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Staff visits Humane Society for QTR meeting

i Jul 13th No Comments by

The quarterly staff meeting was held offsite at The Humane Society. Quarterly staff meetings include “Self Care” activities as a way for employees  to decrease stress, increase relaxation and deal with challenging emotional situations that they face in the work environment.  The meetings also include team building exercises.   A big THANK YOU to Karen and Michael for such a fun activity. 

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office makes donation to agency

i Jul 13th No Comments by

Beyond Abuse was recently awarded a $7,500 grant from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office. The funds were made available by the Victims Fines, Fees, and Assessments fund which is managed by the State office of Victims Assistance (SOVA). These funds can only be used for Direct Victim Services. These funds will allow the agency to continue to offer timely services such as forensic interviews, advocacy, counseling, and crisis response to victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Greenwood County. “This is a testament to the strong and supportive working relationship that exists between the agency and law enforcement” stated Cathy Miller, Executive Director of Beyond Abuse.

pictured below presenting the check is John Long,Officer in charge of Professional standards with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s office, Cathy Miller, Executive Director of Beyond Abuse, and Greenwood County Victims Advocates, Zara Hudson and Catie Maffett

 

25th Anniversary – Paint and Pour – July 25th

i Jun 16th No Comments by

Celebrating 25 Years of Service

with a   Paint and Pour

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6pm—8pm

The Arts Center

120 Main Street

Greenwood, SC

Tickets $25

***wine and cheese provided***

 

call (864) 227-1623 to reserve your seat

*Limited seating available

 

1st Baptist Volunteer Day April 29, 2017

i May 1st No Comments by

Members of 1st Baptist Church  spent several hours on Saturday moving file cabinets and painting to convert a storage room into a future therapy office.   What a difference!  Thanks to Nan and the crew!!!

 

Volunteer Appreciation luncheon April 29, 2017

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Victim Services manager, Elizabeth Wise hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon on April 29, 2017 where she recognized volunteers for their service to the agency.    A big thank you to each one!!

1st Picture:  Award Recipients – L to R: Rebecca White (Vol of the Yr), Elizabeth Wise, Ari West (Vol Superstar Award), & Carrie Garner (Gwd Vol Recipient)
2nd Picture: Group Photo – 1st Row: Brenda White & Jeannie Capps; 2nd Row: Alison Romagnoli, Patsy Sirman, & Elizabeth Wise 3rd Row: Charlotte Ehney, Ari West, Brittany Bush, & LaShae Morgan; 4th Row: Jackie Smith, Carrie Garner, Rebecca White, & Annette Peksa
3rd picture: Abbeville Volunteer recipient – Dr. Leslie Meyers

 

Just another day at the office – Samantha & Brook

i May 1st No Comments by

Child Therapist, Samantha Black, and Therapy dog Brook, take a few minutes to reconnect after a session.  

NewSpring Church does it again!!!! April 1, 2017

i Apr 3rd No Comments by

What a great way to start the day!  Ten wonderful volunteers from NewSpring Church arrived bright and early and began painting our modular building that houses our support staff.  The building was in much need of a facelift and the fresh coat of paint was part of the campus 3 year master plan.  When completed, it will blend perfectly in with the other buildings at the Greenwood campus.

THANKS to these wonderful folks who took time from this Beautiful Saturday morning to make this happen and to Brandon Holder for coordinating the project!!

BEFORE SHOTS

 

 

 

Staff visits Lambs End Farm

i Mar 30th No Comments by

The quarterly staff meeting was held offsite at Lambs End Farm which is owned and operated by Patsy and Jim Sirman.  Patsy and her dog Brook are active members of the agency’s Animal Assisted Therapy program.  Quarterly staff meetings include “Self Care” activities as a way for employees  to decrease stress, increase relaxation and deal with challenging emotional situations that they face in the work environment.  The meetings also include team building exercises.   A big THANK YOU to Patsy and Jim for hosting us.

 

Education staff conducts program at SCEC Laurens

i Mar 30th No Comments by

Education specialist, Jennifer Azzarano recently conducted outreach programs for the Laurens campus of the South Carolina Empowerment Center (SCEC).   The topic areas were healthy communication, social media safety, the importance of effective communication and respect.

There were approximately 60 attendees at the after-school program ranging from 6th grade to 10th grade.

Volunteer Training Graduates for March 2017

i Mar 30th No Comments by

Congratulations to our most recent Volunteers and New Staff who completed a rigorous 25 hour training requirement this month!!!

L to R:  Wright Austin, Linda Dolny Lister,  Mary-Beth Powell, Maria Roman, and Shamar Holloway-Gilchrist.