Beyond Abuse is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves Abbeville, Greenwood and Laurens counties in South Carolina. Our Children’s advocacy program also serves Newberry County.  Our mission is to lead our community beyond sexual violence and child abuse through awareness, advocacy and action.

Services include:

  • 24/7 Crisis Response — Hotline and Emergency Department On-Call Support
  • Advocacy
  • Therapy
  • Assistance with Filing Victim’s Compensation
  • Education and Awareness Programs

In addition, children ages 17 and under who are referred by law enforcement agencies or the Department of Social Services may receive:

  • Forensic Interviews
  • Child Maltreatment Medical Exam
  • Multi-disciplinary team case review

Beyond Abuse operates one of 15 sexual assault programs and one of 15 accredited children’s advocacy programs in our state.

  • 24/7 Crisis Support

  • 24/7 Emergency Room Accompaniment

  • Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice System Accompaniment

  • Information about the Criminal Justice System

  • Assistance with Crime Victim Compensation Claims

  • Court Preparation

  • Court Accompaniment during pre-trial hearings, trial hearings, and post-trial hearings (upon request)

  • Referrals to Other Social Service Agencies & Community Resources

  • Personal Advocacy Sessions to Discuss Basic Needs or Concerns

  • Education About Community Resources

Memberships and Affiliations

SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Assault
South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers
National Children's Alliance