Freeing Families from Fear

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Sistercare’s mission is to provide trauma-informed services, to advocate for domestic violence survivors and their children, and to promote prevention of domestic violence through community awareness and training. Sistercare provides many services free-of-charge to include emergency shelter, 24/7 service line, community group counseling, individual counseling, court advocacy, children’s and family counseling, rural services, housing, hospital accompaniment services, teen outreach, and legal representation. With the help of technology and hard-working staff, all services continue to be provided despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can I give?  Please visit sistercare.org/get-involved/donate/

What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.  Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, education, or socioeconomic status.  Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating.

How does domestic violence effect children? Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, are among those seriously affected by this crime. Frequent exposure to violence in the home not only predisposes children to numerous social and physical problems, but also teaches them that violence is a normal way of life – therefore, increasing their risk of becoming society’s next generation of victims and abusers.

The facts:

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • South Carolina is currently ranked #6 in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men.
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence

Wishlist: During the year, Sistercare will serve thousands of domestic violence survivors. We could not help these survivors without generous donation from our community.

  • Gift Cards for Walmart/Target/Grocery Store– $15 - $50
  • Gas Cards – $10 - $35
  • Seasonal, NEW clothing items for women and children (plus size women’s clothes appreciated)
  • Toiletries - Hair care products for a variety of hair types, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, body wash, deodorant
  • Paper Products – Toilet paper, paper towel, cups, napkins, paper plates
  • Cleaning Agents – Lysol spray and wipes, Clorox spray and wipes, Clorox bleach, mops, brooms with dustpan
  • Disposable Face Masks
  • Hand Sanitizer – All sizes, 70%+ alcohol content
  • Trash Bags – 13-gallon Kitchen bags, Black Extra – Large bags, small waste can liners
  • Cell phones with chargers (Smart phones must have any applications deleted that used email information, set to factory reset or wiped of any data)
  • Vehicles that are operational

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Administrative Office: 803-926-0505

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