Being & Becoming

Each day is a journey for survivors, as they take courageous steps toward healing, hope and defining a new life with a new norm. Survival is a state of intentional being. Being true to yourself as you honor you, being true to your loved ones, and being true to the mission of helping others along the way.

Being & Becoming is a journey. Each journey is different and every journey is purposeful.

As a survivor, who or what are you intentionally being? And who or what are you intentionally becoming?

This campaign highlights how survival and healing occur in the form of a journey, and embraces the differences in everyone's path to healing. It helps shed the myth that healing is linear, and validates life's inevitable ups and downs. Being & Becoming is human, honest, and inspiring. 

You can submit your own Being & Becoming journey to be shared on Safe Harbor's social media pages and blog below:

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Being and Becoming by V. Torres

Being and Becoming by V. Torres
Safe Harbor Voice  |  April 13, 2021

"I am a warrior! I found peace within myself that I never know was there."

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Being & Becoming by Ally

Being & Becoming by Ally
Safe Harbor Voice  |  October 1, 2020

I am intentionally becoming a Social Worker so that I could work with other survivors of trauma and advocate for clients.

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Being & Becoming by Tracy McCauley

Being & Becoming by Tracy McCauley
April 7, 2020

Being and becoming is and has been a lifelong process of truth, peace, and freedom.

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Being & Becoming by Tracy

Being & Becoming by Tracy
April 3, 2020

Being and becoming is a journey – my purpose becoming clearer each day as I fight fear; telling fear, telling my abuser in my strong, powerful, yet beautifully voice you can’t hurt me anymore!

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I am a survivor of domestic violence.

“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.

“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth



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.





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