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Safe Passage Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

Safe Passage is celebrating 25 years of service to survivors in the area surrounding Rock Hill, SC. They began as a program of the Salvation Army helping domestic violence victims and became a stand-alone agency in 1992 under the name Tri-County Sisterhelp. Safe Passage has been providing services to victims of sexual trauma and child abuse since merging with the Sexual Assault Resource Center in 2005.

Safe Passage was established for the purpose of offering supportive services to families living in abuse so they could make changes in their lives and eliminate violence. They work every day to empower survivors, eliminate abuse, engage the community, and engender change.

Program services include emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their minor children, adult and child counseling, advocacy, 24-hour hospital accompaniment for sexual assault victims, community referrals, education, support groups, and parenting classes. Services which are offered for shelter residents are also available for non-residential clients.

All of their services are free and provided without regard to income, age, sex, ethnicity, limited English proficiency, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or disability. Their 24-hour emergency shelter is the only domestic violence shelter available to victims in York, Chester, Union and Lancaster counties.

Safe Passage also maintains a 24-hour crisis line and accompany victims of sexual assault during their medical exams in order to provide advocacy and support during the aftermath of the assault.  They provide counseling services and court accompaniment for victims.

Community education and outreach to the counties in their service area is available upon request in order to prevent interpersonal violence, promote our services, increase awareness around violence and its effects in our community, and encourage community support for survivors of interpersonal violence.

Safe Passage

Join Safe Passage on August 10, 2017 for a night of dinner, dancing, drinks and a raffle to celebrate this momentous occasion. Admission is $25 per person. Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased via Eventbrite or the day of the event. If you have any questions please contact Shelby Lewis at 803-329-3336 or slewis@safepassagesc.org.

 

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