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.
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
with a Paint and Pour
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Arts Center
120 Main Street
***wine and cheese provided***
call (864) 227-1623 to reserve your seat
*Limited seating available
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!!!
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!!
Child Therapist, Samantha Black, and Therapy dog Brook, take a few minutes to reconnect after a session.
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!!
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 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.
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.