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Press Conference on Oconee Shelter Campaign – 03.01.2013

February 12, 2013

Press conference to announce the official kick-off to raise funds for a 24/7 emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children in Oconee County.

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Why Do We Serve Safe Harbor?

February 1, 2013

Two Safe Harbor volunteers share what volunteering at Safe Harbor means to them and why others should serve or give.

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Ecoplosion 2013 – Remembering Marge Putnam

January 25, 2013

This year, Ecoplosion was dedicated to Marge, in her memory.

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Domestic Violence Public Forum

January 10, 2013

A public meeting to discuss and answer questions concerning domestic violence in Oconee County

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The First Breath

January 8, 2013

“Why doesn’t s/he just leave?”

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Have Peace

December 17, 2012

A former Safe Harbor shelter client named “Alex” shared this letter with us last year. 

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Safe Harbor's Butterfly

December 10, 2012

Our logo should represent what a victim and her children have the chance to discover during their time with us at Safe Harbor. Hope. Opportunity. Transformation. New Life.

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The Map

November 19, 2012

Jennifer describes being a victim as being in many little pieces without knowledge of how to put the pieces back together. 

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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, 82 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.





Safe Harbor Resale Shop operates solely on donations from our generous community. Donations are tax deductible and make a difference in the lives of our clients.  



Your donated furniture can support our clients as they transition out of our programs and start a new life, and can also raise money for Safe Harbor by going to our Resale Shop to be re-sold.



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