Eaton Employees donate comfort blankets

A big shout out to Eaton for collecting “comfort care” blankets for the children who receive services at the agency.

Accepting the blankets for the agency is Alison Romagnoli, Beyond Abuse’s Director Finance.

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Project Linus Blankets donated

Carol Scales, Chapter Coordinator for Project Linus, dropped off blankets for the child clients that need some additional comfort while receiving clinical services at the agency. All blankets are lovingly handmade by “Blanketeers” who generously donate their time, talents, and supplies.

The staff members at Beyond Abuse want to thank the “Blanketeers” for this wonderful gift!!

For more information on Project Linus please contact Carol at 864 227 7364 or cjscales412@gmail.com

Brantley’s Hope Event held August 11 2018

Citizens of Laurens County came out in full force to support an awareness event held in honor of Brantley Smith, a 2 year old who recently passed away as a result of physical and sexual abuse.  Beyond Abuse was one of many agencies on hand to increase awareness of child abuse and the services offered to victims.

pictured below:  Melissa Macias, Education Specialist and Deanna Kelly, Family Advocate

June Volunteer Training Graduates

Volunteer Training ended June 19th with 2 new Graduate Interns, 1 new Volunteer for Laurens, and 1 staff member who completed training as a refresher.  Thanks to all of our volunteers  for assisting in our efforts to provide services to victims of child abuse and sexual assault.

Pictured L to R: Lyndsay Collins, Megan Kovach, Elena Gunter, and Elaine Morton

June QTR Staff meeting – Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Victims

Quarterly staff meetings include “Self Care” activities as a way for employees  to decrease stress, increase relaxation and deal with challenging emotional situations that they face in their day to day work environment.   June’s staff meeting was led by Bess Park who gave an overview of the benefit of Yoga for Sexual Trauma victims as well as self care.  The lecture was followed by an interactive demonstration.   A big THANK YOU to Bess for such an informative meeting!!

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1st Baptist – Operation In as Much April 28, 2018

We are so thankful to the volunteers from First Baptist Church who came out Saturday morning to spruce up the campus!  Twenty one man hours were used to cut trees, trim bushes, spread pine straw, and send fire ants underground!!!  The team, led by Dan English, was one of many that saturated the Greenwood Community as part of the Church’s annual “Operation In As Much”, which is based on Matthew 25:40: “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

 

Staff celebrates denim day

Beyond Abuse staff wore denim in support of Denim Day as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Denim Day is a campaign aimed at protesting flawed and biased attitudes concerning sexual violence. It was launched after the enrage that ensued an overturned rape conviction in Italy due to the justices’ claim that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the perpetrator remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. We at Beyond Abuse also stand in solidarity with all sexual assault victims.

 

Color for a Cause – a fun night !! VOTE for us at wecolorforacause.com

We had an awesome time last night at Color for a Cause at the Greenwood Mall.  We do still have a chance to win the mural display in the mall if we get enough votes.  All murals are uploaded to wecolorforacause.com .  Please vote by noon today for our mural.  If we win, it will be blown up and displayed in the Greenwood Mall for a month.

Thanks to everyone who supported this event and especially our members of our BOD, volunteers, staff, family, friends, and Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office who came out.