Sistercare, Inc.


Sistercare provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their children and to advocate on behalf of these survivors, and to help prevent domestic violence through community awareness and education. Sistercare is the only organization that offers specialized shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence and their children in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw and Fairfield counties. Sistercare is a nonprofit, United Way partner agency,

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Website: http://www.sistercare.org
Matching Method: No Matching Funds Reported
Funds will be used to provide services for children exposed to domestic violence to include counseling, early intervention and education about domestic and dating violence to help prevent future domestic violence and break the inter-generational cycle of violence.

South Carolina is currently ranked fifth in the nation for the rate of women killed by men.
Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students reports being abused by a boyfriend.
On average, three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day.
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
Funds will be used to provide services for children exposed to domestic violence to include counseling, early intervention and education about domestic and dating violence to help prevent future domestic violence and break the inter-generational cycle of violence.