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Where to Find Help

UPDATED April 20, 2010

Local Programs

South Carolina

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Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse.   If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Please note that we list the organizations by the town, city or county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or counties.  You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead. 


Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons
135 Lancaster St.
Aiken, SC 29801
Hotline: (803) 641-4162
Phone: (803) 649-0480
Web: http://www.cumbeecenter.org/
Provides free and confidential 24- hour emergency services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; offers crisis and long term counseling, temporary emergency shelter, legal advocacy, referrals to social service agencies, support groups, emotional support, and community outreach programs


Foothills Alliance
216 East Calhoun St
Anderson, SC 29621
Hotline: 800-585-8952
Fax: 864-231-8515
Web: http://www.foothillsalliance.org/
Email: info@foothillsalliance.org
Services: Child advocacy, sexual trauma center – emergency room support, law enforcement agencies and court proceedings, counseling and education


Hopeful Horizons
P.O. Box 1775
Beaufort, SC 29901
Hotline: (800) 868-2632
Phone: (843) 524-2256
Web: https://www.hopefulhorizons.org/
Email: DubrowskiK@hopefulhorizons.org
Hopeful Horizons is a children's advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center. The following services are offered: shelter, legal assistance, court advocacy, adult counseling, children’s counseling, case management services and family support to families on both in-house and outreach basis, mental health treatment, victim advocacy, and forensic interviews, crisis counseling, and law enforcement partnerships and educational programs. Hopeful Horizons’ Legal Department provides survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with free legal representation. This includes appearances in Family Court for matters related to divorce, custody, visitation, child support, separate maintenance and support and equitable distribution of matters. They also assist with the filing of Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders. Additionally survivors are provided with legal advice and representation in other civil court matters, as well as accompaniment by our legal staff to criminal and bond hearings. Hopeful Horizons serves Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Jasper and Hampton Counties.


The Family Resource Center
P.O. Box 282
Camden, SC 29020
Hotline: (800) 585-4455
Phone: (803) 425-4357


Laurens Safe Home
PO BOX 744
Clinton, SC 29325
Hotline: (888) 598-5932
Phone: (864) 682-7270
Fax: (864) 683-3670
Web: http://www.thesafehome.org
Safe Home provides 24-hour services for victims of domestic violence

The Safe Home
PO BOX 744
Clinton, SC 29325
Hotline: (864) 682-7270
Phone: (864) 938-1136


Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
3830 Forest Drive
Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29204
Hotline: 1-803-771-RAPE (7273) (Richland/Lexington counties) 1-800-491-RAPE (7273) (Newberry/Sumter counties)
Phone: (803) 790-8208
Fax: (803) 790-8282
Web: http://www.stsm.org
Serving Richland, Lexington, Newberry and Sumter counties. STSM offers 24-hour crisis intervention through hotline and hospital response, crisis counseling, individual short-term counseling, group counseling, personal advocacy, and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse and education about sexual trauma issues to the Midlands. STSM also provides the survivor with emotional support and accompaniment throughout the criminal justice proceedings including (but not limited to) assisting the survivor in filing a police report, court accompaniment, assisting survivors with their Victim Impact Statements, and contacting law enforcement on behalf of survivor with survivor's consent. These services are all confidential and free of charge.

Sistercare, Inc.
PO Box 1029
Columbia, SC 29202
Hotline: (803) 765-9428
Phone: (803) 926-0505
Web: http://www.sistercare.com
Counties served: Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland; Services include children's services, counseling, education, court advocacy, emergency shelter, transitional housing and others


Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault
PO Box 1351
Florence, SC 29503
Hotline: (800) 273-1820
Phone: (843) 669-4600
Phone: (843) 623-7364
Web: http://www.peedeecoalition.org
Email: dbarrett@peedeecoalition.org
Counties Served Florence, Darlington, Marion, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Dillon & Williamsburg


Compass of Carolina
1100 Rutherford Rd., Stone Plaza
Greenville, SC 29609
Hotline: (800) 203-9692
Phone: (864) 467-3434
Web: http://www.compassofcarolina.org
Email: victimservices@compassofcarolina.org

Rape Crisis & Child Abuse Center
2905 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611-6120
Hotline: (864) 467-3633
Phone: (864) 331-0560

Safe Harbor, Inc.
PO Box 174
Greenville, SC 29602-0174
Hotline: (800) 291-2139
Phone: (864) 467-1177 Admin
Phone: (864) 261-3228
Web: http://www.safeharborsc.org/
Email: info@safeharborsc.org
Provides emergency room support, legal advocacy, shelter, counseling and other services.


MEG's House
PO Box 3410
Greenwood, SC 29648
Phone: (864) 227-1890
Counties served: Edgfield, Greenwood and Saluda; Services provided: Shelter for abused women and children and offers counseling for victims of domestic violence

Sexual Trauma & Counseling Center
115 E. Alexander Ave
PO BOX 693
Greenwood, SC 29648
Hotline: (864) 227-1623
Phone: 888-297-4546
Web: http://www.sexualtraumacenter.org
Services: 24 hour emergency room on-call support, legal advocacy, counseling and education


Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault
106 N. York Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
Hotline: (888) 790-8532
Phone: (803) 286-5232
Counties served: Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster

Myrtle Beach

Citizens Against Spouse Abuse (CASA)
PO BOX 912
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Hotline: (843) 448-6206
Phone: (843) 626-7595
Web: http://www.say.net/casa/
Email: citizensagains@aol.com

The Rape Crisis Center
PO Box 613
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Hotline: 843-448-7273 (RAPE)
Phone: Myrtle Beach: 843-448-3180
Phone: Georgetown: 843-545-5198
Provides a 24-hour hotline to address the needs of those who have experienced sexual victimization. Staff advocates offer crisis intervention, emotional support, and information and referrals to survivors and their loved ones. The Center provides community education programs, short-term counseling, therapist-facilitated support groups, and special events to promote a creative means of healing. Our services are free and confidential and available regardless of whether the victimization occurred several hours or many years ago.

N. Charleston

Family Services & Consumer Credit Counseling
4925 Lacrosse St., Suite 215
N. Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (800) 232-6489

My Sister's House, Inc.
PO Box 71171
N. Charleston, SC 29415
Hotline: 800-273-HOPE
Phone: (843) 747-4069 Office
Web: http://www.mysistershouse.org/
Email: hope@mysistershouse.com
Services 24-hour crisis line, food, clothing, transportation and help with purchasing medication, emergency shelter, counseling, education and court advocacy.

North Charleston

People Against Rape, Inc.
2154 North Center Street, Suite 302
North Charleston, SC 29406
Hotline: 1-800-241-7273 (if out of area)
Phone: (843) 745-0144 (hotline and business line)
Fax: (843) 745-0119
Web: http://www.peopleagainstrape.org
Email: par@peopleagainstrape.org
Assists adult and child victims of sexual assault, sexual violence, and abuse.


CASA/Family Systems
PO Box 1568
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Hotline: (800) 298-7228
Phone: (803) 534-2448
The purpose of CASA is to provide emergency safe shelter, counseling and support for abused women and children. All CASA services are free.

Rock Hill

Safe Passage Inc.
PO BOX 11458
Rock Hill, SC 29731
Hotline: (800) 659-0977
Phone: (803) 329-2800
Phone: (803) 329-3336 Office
Web: http://www.safepassagesc.org
Email: spscinfo@safepassagesc.org
Services: Emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their minor children, adult and child counseling, advocacy, community referrals, children’s program, education, support groups, and parenting classes


SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition
236 Union St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Hotline: (800) 273-5066
Phone: (864) 583-9803
Email: SHRCC@aol.com
Counties served: Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union


YWCA of the Upper Lowlands, Inc.
246 Church St
Sumter, SC 29150
Hotline: (803) 775-2763 Crisis Line
Phone: (803) 773-7158
Email: sumterywca@aol.com
Provides shelter services for battered women

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