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 a 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.

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
Executive Director
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Valerie Ekue
Director of Member Support and Community Justice
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Katie Reid
Director of Systems Advocacy, Prevention, and Training
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Patricia Ravenhorst
General Counsel
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Natalie Sonek
Program Coordinator
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Marie McDonald
Language Access & Trafficking Survivor Coordinator
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Hannah Stewart
Coordinator of Prevention & Specialized Advocacy
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Tricia Phaup
Program Coordinator for Training and Events
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Amra Marshall
Systems Advocacy Coordinator
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Kharimah Dessow
Staff Attorney
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Peggy Chavis
Program & Administrative Support Specialist
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SCCADVASA's 2020 Board

Scott Ballew
Cole Boyle
Colleen Campbell Bozard
CCBozard Consulting
Daniel Brownstein
Richardson, Patrick, Westbook, & Brickman, LLC
Jada Charley
Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition
Ashley Cole-Story
Kristin Dubrowski
Vice Chairperson | Domestic Violence Interest Group Chair
Hopeful Horizons
Nan Ford
Dan Kadar
Assurance Financial - Columbia
Ronald King
City of Columbia Community Development Department
Shannon Lambert
Sexual Assault Interest Group Chair
Pickens County Advocacy Center
Doug Pardue
Retired Journalist
Nicolette Rigon
Amelia Waring Walker, Esq.
Beth Young