Beyond Abuse

Who We Are

Beyond Abuse primarily serves Abbeville, Greenwood and Laurens Counties.  Our mission is to lead our community beyond sexual violence and child abuse through awareness, advocacy and action.  We operate one of 15 sexual assault programs and one of 13 accredited children's advocacy programs in South Carolina.  Our confidential services include 24-hour crisis response, victim advocacy, counseling, assistance filing victims' compensation and facilitation of awareness and educational programs.  Children ages 17 and under who are referred by law enforcement or the Department of Social Services may receive a forensic interview or a child maltreatment medical exam.
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What We Do

Services Include:

  • Complete Confidentiality.
  • 24-Hour hotline phone services.
  • 24-Hour emergency room on-call support by trained staff and volunteers.
  • Victim Advocacy to assist victims through legal procedures in law enforcement and court.
  • Licensed therapists providing counseling services and support groups for child, adolescent, and adult victims and their families.
  • Assistance in filing for Victim Compensation when applicable.
  • Awareness and educational programs involving safe touch, child sexual abuse, healthy relationships, sexual harrasment, and acquaintence rape for elementary, middle and high schools.
  • Awareness and educational programs concerning healthy relationship, daiting violence and spousal or acquaintence rape for colleges and community groups.
  • Forensic Interviews by trained professionals (By Law Enforcement and Department of Social Services referral only)
  • Comprehensive Child Maltreatment Medical Exams by a pediatrician trained in child maltreatment. (By Law Enforcemtn and Department of Social Services referral only)
  • Multi-disciplinary team case review staffings.
  • Family Advocacy to support and assist victims and their families through the investigative and court process.


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Contact Information

Address Information
115 East Alexander Street
PO Box 693
Greenwood, SC 29648
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM Friday: 8AM - 2PM 24-Hour Crisis Response
Contact: Cathy Miller
Contact Title: Executive Director
Phone: 864-227-1623
Fax: 864-227-2923
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