MaleSurvivor will be holding a Weekend of Recovery May 15 – 17, 2015, at the Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. MaleSurvivor’s Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and /or assaulted or raped as an adult. The Weekends of Recovery are facilitated by trained psychotherapists, utilizing the same clinical boundaries and code of ethics as adopted by the American Psychological Association. The weekends are adjuncts to participants’ ongoing recovery work with individual and / or group psychotherapy and twelve step programs.
Laura Kazee, Director of Finance and HR at Beyond Abuse, was recently appointed to serve as President for the Piedmont Area Human Resource Association for 2015. She will also serve as the SHRM Advocacy Captain for SC’s Third Congressional District and will be on the SC SHRM Bylaws Committee. Laura has been with Beyond Abuse since 2008.
Piedmont Area Human Resource Association (PAHRA) recently met at Piedmont Technical College and confirmed its Board of Directors for 2015. The group meets monthly for lunch and the presentation of a professional development topic by featured speakers. Meetings are designed to improve the human resource function of the members’ companies through education, discussion and networking. PAHRA is the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) which is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. For more information on PAHRA, please visit http://piedmontareahra.shrm.org. Pictured are, front row from left, Kassie Hall, public relations chair; Casey Tompkins of Staff Source, membership chair/assistant treasurer; Pam Yates of Countybank, treasurer; Boo Ramage of Greenwood Genetic Center, legislative chair; Jamie Hedgepath of Nexsen Pruet, legal counsel; and Janet Still of Greenwood Genetic Center, diversity chair. Back row, Toya Davis of Piedmont Technical College, secretary/webmaster; Rachel Blair of United Way, SHRM Foundation chair; Debbie Smith of SPF-America, education/certification chair; Angie Simpson of Countybank, past president; and Laura Kazee of Beyond Abuse, president. Not pictured is Brad Setzler of Velux, workforce readiness advocate.
Beyond 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.
“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.”
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.