Archive for August, 2011
Safe Harbor wants to extend a special thanks to Foothills Community Church in Seneca for choosing Safe Harbor to be part of their 2011 “Project Reach” initiative! In one short weekend, this a group of 20 volunteers from the church were able to complete an incredible amount of improvement projects at our Safe Harbor shelter in Anderson, including:
- Repairing existing playground equipment and providing a new swingset and handmade picnic tables
- refinishing our back deck/walkway
- completing general lawn maintenance – weeding, pruning, mulching, etc.
- creating a new garden plot
We are deeply grateful to Foothills Community Church for the generosity, time, and talents that they have shared with Safe Harbor through their “Project Reach” efforts. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the those whom we serve each day!
One out of every four women in the United States reports that they have been physically abused by a partner. Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women, and it affects people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, educational backgrounds, and income levels.
Domestic Violence affects our world, our nation, and our local community. Here are the reported domestic violence statistics from SLED for our 4-County service area.
2010 Reported Criminal Events
(includes instances of aggravated assault, simple assault, & intimidation)
Anderson County – 1,169
Greenville County – 2,646
Oconee County – 341
Pickens County – 633
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join us in Safe Harbor’s “31 Days of Domestic Violence Awareness” as we work to raise awareness about this issue in our local communities. Please plan to drop by the awareness events in your area: Read the rest of this entry »