Beyond Abuse is excited to announce that Animal Assisted Therapy will be utilized in conjunction with our current therapy programs starting in May 2016. A big thanks to Jessica Bell for spearheading this effort. The staff and handler/animal teams (see below) have been busy preparing for months. More details coming soon.
Top row, left to right: Beth Wood and Brenda; Patsy Sirman, Tess and Brook. Bottom row: Carol Scales and Chase
Capsugel Supply Chain colleagues recently volunteered at the agency to paint our newly converted Animal Assisted Therapy “meet and greet” room where our clients will be introduced to the handler/animal team that will be participating as part of their therapy. Many thanks from the staff and clients for your support of our programs. Shown below are: Pauline, Debbie, and Andy
We hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
‘Tis the Season to remember those less fortunate.
As we approach the end of 2015, remember that
can make a positive difference in the life of a child by making a year-end gift to Beyond Abuse.
Please see our donate tab on the home page.
This week we pause to give thanks for our dedicated staff, volunteers and Board Members who make such a difference in the lives of others. We are also thankful for the tremendous support we receive from our friends and neighbors in the community. Without you all, we would not be able to serve the victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Greenwood, Abbeville, and Laurens Counties. Happy Thanksgiving!
Town and Country Property Management employees volunteered at agency on Friday Nov.20, 2016 to make much needed repairs to the handicap ramp. They also replaced baseboard, patched drywall and repaired a broken lights. Many thanks to our friends at Town and Country, especially Wilson Bruce for hearing about our need and then acting on it. Pictured below are Steve, Brian, and Wilson.
Members of Mt. Lebanon UMC men’s group donated their time and energy to do some much needed mnt work at the agency over from Oct 22 – Oct 27. Some of the tasks completed were hanging chair rail ( to protect our newly painted walls) , painting the forensic interview room, removing dead shrubs, installing locks, replacing ceiling tiles, and repaired inoperable lights. Many thanks to all of you!!
Some of the volunteers pictured below are Wayne Simmons, Robert Hawkins, and Steve Simmons.
Dr. Robert Stevenson filmed and published our new video showing men in Greenwood taking the pledge to end violence against women and children. Please see link.
CONGRATULATIONS to recent VSP ( Victim Service Provider) graduates, Brandon Platt, Outreach Coordinator and Jennifer Azzarano, Education Specialist. Brandon and Jennifer completed 15 hours of core training over a 3 day period in Greenville.