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Jessica Bell awarded the BEST of Project BEST Award

Client Services Director, Jessica Bell, was awarded the BEST of Project BEST Award at the 8th Annual Project BEST Fest on March 15, 2019. This award is given for outstanding efforts and dedicated services in implementing and sustaining trauma-informed evidenced-based practices for children and their families in South Carolina. Project BEST is a state-wide collaborative effort […]

Color for a Cause Winners!

We nailed it!   On March 5th Beyond Abuse, along with 13 other community organizations, participated in the 3rd Annual Color for a Cause event hosted by the Greenwood Mall.  Organizations participated in two categories: judges choice, based on best coloring and shoppers choice.  Beyond Abuse’s amazing  staff (many with children in tow), volunteers, and Board members participated […]

Cub Scout Service Project

Local Lion Cub Scout from Cub Scout Pack 921 in Greenwood, Peyton Wise (6), chose to collect toys, books, and games for abused children at Beyond Abuse for his Pick My Path Advancement service project.   Peyton created a sign to help promote his project and posted it on social media which caught the attention of […]

Laurens City Police Department Receives Sexual Assault Training

On Tuesday, 2/19 and Thursday, 2/21 Laurens County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) conducted a Sexual Assault Response training for the Laurens Police Department Uniform Patrol Officers, Investigators, and Student Resource Officers.  During this training Laurens County SART members from Laurens City Police Department, SC Attorney General’s Office, PRISMA Health-Upstate, and Beyond Abuse presented information […]

Meet the Advocates!

Elizabeth Wise Elizabeth is the Victim Services Manager at Beyond Abuse and has been with the agency since November 2011.  She supervises the Client Services Administrator/Specialist and Volunteers while also providing 24/7 crisis support and advocacy to adult and child victims of sexual assault.  She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology with Emphasis […]

January Volunteer Graduates

Over the last two weeks, new volunteers, staff, and board members participated in our 27.5 hour volunteer training program. The training consists of 15 hours in-class training and an additional 12.5 hours of online training. The training gives new volunteers, interns, staff, and board members a look into the ins and outs of the organization […]

Board of Directors New 2019 Members

Beyond Abuse proudly announces the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Directors for the two year term beginning January 2019! Sherri Gordon, Barry Putnam, Dr. Mary Haigler, Stephanie Carter, Rhonda Cox, Elizabeth Taylor, and Chelsey Steifle will join 6 other members of the Board to provide governance and oversight to the agency […]

Meet the Clinical Services Team!

The Clinical Services team, led by Samantha Black, is comprised of Forensic Interviewers and Therapists who serve in a dual capacity.  They conduct forensic interviews at the request of Law Enforcement or DSS, provide video recording and written notes summarizing interview, participate in weekly case review, and testify as needed in court.  They are all […]

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.)

In celebration of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and as a small token of appreciation for their service and support, Beyond Abuse staff delivered a few treats to each Law Enforcement agency in the service area. These men and women make providing care and protection possible for our community and individuals who have been victims […]