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5th Annual Volunteer Luncheon

On Saturday, April 27th Elizabeth Wise, Victim Services Manager, hosted Beyond Abuse’s 5th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Gather Bistro and Bakery in the Alcoves.  The luncheon is a chance for agency staff and board members to recognize agency volunteers for their passion, dedication, and support to survivors of sexual assault. At this year’s luncheon […]

Meet the Senior Staff!

Cathy Miller, Executive Director, is responsible for overall management of the on-going operations of the agency including client service delivery, development, marketing, & financial stability.  She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics and holds a Masters in Business Administration also from USC.  Prior to […]

Multi-Disciplinary Team Training and Orientation Conducted

On Wednesday, April 24th, individuals from Greenwood’s Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) gathered for a training which aimed to increase participant’s knowledge about child abuse investigations and how agencies can better collaborate. Participants learned about different roles of MDT members, the Forensic Interviewing process, Child Maltreatment exams, Therapy services offered by Beyond Abuse, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and […]

Silent Tears announces $5 million donation to fund capital needs of organizations that help women & children statewide

Columbia, S.C. (April 25, 2019) Silent Tears announced on Thursday plans to donate $5 million to fund capital needs of organizations statewide that assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Six years ago, Silent Tears formed to systematically address the complex issues associated with child sexual abuse – considering best practices, the […]

Greenwood Women Care (GWC) Awards Grants

Greenwood Women Care (GWC) recently awarded grants totaling $47,625 in their first annual granting cycle. Eight local nonprofits serving residents of Greenwood County received awards ranging from $2500 to $10,000. Greenwood Women Care, an initiative of the Greenwood County Community Foundation, is a membership organization of community-minded women who pool their annual contributions for collective grantmaking and local […]

VSP Graduates

Beyond Abuse is happy to announce that 6 staff members recently completed the intensive Victim Service Provider (VSP) training hosted by SCCAVASA.  VSP is an interactive learning experience for victim service professionals to gain skills such as strengths-based services, advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and collaboration with allies.  Congrats to the following:  […]

Quarterly Staff Meeting

On Friday, staff members took advantage of a beautiful day to visit the Grace Street Park for their quarterly staff meeting which focuses on team building and self care for secondary trauma. This year’s team building was an old fashion egg relay race around the pond!