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Safe Harbor Oconee Shelter Campaign

SENECA, SC: Safe Harbor’s Oconee Shelter will officially open its doors for victims of domestic violence and their children on Thursday, August 14 at 5:00pm. On March 1, 2013, Safe Harbor launched a capital campaign to raise $990,000 to open a 24-hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children in Oconee County. On January 10, 2014, Safe…

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Safe Harbor’s 9th Annual Cycle Tour took place on Saturday, May 31 in Iva, SC.  Over 300 cyclists from across the Upstate enjoyed beautiful weather while riding through the scenic countryside of southern Anderson County. After the ride, cyclists enjoyed lunch and live music at the Iva Civic Center. The 2014 Cycle Tour raised $43,000 for Safe Harbor’s mission. Safe…

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Oconee Shelter Ribbon-Cutting


OCONEE SHELTER RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY The staff and board of Safe Harbor hosted an off-site ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Safe Harbor’s Oconee Shelter on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:00am at the Shaver Recreational Complex (698 W. S. 4th St.) in Seneca. With over 400 community members in attendance, the energy in the room was palpable. Speakers included John…

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Verizon Wireless’ long-time charitable focus has been domestic violence prevention and care through its HopeLine program. The company has an award called HopeLine Heroes to honor members of the community who use their influence to bring greater awareness to prevention efforts. Verizon Wireless has honored WYFF News 4 with the HopeLine Hero award for its recent special report, Chronicle: Living…

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Safe Harbor’s 8th Annual Cycle Tour – June 1, 2013


On June 1 at 8:15am, the eighth edition of the Safe Harbor Cycle Tour will roll out from the Civic Center in Iva, SC.  It has become a yearly tradition for many cyclists throughout the Upstate and beyond.  Crowds have grown each year and, though technically it’s a tour where folks are encouraged to come enjoy a ride through our…

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Safe Harbor + Homes of Hope + Upstate Homeless Coalition = Bridging the Gap


by Julieta Barcaglioni-Heller, Safe Harbor Housing Assistance Program Manager Families can become homeless for many interrelated reasons – unemployment, housing foreclosures, lower incomes, medical crises, and addiction issues. For groups like single women and women and their children, however, domestic violence is the most common contributing factor to becoming homeless and is currently considered the leading cause for homelessness. Faced…

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Safe Harbor Announces 2013 Board

By MONICA KREBER, The Journal (Seneca, SC) – March 29, 2013 With strategic planning and a group of hard-working board members, Elisabeth Gadd hopes Safe Harbor can accomplish a lot.   Gadd, president of Safe Harbor’s 2013 Board, said the organization has been focusing on creating a five-year plan that will best serve the area (Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Oconee…

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Putting a Stake in the Ground of Oconee County

Becky Callaham, Safe Harbor’s Executive Director, speaking at Safe Harbor’s 03.01.13 press conference in Oconee County. With two new stories of brutal domestic violence in the headlines of The Seneca Journal this morning, today provides another sobering reminder of Oconee County’s urgent need for a Safe Harbor shelter. In the video above, Safe Harbor Executive Director Becky Callaham talks about the background, research and community support…

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