SCCADVASA’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resource Page
The following resources have been compiled to help professionals navigate victim service provision with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence during the 2020 pandemic. Check back frequently for changes and additions.
The work of SCCADVASA and its member organizations and allies is more important now than ever. SCCADVASA staff are all working virtually from our homes and continue to provide capacity building support, to raise awareness through education and training, and to build collaboration for improved services and to strengthen the prevention framework for a South Carolina free of violence. Even though our work may look a little different right now, we will continue to do everything in our power to help our member organizations respond to the needs of survivors because we know that need will remain critical during this time. We are so glad to have your support at all times, but especially now.
Advocacy Services Continue Throughout South Carolina
Despite the challenges of navigating a global pandemic, the 22 member domestic and sexual violence organizations are open and continue to provide valuable and life-saving services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, just like they do every day. The 24-hour hotlines are functional and help is available at all times. In order to ensure safety for clients and staff, many organizations have switched to virtual advocacy, follow-up, and therapy services and some shelters may have limited bed availability. All of the agencies are continuing to work with survivors to safety plan, provide information, crisis support, and referral. Contact your local center to find out how they are continuing to provide vital services in your community.