Help and Advocacy for Domestic Violence Survivors
Sistercare’s mission is to provide services and to advocate for domestic violence survivors and their children, and to promote prevention of domestic violence through community awareness and training. Sistercare is the only organization that specifically offers shelter and support services for survivors and their children in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Newberry, and Fairfield counties.
Caring for the Present and Changing the Future
Sistercare’s goals are to:
1) Provide safety for survivors and their children at confidential shelters.
2) Reduce the negative ramifications and intergenerational effects of domestic violence on children from violent homes.
3) Reduce future risk of family violence and develop survivor self-sufficiency through essential support services.
4) Prevent domestic violence through training, community education and awareness.
Comprehensive Service for Those in Need
Sistercare’s philosophy is to empower survivors and their children to live free of domestic violence; become educated about domestic violence; be able to make informed decisions; take responsibility for themselves and their children; and achieve self-sufficiency. This philosophy is applied by offering survivors a full range of services to include emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, group counseling, legal advocacy, children’s counseling, individual counseling, and post shelter follow up services.