October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. South Carolina. Every year, South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) staff members participate in a variety of local activities to raise awareness to the issue of domestic violence and help survivors. This year was no exception.
Our Spartanburg office hosted a donation drive for the benefit of local survivors. With the funds collected, they purchased personal hygiene products and other essential items. Staff then assembled individual bags with these items, legal information and lots of love, and delivered them to the local police department.
Bridget Hall and Rita Roache at No Excuse For Abuse outreach event in Mt. Pleasant. Sponsored by the local police department, this was a display of unity and support by agencies and businesses that work toward a goal of stomping out domestic violence. Bridget and Rita talked to survivors and provided information about the legal help available at SCLS.
The Rock Hill office participated in the Young Lawyers Division’s Voices Against Domestic Violence Shelter Drive. Staff purchased and donated four boxes of toiletries, diapers, washcloths and other personal items for survivors of domestic violence.
In honor of domestic violence victims who lost their lives due to domestic violence, our Greenwood office participated in a balloon release ceremony in Abbeville.