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#ManUPstate Campaign

September 3, 2014

Statistics show that only about 15% of men are abusive or violent towards women.

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August 12, 2014

Safe Harbor’s Oconee Shelter will officially open its doors for victims of domestic violence and their children on Thursday, August 14 at 5:00pm.

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The Taxi Ride

August 5, 2014

Along the way, we passed buildings, people walking and other cars, but what stood out the most to me was this very large grave yard. Later in life, this grave yard came to symbolize the death of our past and the start of a new life.

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Safe Harbor LPGA Invitational Golf Tournament

July 28, 2014

Safe Harbor LPGA Invitational Golf Tournament

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June 19, 2014

Safe Harbor would like to express thanks to its 2014 Cycle Tour participants, volunteers, planning committee and event sponsors.

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In Freedom

June 16, 2014

When you see a woman crying in your office because of all she has endured, and you see in her eyes the determination to do anything and everything in her power to gain her independence, self-esteem, and dignity; you can’t help but fight with her and for her.

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From Intervention to Prevention

June 12, 2014

In this blog post, Anna talks about her transition from working with domestic violence survivors in the shelter to working with students in the classroom.

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Persistence of retired BASF employees results in “Safe Harbor” in Oconee County

May 12, 2014

“We were victims. We became survivors and we will continue working to make sure this never happens to other women.” – Jenna Black

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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, 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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