Spring Event unveiled: Dancing with the Greenwood Stars

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Save the date!!!!   Spring fundraiser will be held April 25,2015 .  Stay tuned for updates and visit the event website





To Infinity and Beyond – GreenwoodGives.org project

Please visit greenwoodgives.org and help up meet our goal to raise $1500 to replace worn carpets in our victim service areas.

To Infinity and Beyond

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Creating a warm, safe, and healthy environment to heal

floor Dir SAP floor  Therapy room 1Beyond Abuse’s facility is in need of a facelift.  Our victim service areas have worn and stained carpet that needs to be replaced.  Our therapists often conduct age appropriate floor based activities with child victims.  Our wish is to replace these carpets with vinyl wood look flooring that will be more durable as well as easier to maintain and keep clean ( see pictures).  The cost is approximately $6500 for the entire project, but we have a potential grant that would fund the 1st $5000.  So we are asking for support of the additional $1500.  We have attached pictures for you to see our conditions.  I would only ask, “Would you like for your child to play on these floors”?  Our desire is to make our facility as pleasant an experience as possible for persons who have already experienced a huge trauma in their lives.

Please log onto GreenwoodGives.org and help us reach our goal to raise $1500.  The funding period will end Jan 15th 2015. 


Board vs Staff fundraiser Nov 6th- Mr. Johns Pizza

Staff won the competition by a small margin!   Combined we raised a total of $1018 for the agency during this fun event.

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BELK Charity Days event – Nov 8th

“The Charity Sale is a private, four-hour sale dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations.  Participating charities will have the opportunity to raise money for their organization by selling event tickets at $5 each and keeping 100% of ticket proceeds.  Ticket holders will receive 20% – 70% off of Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely-discounted brands.  It is a win-win!  Belk’s two Charity Sale events in 2013 together raised more than $10 million for thousands of participating charitable organizations located in Belk’s 16-state market area.”

It’s On Us National Campaign

National Efforts: It’s On Us 


Last Friday the White House launched a new campaign to address campus sexual assault. TheIt’s On Us campaign targets bystanders and addresses how as a community, it is our responsibility to end sexual violence.

As an official partner of this campaign, RAINN wants to help your center take action. Below are 5 ways you can get involved:

  1. Encourage people to take the pledge. Promote ItsOnUs.org to so that your community can take the pledge. 

A message from SCCADVASA -VAWA – 20 years old

Most women experience physical abuse in their lifetime. In fact, nearly one-quarter of women experience a physical or sexual assault by an intimate partner and seven in ten assaults against women are perpetrated by an intimate partner. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. Let’s raise awareness of this heinous plague and do something to encourage everyone to protect our mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, wives and grandmothers. It’s time.


If you haven’t done so already please sign the petition and pass along to your local folks as well. The petition was created by the National Network to End DV.




Directors Reconnect at WLC conference

Beyond Abuse former Executive Directors, Charlotte Ehney, Martha Busterna and Kris Burris recently reconnected with new ED Cathy Miller at the Women’s Leadership Conference Sept 16, 2014 which was held on the campus of Piedmont Technical College



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RAINN offers Help Room for Military Victims

Supporting Survivors in the Military 
RAINN offers a variety of resources for both staff and community to support survivors of sexual assault who are active duty military or transitioning service members.   
New group chat resource for survivors of sexual assault in the Military!
Safe HelpRoom is a group chat service provided through DOD Safe Helplinethat allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with, and support, one another in a moderated and secure online environment. 

Created based on direct visitor feedback and built to specifically take into consideration the ever changing lives of military service members, Safe HelpRoom is open twice a week for two hours. Each session has a moderator who can help keep the conversation focused and a reviewer that ensures all participants adhere to some basic ground rules.
If you might benefit from talking with peers, visit safehelproom.org for session times and additional information. The service is free and no reservation is necessary.