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At the Table - just days away!

Monday, October 11 | 8:00am | Hilton Greenville
More than ten incidents of domestic violence are reported per day in Greenville… that’s more than any other county in our state. Please join Safe Harbor at the table, a community breakfast and conversation focused on domestic violence, its effects on our community, and what we can do together to bring change.
Featuring keynote speakers and performers, The War And Treaty!
They are “one of Nashville’s hottest acts” (Rolling Stone); they are an Americana Music Association nominee for 2021 Duo of the Year; they have “voices that will stop you in your tracks” (Garden & Gun)... they are The War And Treaty, and we are thrilled to have them at the table!
Transforming trauma into catharsis has become The War And Treaty's calling card. Michael was just 13 years old when he and his mom got on a bus in Cleveland and took it as far as their escape money would carry them from his abusive, alcoholic father. 
Michael and Tanya, both survivors, will share their powerful stories of strength and resiliency at the table. 
Join us! Tickets are $25 each or $250 for a table of ten. Ticket sales will close Friday at 10:00am, so grab yours SOON!
Your health and safety are our greatest priority. Please see our COVID-19 protocols for the event.
Reserve your seat at the table

South Carolina ranks 6th in the nation for men killing women

Since 1996, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) has been keeping up with rates of men murdering women in the United States.
South Carolina has historically been in the top 10 deadliest states for women.
The only time we were not in the top ten was last year when the VPC reported that South Carolina ranked #11, just barely missing the infamous list. 
Unfortunately, the latest report from the VPC shows that not only is South Carolina back in the top 10 deadliest states, we have also moved up several spots to #6. We are saddened and frustrated by this news, and many are not surprised. But, we are also hopeful that these startling statistics will be a call to action for our communities. 
This newsletter contains many ways for you to get involved in supporting survivors and ending domestic violence: attend our At the Table fundraiser, participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, share words of affirmation with survivors, volunteer, and shop at or donate to Safe Harbor Resale Shop. 
Thank you for supporting our work and for being part of the solution with us. 

Upcoming Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

Why Do You Abuse? Event

October 16 | 11am-1pm
Sponsored by Safe Harbor, the National Council of Negro Women, and Delta Sigma Theta, "Why do you abuse?" aims to shift the conversation about domestic violence away from ‘why do they stay?’ to ‘why do they abuse?’ in an effort to put the responsibility on the person causing harm.

This event will be virtual. Stay tuned for the link and more details coming soon!

"And So I Stayed" Panel Discussion

October 26 | 6-8pm
Beginning Sunday, October 24th, participants will have the opportunity to stream "And So I Stayed," a film about domestic violence and the criminal justice system. There will be a follow-up virtual panel discussion on October 26. Stay tuned for more details and the link for the panel.

In the meantime, you can register to stream "And So I Stayed" here.  

DV Awareness Month Affirmation Campaign

Share words of inspiration and comfort with our clients
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month we are asking you to share affirmations and words of encouragement with survivors of domestic violence.
This past year and a half has been difficult for everyone, including the Safe Harbor community. Help uplift our clients and staff by sharing an affirmation!
There are several ways to submit an affirmation: 
  • Download a template (green template or blue template), add an affirmation or words of encouragement, and mail to: Safe Harbor, PO Box 174, Greenville, SC 29602. 
  • Leave an affirmation in the comments section of one of our affirmation posts on Instagram or Facebook.
  • Share an affirmation on your Instagram story and tag us @safeharborsc.
These affirmations will be shared with our staff and clients and on our social media platforms!

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Resale Shop Happenings

2830 Wade Hampton Blvd.
October 4-9: Book Sale! All books just 25 cents
October 12-15: Art Sale! Art & Mirrors 50% Off
October 18-22: Rug Sale! Select Rugs 20% Off
October 25-29: Furniture Sale! Select items 20% Off

To stay up-to-date with the latest happenings, be sure to follow Safe Harbor Resale Shop on Facebook: @safeharborresaleshop and Instagram: @safeharbor.resaleshop.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Help Line Advocates:
Safe Harbor's 24/7 help line is the first touchpoint with callers who are seeking help and support. Help Line Advocates will answer calls in a trauma-informed manner, answer questions, assist with safety planning and complete intake forms. Help Line Advocates should be able to handle crisis situations, while providing emotional support, information and referrals in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner. 
Shifts: 8:30 am-4 pm (2- to 4-hour shifts) Monday-Friday in the intake room at Safe Harbor's Community Offices (Greenville)

Group Project Opportunities:  
Small groups of volunteers (10 or fewer) are needed to assist with various projects across Safe Harbor's three shelters (Greenville, Anderson and Oconee.) Projects include yardwork, painting, sorting donations, and cleaning/organizing playrooms and other spaces. Our current needs include painting rooms at the shelters, pressure washing and yard cleanup!
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