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Save Funding for Safe Harbor – Contact your S.C. Lawmakers Today!

March 13, 2017

Lawmakers in Columbia are are considering the elimination of essential funding for domestic violence service programs like Safe Harbor from the S.C. state budget.

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Taking Action

January 27, 2017

We don’t have to agree on every issue, but we can all agree on one thing: saving $1.48 per year in taxes (the annual cost of VAWA funds for each American taxpayer) is not worth thousands of our sisters’ and daughters’ lives.

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Are our sisters’ and daughters’ lives worth $1.48 to you?

January 27, 2017

The Violence Against Women Act costs each American taxpayer a total of $1.48 per year – less than a single cup of coffee.

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To Safe Harbor’s clients, staff members, volunteers, community partners, supporters and friends –

January 16, 2017

However, Safe Harbor’s mission, vision, principles and dedication to service has not and will not change.

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A Letter From the Director

December 21, 2016

It was clear that, although he had not been physically abused, Stevie had witnessed countless incidents where his dad behaved similarly.

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My Favorite Holiday Card

December 21, 2016

I just received my yearly holiday card from “Kate”, a former client from when I was a counselor in shelter.

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The Lie: “He never hit me, so it can’t be abuse.”

September 14, 2016

“Abuse isn’t just about physical violence. It’s about power and control.”

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The Lie: “Its not abuse if you aren’t being beaten.”

September 14, 2016

“For years I had myself convinced: ‘It’s not really abuse because technically he never hit me.'”

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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’m 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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