Join the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and SHRCC Representatives in observance of their 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 6:00pm.
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
2016 Year End Statistics Report
- we assisted 3,787 adults and 1,817 children traumatized by domestic violence and sheltered 316 adults and children
- we assisted 276 direct and 162 indirect victims of sexual assault
- we provided 4,759 individual and 1,602 family therapy sessions for 701 people
- we also provided 239 therapy/support groups which were attended by 265 individuals
- we accompanied 99 victims of sexual assault to the hospital
- we assisted 347 victims with filing order of protection petitions and attended 2,075 hearings with domestic violence and sexual assault victims
- we provided 486 education/prevention programs reaching 78,687 individuals
- 670 volunteers contributed 21,168 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.
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.
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.
2. Phone: (864) 585-8278
4. Coupon Codes of 30% off are only good for our show on July 16, 2016 for unlimited tickets. That code again is SAFEHOME.
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.
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.