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Rosalie's Poem: The Voyage

August 16, 2018

This poem was written and shared by ‘Rosalie’, a survivor of domestic abuse staying in Safe Harbor’s Greenville emergency safe shelter.

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A Letter from Robin

July 20, 2018

I was reeling with confusion, but had no answers.

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Sticks and stones my break my bones, but Jenita’s words forever changed me!

July 3, 2018

Safe Harbor’s story is a culmination of heart, soul, and the very women who have taken time to share their story; their very personal stories.

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July Volunteer Spotlight

June 28, 2018

Katherine turned 10 years old last month and her birthday wish was to take some of her own savings (plus money she received from friends and relatives) and give this back to her community.

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All Children Deserve Our Best

June 26, 2018

When a child does not feel safe they are unable to undertake the normal developmental processes needed to grow and thrive. Instead, they are only able to focus on survival.

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A Letter from Carmen

June 20, 2018

If you get free, if you free yourself, I promise you that ember will spark, and you will begin to burn again.

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Safe Harbor Gives Thanks to Seneca Restaurants

June 18, 2018

Safe Harbor’s Oconee Shelter has also enjoyed continuous support from local restaurants, offering a “Chef’s Night Off” by providing dinner for all shelter residents on a monthly basis.

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The Mothers I've Met at Safe Harbor

May 11, 2018

I am especially thankful to the mothers I met through my day-to-day work in Safe Harbor’s Greenville Shelter that year.

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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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