“Domestic violence is not a woman’s problem or a family problem. It is a community problem. So, what will we do about it, as a community?” – Jennifer Ziemann, Safe Harbor Advocate
We think it’s important to teach the public—parents, children, community groups, businesses, faith communities and professionals who deal with the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.
A key part of our mission is coordinating a sustained effort to reduce domestic violence in the Upstate through education and outreach.
Safe Harbor staff members are available to discuss a range of topics and to offer domestic violence education and information about Safe Harbor’s services through speaking engagements, professional trainings, workshops and awareness campaigns. Education and outreach is also provided through Safe Harbor’s brochures and written materials, website, blog, newsletters, press releases and social media outlets.
If you are a healthcare professional wanting to learn more about how to recognize and respond to a patient who is experiencing domestic violence, please click here.
To schedule a speaker for your group, class, business or church, please contact Margaret.Evans@safeharborsc.org or 864.385.7188.
Domestic Violence Resources:
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Gift from Within (Resources for survivors of trauma and victimization)
Casa de Esperanza
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
Sidran Institute (Traumatic Stress Education and Recovery)
Office on Violence Against Women
Office for Victims of Crime
Accessing Safety Initiative
Domestic Violence Mental Health Policy Initiative
Stop Family Violence
The Battered Women’s Justice Project
State & Local Resources:
SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Compass of Carolina
South Carolina Legal Services
Domestic Violence Assistance
State Office of Victim Assistance (SOVA)
South Carolina Victim Assistance Network