The staff took a few minutes to observe the once in a lifetime total eclipse today!!! What an experience! We actually saw the squirrels rtn to their nest and heard the tree frogs start singing.
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
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!!!
Child Therapist, Samantha Black, and Therapy dog Brook, take a few minutes to reconnect after a session.
Beyond Abuse is happy to announce the following new staff members to our team:
Deanna Kelly – Victim Advocate
Mary-Beth Powell – Forensic Interviewer
Maria Roman – Victim Advocate
Alison Romagnoli – Manager of Accounting
Claire Wieters – Prevention Specialist
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the staff at Beyond Abuse 2016!!
We are deeply saddened at the agency over the sudden death of Laura Kazee, our Director of HR and Finance. Laura has been with Beyond Abuse since May of 2008. We will miss you Laura!
Volunteers were recognized for their service to Beyond Abuse at an appreciation luncheon held April 16th. Lainey Fenn was recognized as Volunteer of the Year.
Victim Services Manager, Elizabeth Wise presents plaque to Lainey Fenn as Volunteer of the Year.
Wow! Check out our recently renovated Forensic Interview Room! Thanks to a local donor we were able to purchase new chairs, rug, and sound proof panels. A Volunteer painted the room with a fresh coat of paint. Our talented staff members, Samantha Black and Katie Strickland, painted the sound proof panels to give the room a great new updated look.
Staff enjoyed the team building and self care workshop held as part of the quarterly staff meeting March 24, 2016.