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A Letter from Jennifer

October 30, 2017

Let me tell you, the most important thing that I have found is the capability to hold on to hope.

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A Letter from Hannah

October 23, 2017

Take heart in the fact that things can get better with time.

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A Letter from April

October 16, 2017

In the beginning, every time I saw him or his car, I was terrified. “Is this the day he kills me?”

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A Letter from Grace

October 9, 2017

Regardless of the type; whether the abuse be mental, physical, emotional, or a combination of each; you are not alone.

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A Letter from Emilian

October 4, 2017

Please do not be discouraged by your present challenges and don’t feel abandoned. There is a survival instinct in every living creature. This is how hope stays alive.

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Relationship Violence and Title IX

September 22, 2017

An Interview with Title IX Coordinators Megan Fallon (Clemson University) and Melissa Nichols (Furman University)

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Breaking the Cycle: A Prevention Success Story

August 1, 2017

If you’ve ever questioned the long-term outcomes of prevention education, please allow my story to be a testament to its success. Prevention truly does change lives.

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Safe Harbor’s Housing Assistance Program (HAP): A Pathway to Independence

July 19, 2017

My career as a helping professional is the absolute air I breathe.

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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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