Celebrate 30 years of Safe Passage's support in the community
Safe Passage is excited to celebrate their 30 year anniversary and to present "It Takes a Community," an event on October 27 to raise awareness and support for their domestic violence programs.
Enjoy food, drinks, live and silent auctions, a moving presentation, and learn how you can help combat domestic violence. Prior to the auction, there will be a game of Heads or Tails, where you have the option to purchase entry into the game. Each person can purchase up to 3 entries, and the winner will receive 50% of the pot of the buy in.
Who Is Safe Passage?
Safe Passage is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a 24-hour emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, counseling, court accompaniment, and other supportive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in York, Chester, Lancaster, and Union counties. All services are free and provided without regard to income, age, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, limited English proficiency or disability.
Safe Passage is the only emergency domestic violence shelter in York, Chester, and Lancaster counties. The shelter provides a safe, secure, secret location for men, women, and children who have experienced and been exposed to domestic violence. Safe Passage is the only child advocacy center in York County. The child advocacy center provides a safe, trauma informed, age-appropriate space for children to disclose abuse and/or neglect. The center is also one of 4 non-hospital locations in South Carolina that provides a safe, child friendly room for medical examinations. Safe Passage is the only non-law enforcement agency in York and Union counties that provides 24 - hour hospital accompaniment and services to victims of sexual assaults. In 2020, Safe Passage
Provided hospital accompaniments to 55 sexual assault victims
Conducted 249 Forensic Interviews
Conducted 110 Medical Examinations
Provided emergency shelter to over 100 individuals (men, women, and children)
Handled more than 926 crisis calls
Provided 300 domestic violence victims with advocacy, counseling, and/or supportive service