Safe Harbor: A Breath of Fresh Air

May 24, 2012

As we continue to raise awareness about Safe Harbor’s mission, we are beginning to tell our stories through video pieces.  Please enjoy this first video that explains the heart of Safe Harbor as a breath of fresh air and a safe place for victims of domestic violence and their families to start a new life.  Stay tuned for more interviews and stories to be posted soon.  Many thanks to Bobby Rettew for helping us to provide this important outreach for our community.  You can learn more about Bobby’s work at www.bobbyrettew.com.

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

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When you give to Safe Harbor, 84 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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