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“Why Doesn’t She JUST Leave?”

September 26, 2012

That is the question that most people ask me when I share that I work with victims of domestic violence through Safe Harbor.

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Power and Control

September 20, 2012

The Power and Control Wheel

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Working Together to Break the Cycle of Violence

September 17, 2012

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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When Domestic Violence Goes to Work

September 17, 2012

The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Workplace for human resource professionals, business owners, and corporate managers/supervisors.

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Am I In An Abusive Relationship?

August 22, 2012

If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions regarding your relationship, you may be experiencing abuse in your relationship.

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It's Okay to Cry

August 20, 2012

While you are here, you are healing. They are healing, too. You are making sure they are okay.

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What Is Psychological Abuse?

July 27, 2012

The invisible wounds from psychological abuse are hard to identify and often go undetected.

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July 12, 2012

Safe Harbor is deeply saddened by the news of the two murder-suicide incidents that occurred in Oconee County last weekend.

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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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