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.
Bal Ballentine with George Ballentine Ford, Lincoln, Inc presented Beyond Abuse’s Executive Director, Cathy Miller a check for $1800 on September 11, 2014. The donation was made possible by Ballentine Ford’s annual August fundraiser where a buyer could select a charity to receive a $200 donation for each new or used vehicle purchased. Thank you to Bal and his staff and thank you to the community for your support.
No, this is not Angel, but our own Yello Dyno taking a break from the hot sun at the recent Day of Unity held at the Brewer Complex here in Greenwood, SC. Great way for us to increase awareness about our programs with the local community. Thanks to Angel for representing us and enduring the heat.
Thanks to all those who worked tirelessly to make this protocol a reality. It is my belief that working together as a team, makes us stronger and better at serving our communities.
Why “Beyond Abuse”?
The results of a 2012 Organizational Assessment revealed a level of discomfort and confusion with regard to the agency name Sexual Trauma & Counseling Center and the child advocacy program name, The Child’s Place. A Community Awareness ad hoc committee was formed in 2013 and charged with the responsibility of determining the need for a name change and/or rebranding of the organization. Two focus groups were held in March 2013. The results of the focus group highlighted the concerns community leaders and partnering agencies had regarding “two names” and the “harshness” of the words “sexual trauma”. It was concluded that the name Sexual Trauma & Counseling Center no longer described the full array of services being offered to victims, their families and the community.
Professional marketing consultants were added to the ad hoc committee and the name Beyond Abuse was selected and approved by the full Board of Directors. A nonprofit corporation articles of amendment was filed with the State of SC Secretary of State and approved on June 13, 2013.
We are Beyond Abuse
Beyond Abuse is a 501(c)(3) organization that is working to eradicate sexual violence and child abuse in our community. Our community support is vital, and our partnerships are strong. We are making a difference, thanks to you.