SAFE HARBOR PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON 01/10/2014

January 2, 2014

photo sketch of our new shelter, it is blue with people in front of it.

For immediate release – January 2, 2014

On March 1, 2013, Safe Harbor launched a capital campaign to raise funds to open a 24-hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children in Oconee County. Safe Harbor is grateful for the generosity of all community members, businesses, faith communities and groups who have pledged their support toward the Oconee Shelter to date.

On Friday, January 10 at 11:00am, Safe Harbor will host a press conference at the Oconee County Sherriff’s Office/Law Enforcement Center (300 S. Church Street, Walhalla SC) to give a capital campaign progress report and to share news related to the future of the Oconee Shelter.
Members of the press and community members are invited to attend.

About Safe Harbor
Safe Harbor is a non-profit organization providing safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, and other services for victims of domestic violence and their children, and domestic violence prevention and education for the Upstate community.  Safe Harbor operates a domestic violence crisis line and two secure safe homes, serving Greenville, Pickens, Oconee and Anderson counties.  For more information on available services or volunteer opportunities, visit Safe Harbor at www.safeharborsc.org.

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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