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National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline:
1.800.656.HOPE (4673)

For emergencies, please view our Member Organizations, then call the 24 hour hotline in your county.

Who We Are

SCCADVASA is the statewide coalition of organizations providing intervention services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and Primary Prevention programs to students and communities across the state.

Our Work

We work towards ending domestic and sexual violence in South Carolina and beyond through engaging individuals and communities in advocacy, collaboration and education. We advocate for the transformative social change that will result in a society free of violence, push for policy changes that support survivors, and provide education and technical assistance to build the capacity of our members, allied organizations and communities to provide trauma-informed and survivor-centered services.

Our Hope

Our hope is for community in which prevention work is our focus—a commitment to prevent sexual and domestic violence from occurring in the first place—where we can center our work on the building of healthy relationship practices rather than the aftermath of violence. Everyone has the right to live in a community where respect and trust form the core of relationships and fear has no place to thrive.

Strategic Plan 2017-2019

Our Staff & Board

SCCADVASA’s board and staff work to make South Carolina safer by raising awareness, advocating for effective policies, and providing extensive training and technical assistance to member organizations’ advocates and allies.

If you would like more information about our work, or would like to get involved, please contact our office at (803) 256-2900.

Our Staff

Sara Barber

Sara Barber

Executive Director
Valerie Ekue

Valerie Ekue

Director of Member Support and Community Justice
Katie Reid

Katie Reid

Director of Systems Advocacy, Prevention, and Training
Patricia Ravenhorst

Patricia Ravenhorst

General Counsel
Natalie Sonek

Natalie Sonek

Program Coordinator
Marie McDonald

Marie McDonald

Language Access & Trafficking Survivor Coordinator
Hannah Stewart

Hannah Stewart

Program & Administrative Support Specialist
Kindra Steenerson

Kindra Steenerson

Coordinator of Prevention & Specialized Advocacy

SCCADVASA’s 2018 Board

Ashley Cole-Story


Colleen  Campbell-Bozard

Independent Consultant

Daniel Brownstein

Richardson, Patrick, Westbook, & Brickman, LLC

Nan Ford


Shannon Lambert

Sexual Assault Interest Group Chair
Pickens County Advocacy Center

Daniel Wise

Vice Chair
Colonial Life Insurance

Amelia Waring Walker, Esq.

Ronald King

City of Columbia Community Development Department

Dan Kadar

Assurance Financial - Columbia

Cole Boyle

Doug Pardue

Retired Journalist

Kristin Dubrowski

Domestic Violence Interest Group Chair
Hopeful Horizons

Mary Dell Hayes

Sexual Trauma Service of the Midlands

Farrar Stewart

SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation