Sertoma Club makes donation to agency July 2018

Beyond Abuse would like to thank the Sertoma Club of Greenwood for their donation to assist in improving signage for the campus.   This is one of many facility and campus improvements in the 5 year strategic plan for the agency.

Presenting the check on behalf of Sertoma is Jimmy McGovern.   A big shout out to Stan and his crew for their hard work.

PUBLIX employees volunteer

Publix employees volunteered their time at the agency on Tues April 3, 2018 as part of the companies “Publix Serves”Program in their efforts to make a difference in the communities in which they operate.  In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness month and Child Abuse Prevention month activities to “Plant for a Cause”, the volunteers worked to improve the landscape at the agency by planting shrubs and trees.   Many thanks to Ron White and his  team from the Greenwood, SC store!

Greenwood Christmas Parade Dec 2017

The staff had a great time participating in the Greenwood Christmas parade held Sunday Dec. 3rd, 2017.  Thousands of people lined the streets to view the parade and we were able to increase AWARENESS of the agency.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered!!!

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Executive Director, Cathy Miller and Board President, Travis Dover greeted dozens of well wishers who attended the expansion announcement event on December 15th.   Representatives from Self Regional Healthcare’s Community Outreach Committee, who funded the project, and Sertoma, the civic organization who sold the building to Beyond Abuse were on hand.  A delegation from PTC, who’s drafting and design students created the redesign of the building attended.  Solicitor David Stumbo attended the event and spoke about the need for the services provided by the agency.  The expansion will double the forensic interview capacity as well as increase therapy services by 30%.

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Members of the community joined in the celebration and sign unveiling as Beyond Abuse announce a major expansion on Dec. 15, 2016.


Leath Correctional Inmates make donation to agency July 2016

Leath Correctional warden assistant, Lisa O’Dell, make a $900 donation on behalf of the inmates to the agency on July 28, 2016. The inmates raise money through various projects and then donate the funds to different charities in the community. A big heartfelt thank you to all of those involved at Leath for making this happen. Beyond Abuse currently provides group counseling and educational classes in conflict resolution to the inmates. Leath is a women’s correctional facility located in Greenwood, SC

pictured below: Cathy Miller and Lisa O’Dell
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Greenwood County makes donation

Beyond Abuse was recently awarded a $114,000 grant from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office. The funds were made available by the Victims Fines, fees, and Assessments fund which is managed by the State office of Victims Assistance (SOVA). These funds can only be used for Direct Victim Services. These funds will allow the agency to continue to offer timely services such as forensic interviews, advocacy, counseling, and crisis response to victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Greenwood County. “This is a testament to the strong and supportive working relationship that exists between the agency and law enforcement” stated Cathy Miller, Executive Director of Beyond Abuse.

pictured below presenting the check is John Long,Officer in charge of Professional standards with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s office and Cathy Miller.

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Agency officially launches new AAT program

Representatives from the community joined in the celebration of the official kickoff of Beyond Abuse’s new Animal Assisted Therapy program on July 12, 2016. After comments from SPF CEO Dave berry, who funded the project, the audience was given an overview of the year long process by Sexual Assault Program Director Jessica Bell. She then introduced the therapists and Handler/Animal teams who will be participating in the program.

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SYSG expands outreach efforts to Next Level Fitness

Show Your Strength Greenwood, a campaign to engage men in prevention of violence against women and children, recently expanded its outreach efforts and presented a four part series of programs that included The Man Box, Sexual Assault, Healthy Relationships, and Bystander Intervention to 58 young men in the community that participate in the Next Level Fitness(NLF) program. NLF was created and is supervised by Jamar Crawford as a way to encourage young athletes in the community to not only to excel in athletic competition, but to become good men in the community through various discussions and character building activities. After observing the groups activities for several months at the Greenwood YMCA, Executive Director, Cathy Miller approached Coach Crawford about the partnership. Many of the young men voluntarily signed the “Real Men” pledge at the end of the multi-session series that was presented by Brandon Platt, Outreach coordinator for Beyond Abuse. For more information on this program, please contact Brandon at 864 227 1623. SYSG is being co-funded by the Greenwood County Community Foundation and The Self Family Foundation.
Pictured below are some of the participants:
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ROTC donates to Agency April 2016

Lander ROTC Cadets donated the proceeds from their 2nd annual HAVOC Endurance Run held earlier this month to Beyond Abuse.

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Pictured above: Cadet Davenport, Dir Finance Laura Kazee, and Cadet Whitmire.

Crossfit hosts Burpees for Babies

Crossfit of Greenwood hosted a Burpees for Babies Challenge to members and the community to raise awareness of Child Abuse.  The benefit, held on Saturday May 2, 2015 raised $850 which was donated to Beyond Abuse.  Beyond Abuse provides support services to victims of child abuse and sexual assault as well as offers education and awareness programs in the community.  John Gary made a additional gift challenge during the event which was accepted and met by the participants.  Many thanks to Justin Smith, Crossfit owner.


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Brandon Platt, Outreach Coordinator with Beyond Abuse,accepts donation from Crossfit members John Gary and Brian King and owner Justin Smith.


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