Beyond Abuse takes home the prize at YMCA Fall Festival

i Oct 30th No Comments by

Beyond Abuse staff members participated in the YMCA’s annual fall festival as part of their awareness and outreach efforts.  Approximately 900 children and their parents participated and interacted with our “Wizard of Oz” themed table where staff took home the prize for best costumes and best display.

Pictured below are:

Alan Cauley as “Scarecrow”, Cathy Miller as “Glenda the good witch”, Alison Romagnoli as “Dorothy”, Claire Wieters as “lion”, Becca bell as “The Wicked Witch” and Maria Roman as “Tin Man”.


Agency hosts MDT training

i Oct 26th No Comments by

On October 25, 2017 Beyond Abuse hosted “Child Abuse – Issues & Updates”, a training for our Multi-disciplinary Team Members.  Topics covered included Child Abuse and the Child Maltreatment Exam by Dr. Lyle Pritchard; Recantation by Dr. Alicia Benedetto; DSS/Family Court Update by Dawn Puderbaugh Hodges; and General Sessions Court Update by Anna Sumner.   Thirty participants from various agencies participated in this training held at the John C. Lamb Center.


Home for the Holidays- Fashion Show and Luncheon Nov 4th

i Oct 17th No Comments by

Please join us for this fashion show and luncheon to be held Saturday Nov. 4th at 11:30 am at The Sundance Gallery.

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

Sugar, Voila, David Lindsey Clothiers, Blossom, and Mary Frances Ltd.


Tranquil United Methodist Women make donation

i Oct 16th No Comments by

Cathy Miller, Beyond Abuse’s Executive Director, was honored to be the guest speaker at Tranquil United Methodist Women’s annual joint meeting on Sunday Oct 15th, 2017.  After the presentation, the group make  a generous donation to the agency.  A heartfelt thank you to the group for their support and prayers.

pictured below:

Harriet Creswell, UMW President and Cathy Miller



Greenwood County Family & Community Leaders makes donation to agency

i Oct 11th No Comments by

We are so fortunate to have friends like the Greenwood County Family & Community Leaders who made a generous donation to Beyond Abuse and Faith Home on Tues Oct. 10, 2017.

pictured below: James Gowan, Faith Home, Becky Dixon, President Family & Community Leaders, Cathy Miller, Beyond Abuse

Agency grant awards announced at Attorney General Press Conference

i Oct 10th No Comments by

It is a  “great day in South Carolina” when Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the 2017/2018 grant awards at a press conference held today Oct 10th, 2017 at 11 am in Greenville, SC.  Beyond Abuse was on hand for the announcement along with other grant awardees from the upstate.  Pictured below are 8th Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo, agency staff Alison Romagnoli, Jessica Bell, Cathy Miller and Attorney General Alan Wilson.


25th Anniversary Celebration and Open House scheduled for Nov. 14th, 2:30

i Oct 6th No Comments by

Please join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary with the unveiling of our expanded and renovated offices on Tuesday Nov. 14th, 2017 at 2:30.  We will be recognizing current and former Board members who will assist with the official “mortgage burning” ceremony.


Abbeville County Sheriff’s Community Outreach Event held Oct 2nd

i Oct 3rd No Comments by

Beyond Abuse’s Education team members Alan Cauley and Becca Bell participated in the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Community Outreach Event that was held Oct 2nd.  Alan and Becca gave out agency materials on services and support offered by the agency.  The event was a kickoff for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


New privacy/security fence installed

i Oct 2nd No Comments by

Thanks again to our FRIENDS at Eaton for making our dream come true!  We now have privacy/security fencing along the back of the campus!  We are one step closer in our master plan which is to control access to our campus and provide a safer environment for clients and staff.  Take a look at our before and after pictures!  A shout out to the Lowes install team!  Anyone interested in assisting with additional fencing needs or landscaping, please call the agency at  227-1623.




The Lowes install team did a GREAT job!!

Family Advocates attend training

i Sep 26th No Comments by

Family Advocates, Maria Roman and Deanna Kelly attended the 2017 Victim and Family Advocate Training in Columbia on Friday, September 22, 2017.  The training was hosted by the South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers.  Topics included CAC/MDT history, NCA standards for accreditation, and understanding crisis, trauma and grief.    For information about the services offered by Beyond Abuse, please call 864 227 1623.