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You Did It!

"THANK YOU to all of you who contacted your representatives in the South Carolina House to support funding for organizations providing shelter and other critical services to victims of domestic violence. Last night, the House voted unanimously to preserve these funds. We will continue to update you on the budget process in the Senate as we work to secure this critical funding. Your voices are essential and were heard!" - Sara Barber, Executive Director
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We are hosting a supplemental PREA webinar this month taught by Katie Reid, MSW. It will be on March 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This webinar will give an overview of the community collaboration and advocacy standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specific attention will be given to how SARTS (Sexual Assault Response Teams) and other community partners can collaborate with corrections institutions, how to support and sustain collaboration, and how to use creative approaches to overcome challenges. Attendees will be given information on one example of how a South Carolina SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) successfully collaborates with a local detention center.


If you have not previously registered for our training registration system, Coalition Manager, you can learn how on our FAQ page.

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Urgent Call to Action!

The first draft of the state budget currently being debated by the South Carolina House eliminates $800,000 in essential funding for domestic violence organizations providing services to victims and their children. Last year, this funding supported crucial needs in communities across the state including repairs to shelter buildings, transportation and prevention programming in schools.

The need to support victims of domestic violence remains critical. In the last year, domestic violence organizations answered 19,858 hotline calls and provided emergency shelter to 3,288 victims and their children. On one day in September 2016, they were unable to respond to 44 requests for assistance due to lack of capacity, 86% of these requests were for housing.

We need you to contact your South Carolina House representative to tell them how important these services are to victims in your community. Urge them to support the provisos being introduced that will preserve this funding in the House budget. Follow these simple steps to make your voice heard:

1. Call or email your House Representative. Find your legislator and contact them TODAY.
2. Share this call to action with your friends and family through your social media and urge them to participate too.

SCCADVASA is the collective voice to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in South Carolina. Join with us and our member organizations to build healthy communities free of domestic and sexual violence.

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Welcome to our 2017 Webinar Series! We offer FREE webinars, on topics ranging from racial justice, how to engage men, coordinated community response teams, and back to school prevention techniques all to help build knowledge and capacity in your services and advocacy. Our webinars are open to the public, so feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. These webinars are approved for VSP continuing education credit and usually last between 1-1 ½ hours.

Happy Women's History Month! Racial Justice: Part 2 is the second part of our two-part series on racial justice taught by Dr. Valerie Ekue. It will be on March 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This webinar will include:

  • Participants will examine the historical impact of the feminist movement on women’s liberation.
  • Participants will examine the intersectionality of sexism, class oppression and racism which led to the black feminist movement.
  • Participants will gain increase knowledge around the color blindness approach which caused women of color to feel excluded from the feminist movement; thus experiencing increased exposure to domestic and sexual violence.
  • Participants will explore ways to address cultural humility and increase inclusivity for all survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 

Register Here

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