Our Anthem

At Safe Harbor, we believe everyone has the right to be safe and valued in their homes and most intimate relationships.

To further define our purpose and set the foundation for future success, we have created an ‘anthem to describe’ why Safe Harbor exists, what we know to be true and our invitation to our community to change.  

Our Anthem


We live in communities we love — where our neighbor waits for her husband to leave the room before she exhales.

We live in communities we love — where families are under attack, from within.

We live in communities we love — in a culture that’s numb to violence.

A culture where one in five children has witnessed domestic abuse.

A culture that asks, “Why doesn’t she leave?” without seeing all that stands in her way.

A culture where leaving is even more dangerous for those who are marginalized.

Where black women face death at the hands of their partners almost 3 times more often than white women.

Where trauma plagues more than victims and their families, but whole neighborhoods, whole towns, whole cities, and whole generations.

Where statistics tell one part of the story — but only we can write the rest, together.

At Safe Harbor, we believe everyone has the right to be safe and valued in their homes and most intimate relationships.

That’s why every day, inspired by the strength and resilience of survivors, our team of skilled and passionate advocates, counselors, staff, partners, volunteers, and supporters work together to make our essential human right a reality.

Because we understand that changing our culture of violence requires more than shelters, courtrooms, and jails. It requires the active, intentional, systematic cultivation of compassion, equity, and respect for self and others.

It requires the generational nurturing of our empathy, humility, and resolve to live differently. It requires each of us, every day, committing ourselves to the unbreakable, unsinkable, unshakeable kinship we all share — our precious, enduring humanity — our right to safely be.

Safe Harbor

Together we’ll right the ship we call home.




When you give to Safe Harbor, 82 cents of every dollar goes directly to our intervention services and prevention initiatives to break the cycle of domestic violence in the Upstate of South Carolina. 

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We are available to provide domestic violence education and information about Safe Harbor’s services through speaking engagements, trainings, workshops and awareness campaigns.





Safe Harbor Resale Shop operates solely on donations from our generous community. Donations are tax deductible and make a difference in the lives of our clients.  



Your donated furniture can support our clients as they transition out of our programs and start a new life, and can also raise money for Safe Harbor by going to our Resale Shop to be re-sold.


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