until 11.59 p.m. (EST), hosted by Spartanburg County Foundation.

On that day, anyone can go to the event website, www.supportspartanburgcounty.org and donate to SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition!

All donations made during the online giving day are 100% tax deductible. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

Mark your calendar to support us on May 3rd! Be sure to tell your family, friends and co-workers, so they can too.

Profile Page Link on Support Spartanburg: https://supportspartanburgcounty.org/npo/safe-homes-rape-crisis-coalition

https://supportspartanburgcounty.org/

https://www.facebook.com/SHRCCSpartanburg/?fref=ts

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition mission is to use 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.

What is Support Spartanburg County 2016?

The Spartanburg County Foundation (SCF) is a tax-exempt public charity, committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents by promoting philanthropy, encouraging community engagement and responding to community needs.  We support the nonprofit community in Spartanburg County.

Established in 1943, The Spartanburg County Foundation is the oldest community foundation in South Carolina.  On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, community foundations across America will collectively participate in “National Give Local America Day”.  We are excited to join our peers across the country by hosting our own local Support Spartanburg County Giving
Day.

Support Spartanburg County is one day of online giving on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 12:00 a.m. until 11.59 p.m. (EST).  On that day, anyone can go to the event website, www.SupportSpartanburgCounty.org hosted by SCF, and donate to participating nonprofit organizations.  All donations made during the online giving day may have the opportunity to be multiplied by the incentive pool of funds.

Please support our nonprofits as they support our community.