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Celebrating 20 Years of Transformation


View Our 20-Year Timeline Twenty years! Safe Harbor has transitioned from the tremendous growth of our teen years to settle into our adult twenties. Thank you for supporting Safe Harbor through this growth and for partnering in this next phase of our organization’s life. On behalf of our board of directors and staff, I thank each of you for your role in…

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Greenville Women Giving To Support Safe Harbor’s ManUPstate Initiative


Greenville Women Giving, a philanthropic women’s organization, has awarded $49,700 to Safe Harbor for the organization’s ManUPstate initiative. ManUPstate ( was launched in October, 2014 to engage men in efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls. ManUPstate seeks to give men a mindset and vocabulary to take responsibility for ending violence against women and to model healthy…

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ManUPstate Breakfast on November 14

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“Statistics show that only about 15% of men are abusive or violent towards women. And yet, 1 in 3 women will be victims of abuse during her lifetime. How can we, as the 85% of good, well-meaning men, allow this to happen in our presence?”  – Tony Porter, co-director of A CALL TO MEN A group of nonprofit organizations and…

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When Is It Your Business?

I like to think of myself as a man who minds his own business. But, as I was minding my own business about a year ago on a typical Thursday morning, I realized that I could not ignore what I was hearing. On that morning, I talked with a customer by phone regarding his dissatisfaction about a bill.  At the…

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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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