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Adult Services

Sistercare offers comprehensive, wrap-around services for survivors of domestic violence.  Call our Confidential 24 Hour Service Line at (803) 765-9428 to speak to a Sistercare advocate.

Emergency Shelters

This residential supportive service provides survivors and their children a timeframe to regain their physical and emotional strength for independence. Emergency shelters offer secure, confidential space where survivors of domestic violence can escape violence and plan for their future. Individual and group counseling, supportive services, children’s counseling room, food, laundry, clothing, transportation and more are provided free of charge.

Confidential 24 Hour Service Line

Staff provides crisis intervention, shelter screening, and referrals and information 24-hours a day.

Community Group Counseling

Support groups help survivors of domestic violence through discussion, encouragement, support, and safety planning. Community Group Counseling is offered in person throughout the Midlands – Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, and Richland counties, and through a secured video platform. For more information please call office line (803)926-0505.

Individual Counseling

Counselors provide one-on-one counseling with survivors residing in the community. Individual Counseling is offered in person throughout the Midlands – Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, and Richland counties, and through a secured video platform.

Court Advocacy

Survivors are informed about the legal process, available options, and their rights. Court advocates help clients obtain legal services, accompany them to court, and advocate for protection through the judicial system. Court Advocates are not attorneys and cannot dispense legal advice.

Rural Services

Advocates in Fairfield, Kershaw and Newberry counties provide support groups, counseling, court advocacy, and supportive services to survivors and their children.

Housing

Families from our shelters and community-based services are transitioned to community housing where they receive supportive services to become economically independent and live violence-free.

Hospital Accompaniment Response team (H.A.R.T)

Sistercare’s Hospital Accompaniment Response Team (H.A.R.T.) addresses the non-medical needs of local hospital patients who have been identified as victims of intimate partner violence. The trained team provides crisis intervention counseling, emotional support, safety planning, danger assessments, and referrals to other resources in the community. H.A.R.T. is currently serving the following hospitals: Lexington Medical Center, Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Richland, and Parkridge Hospital.

Legal Representation

Survivors are assisted with Family Court legal matters by licensed attorneys who help ensure their rights are protected. These attorneys offer legal advice, provide legal options, attend court hearings, and assist clients, so they can help achieve the best possible outcomes through the judicial system.

“Sistercare is an amazing resource for victims of domestic violence. From the beginning to the end, and beyond, they have helped by giving me the tools I needed to lead an independent life. I will forever be grateful for the support Sistercare showed me and my son during the most terrifying and uncertain days of our lives.”

“Without judgment they opened their doors, arms, and hearts, allowing me to do what I needed to do. They showed me how to find the courage and love within myself to move forward and not once would they take credit for all they had done for me. Sistercare gives me a sense of worth, value and trust, reminding me that things are only things, and my home comes from within.”

“I had nothing and knew no one. Sistercare became my family. They gave me the strength to face the unknown and overcome my fears of trying to make it on my own.”