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Jul
16
5:00 PM17:00

Bar Outreach Training

Are you interested in creating safer bars and nightclubs in the Charleston area? Do you want to have a great time with friends free from sexual violence? Then Bar Outreach Training is for you. 

Volunteers can learn about drug facilitated sexual assault and how we teach bar staff to be on the look out for risky situations. During this two hour training, you will learn to present information to bar staff, offer the training, and distribute materials to different establishments.

If you are interested in attending the training, please email Hafeezah at outreach@peopleagainstrape.org or call our office at 843-577-9882.

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Survivors of Adult Sexual Assault Support Group

Meet other survivors of adult sexual assault, share your experiences, and learn about the experiences of others.  If you were assaulted when you were 18 or older you are welcome to join us for this free support group.

People Against Rape is hosting this support group for survivors of adult sexual assault twice monthly.  On the first Tuesday of the month, the group will meet in North Charleston. On the third Tuesday of the month, the group will meet in downtown Charleston.

Please call or email Leigh at People Against Rape if you would like more information or if you would like to attend the group at followup@peopleagainstrape.org or 843-577-9882.

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Loved Ones of Survivors Support Group
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Loved Ones of Survivors Support Group

Give and receive support from other loved ones of survivors of sexual assault in a safe, facilitated setting. If you are over the age of 18 and have a loved one who has experienced sexual assault, you are welcome to attend this free support group.

People Against Rape is hosting this support group for loved ones of survivors of sexual assault once every other month.

Join us on the fourth Tuesday of every other month in downtown Charleston

Please contact Leigh by email at Advocate@PeopleAgainstRape.org or by phone at 843-577-9882 if you are interested in attending this support group.

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Sep
20
to Sep 23

Volunteer Advocate Training

Interested in volunteering?

Our Hotline Volunteer Training will be held on the weekend of September 20-23. The training dates and times are as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 20 - 6pm-8:30pm; Friday, Sept. 21 - 6- 8:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 22 - 8:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, Sept. 23 - 8:30am-5:30pm.

For more information check out our volunteer page and fill out a volunteer application.

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Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Support

Meet other survivors of childhood sexual assault, share your experiences, and learn about the experiences of others. If you were assaulted when you were under the age of 18 and you are now 18 or older, you are welcome to join us for this free support group.

People Against Rape is hosting this support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual assault along with MUSC's NCVC once monthly.

This group is held on the second Tuesday of every month in downtown Charleston.

Please call or email Leigh at People Against Rape if you would like to attend this group, as an intake is required. Leigh can be reached by email at followup@peopleagainstrape.org or by phone at 843-577-9882.

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Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Healing Arts Workshop

This group is open to survivors of Adult Sexual Assault and Childhood Sexual Abuse who are over the age of 18. Join other survivors to relax and learn new crafts and skills such as yoga, needle point, painting, and Tai Chi. 

This group is on the second Monday of every month in downtown Charleston.

Please call or email Leigh at People Against Rape if you would like more information or if you would like to attend the group at followup@peopleagainstrape.org or 843-577-9882.

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Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

Survivors of Adult Sexual Assault Support Group

Meet other survivors of adult sexual assault, share your experiences, and learn about the experiences of others.  If you were assaulted when you were 18 or older you are welcome to join us for this free support group.

People Against Rape is hosting this support group for survivors of adult sexual assault twice monthly.  On the first Tuesday of the month, the group will meet in North Charleston. On the third Tuesday of the month, the group will meet in downtown Charleston.

Please call or email Leigh at People Against Rape if you would like more information or if you would like to attend the group at followup@peopleagainstrape.org or 843-577-9882.

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May
31
to Jun 3

Volunteer Advocate Training

Interested in volunteering?

Our Hotline Volunteer Training will be held on the weekend of May 31-June 3. The training dates and times are as follows:

Thursday, May 31 - 6pm-8:30pm; Friday, June 1 - 6- 8:30pm; Saturday, June 2 - 8:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, May 21 - 8:30am-5:30pm.

For more information check out our volunteer page and fill out a volunteer application.

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Survivors of Adult Sexual Assault Support Group
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Survivors of Adult Sexual Assault Support Group

Meet other survivors of adult sexual assault, share your experiences, and learn about the experiences of others.  If you were assaulted when you were 18 or older you are welcome to join us for this free support group.

People Against Rape is hosting this support group for survivors of adult sexual assault twice monthly.  

On the first Tuesday of the month, the group will meet at the Armory Park Community Center in N. Charleston at 5000 Lackawanna Boulevard, The Princeton Room, Charleston, SC 29405. On the third Tuesday of the month, the group will meet at the PAR office in downtown Charleston at 198 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 5, Charleston, SC 29403.

Please call or email Leigh at People Against Rape if you would like more information or if you would like to attend the group at followup@peopleagainstrape.org or 843-577-9882.

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Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Support Group
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Support Group

Meet other survivors of childhood sexual assault, share your experiences, and learn about the experiences of others. If you were assaulted when you were under the age of 18 and you are now 18 or older, you are welcome to join us for this free support group.

People Against Rape is hosting this support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual assault along with MUSC's NCVC once monthly.

This group is held on the second Tuesday of every month at the PAR office in downtown Charleston at 198 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 5, Charleston, SC 29403.

Please call or email Leigh at People Against Rape if you would like to attend this group, as an intake is required. Leigh can be reached by email at followup@peopleagainstrape.org or by phone at 843-577-9882.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Take Back the Night
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Take Back the Night

This year's Take Back the Night events will feature three separate rallies taking place simultaneously, with one rally at each of the three counties in the Tri-county area.

Charleston County Take Back the Night | Gage Hall, Unitarian Church in Charleston, 4 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401

Berkeley County Take Back the Night | Goose Creek City Hall, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd, Goose Creek, SC 29445

Dorchester County Take Back the Night | Doty Park, 320 N. Laurel St, Summerville, SC 29483

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Performing Arts Gala & Silent Auction
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Performing Arts Gala & Silent Auction

Join PAR for an evening of visual and performing arts, featuring the talents of local artists. Also included in this event is a silent auction and raffle of giveaways whose proceeds will benefit survivors of sexual violence in the Lowcountry. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and other beverages will be served. Cocktail attire is suggested.

 

Date/time: Thursday, April 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

Individual tickets: $12; $15 at the door

Under 21 individual tickets: $10

Purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/2ulzNEx or stop by our office, located at 198 Rutledge Ave. Ste. 5, Charleston, SC 29403

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Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group at College of Charleston
Apr
2
3:00 PM15:00

Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group at College of Charleston

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This is a free group where College of Charleston students who are survivors of sexual assault can give and receive support in a safe setting from other survivors of adult sexual assault. 

An intake is required before attending this group. If you would like to attend this group, please contact Kris at People Against Rape.

Kris at People Against Rape: 843-577-9882; followup@peopleagainstrape.org

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Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group at College of Charleston
Mar
19
3:00 PM15:00

Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group at College of Charleston

This is a free group where College of Charleston students who are survivors of sexual assault can give and receive support in a safe setting from other survivors of adult sexual assault. 

An intake is required before attending this group. If you would like to attend this group, please contact Kris at People Against Rape.

Kris at People Against Rape: 843-577-9882; followup@peopleagainstrape.org

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Light Up the Night Charleston
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Light Up the Night Charleston

PAR is so honored to be chosen as one of the National Take Back the Night's 10 Points of Light!

Join us Thursday, October 26 at 6:30pm in Hampton Park for Light Up the Night Charleston. We will have a March, Unity Rally, and Candlelight Vigil to unite the community and support survivors of sexual violence. This family friendly event will have speakers, information, resources, activities, and other community agencies present.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: PAR Boil
Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: PAR Boil

Help us wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Bowens Island Restaurant for a Lowcountry boil. Included in your $25 ticket is all-you-can-eat Lowcountry boil, beverages, music, and a chance to participate in a raffle. Tickets for children ages 10 and under are free.

All proceeds from this event will assist PAR in providing direct services to victims and survivors of sexual assault.

Purchase tickets for this event here.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Survivors' Speak-Out
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Survivors' Speak-Out

Join us at Azalea Park for a candlelight vigil, a moment of silence, and a survivors' speak-out honoring those impacted by sexual assault. In addition to guest speakers, there will be an opportunity for survivors to share their stories. We invite everyone to join us in supporting victims and survivors of sexual assault.

RSVPs for this event are appreciated.

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Event Volunteer Training
Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

Event Volunteer Training

Our event volunteers help plan events to raise awareness and educate the public, helping to prevent sexual violence before it starts.  

Event Volunteer training is held twice monthly, on the second Saturday of each month from 12pm-2pm and the fourth Monday of each month from 6pm-8pm.

Check out our volunteer page to find out more about this opportunity and fill out an application.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Take Back the Night
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Take Back the Night

This year, Take Back The Night will occur at 7:00pm on April 6, 2017. We will meet at the Unitarian Church in Charleston for a half mile march in Downtown Charleston near the CofC Campus. After the march, meet us back at the church for a candlelight vigil, a moment of silence, and a speak-out for victims and survivors of sexual violence. People of all ages, races, religions, backgrounds, and genders are welcome to attend this free event and join us as we work toward a violence-free world.  

Since the 1970's, TBTN Events have been held in the US to bring together those committed to taking a public stand on behalf of sexual assault survivors. TBTN Events have been held in over 30 countries in over 1000 locations around the world.

RSVPs for this event are appreciated.

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Apr
1
to Apr 3

Volunteer Advocate Training

Interested in volunteering?

Our Hotline Volunteer Training will be held on the weekend of May 19. The training dates and times are as follows:

Friday, May 19 - 6pm-9pm; Saturday, May 20 - 8:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, May 21 - 8:30am-5:30pm.

For more information check out our volunteer page and fill out a volunteer application.

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Event Volunteer Training
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Event Volunteer Training

Our event volunteers help plan events to raise awareness and educate the public, helping to prevent sexual violence before it starts.  

Event Volunteer training is held twice monthly, on the second Saturday of each month from 12pm-2pm and the fourth Monday of each month from 6pm-8pm.

Check out our volunteer page to find out more about this opportunity and fill out an application.

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PAR Open House
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

PAR Open House

The PAR Board of Directors cordially invites you to an Open House to see our new office and meet our team. Drop in to say hello and enjoy an evening of networking, sparkling wine, and sweets and learn more about PAR's upcoming awareness events in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The 2017 theme is "Engaging New Voices - We have the Power" to end sexual violence in our community!

Enter the online raffle on our website for a chance to win a Weekend Getaway at Montage at Palmetto Bluff and help PAR achieve its mission to prevent sexual violence and its consequences, and to provide essential services for victims and survivors of sexual assault. The raffle can be found by navigating to www.peopleagainstrape.org and clicking 'Support Us' button located on the bottom right section of each page.

The Open House will be at PAR's new offices at 198 Rutledge Ave, Suite 5, Charleston, SC 29403.

RSVP to this Open House at http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/f609df1c68468de00886.

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 Miller Mae Designs Trunk Show Benefiting People Against Rape (PAR)
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Miller Mae Designs Trunk Show Benefiting People Against Rape (PAR)

Helena Fox Fine Art hosts a charity event for People Against Rape (PAR) featuring Miller Mae Designs on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016.

The Miller Mae Designs jewelry trunk show, benefiting PAR, opens on Friday, December 2 from 11am to 5pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm during the Charleston Gallery Association’s Winter Art Walk. The trunk show fundraiser continues on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am to 4pm at Helena Fox Fine Art, 106A Church Street Charleston, S.C. 29401.  

Based in Raleigh, N.C., Miller Mae Designs creates handmade unique bohemian style jewelry out of precious global stones. People Against Rape (PAR) is a sexual assault advocacy program offering free confidential services and support for victims of sexual assault in the Charleston tri-county area. Miller Mae Design is donating 20% of all proceeds from Friday and Saturday that will go directly to PAR to support their mission. Both days are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Helena Fox Fine Art or call 843.723.0073. Images available of jewelry upon request or by visiting www.millermaedesigns.com.

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Miller Mae Designs Trunk Show Benefiting People Against Rape (PAR)
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Miller Mae Designs Trunk Show Benefiting People Against Rape (PAR)

Helena Fox Fine Art hosts a charity event for People Against Rape (PAR) featuring Miller Mae Designs on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016.

The Miller Mae Designs jewelry trunk show, benefiting PAR, opens on Friday, December 2 from 11am to 5pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm during the Charleston Gallery Association’s Winter Art Walk. The trunk show fundraiser continues on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am to 4pm at Helena Fox Fine Art, 106A Church Street Charleston, S.C. 29401.  

Based in Raleigh, N.C., Miller Mae Designs creates handmade unique bohemian style jewelry out of precious global stones. People Against Rape (PAR) is a sexual assault advocacy program offering free confidential services and support for victims of sexual assault in the Charleston tri-county area. Miller Mae Design is donating 20% of all proceeds from Friday and Saturday that will go directly to PAR to support their mission. Both days are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Helena Fox Fine Art or call 843.723.0073. Images available of jewelry upon request or by visiting www.millermaedesigns.com.
 

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Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

The Hunting Ground Screening and Panel

Join The Zonta Club of Charleston along with People Against Rape for a special screening of The Hunting Ground followed by a panel discussion with community leaders!

Thursday September 1st from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Lowcounty Graduate Center.

Check out the event on Facebook for mroe details: https://www.facebook.com/events/168484213578088/

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Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

Quarterly Discussion Group for Family and Loved Ones of Survivors

This group is for friends, family, and loved ones of survivors of sexual assault. This group focuses on meeting other loved ones of survivors, sharing your experiences, and learning about the experiences of others.  

This group is specifically for adults (18 and over) who have adult loved ones that have experienced sexual assault. 

Join us Thursday the 30th of June at  The Armory Park Community Center in the Princeton Room (5000 Lackawanna Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29405) for our first meeting.

Please call or email Kris at People Against Rape with questions at outreach@peopleagainstrape.org or 843-577-9882.

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Jun
3
to Jun 4

Percent Night at Finicky Filly

Celebrate our friend West Fraser - Shop at Finicky Filly AND support People Against Rape!  Finicky Filly is generously donating 20% on June 3rd and 4th of all sales to People Against Rape, which will help us continue to provide essential supports and services for victims of sexual violence.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

Every April, victims, survivors, their loved ones, and advocates around the country come together for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In order to both raise awareness for sexual violence as well as provide support for victims and survivors, PAR is hosting several local SAAM events throughout the month. As PAR moves forward in the fight against sexual assault by providing advocacy, education, and awareness to our community, we ask that you pledge your own support through your participation in one, two, or all of our events. 

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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Vinyl Countdown Fundraiser

Join us at record store The Vinyl Countdown on Friday, March 25 from 5:00-8:00pm. The event will include an art showing, local music, wine and hors-dourves. Artist Paige Duvall is an art teacher in the tri-county area and a survivor of attempted rape. Vinyl Countdown generously agreed to donate the proceeds from the event to People Against Rape. Funds raised will help PAR provide essential services to victims and survivors of sexual assault. We look forward to seeing you there to support People Against Rape, Vinyl Countdown, and artist Paige Duvall!

 

Check out the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1715165765425398/ 

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Jan
28
to Jan 31

Volunteer Training

PARs next volunteer training will be held on January 21st-24th!

Each volunteer completes 25 hours of training, our next volunteer training will by January 28th and 29th from 6pm-8:30pm and from 8:30am-5:30pm on the 30th and 31st.  

New volunteer applicants must come in for a brief interview and consent to a SLED background check prior to attending training.

For more information and to set up an interview please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Alex Jeffery, at Volunteer@PeopleAgainstRape.org or call our office at 843-577-9882.

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Nov
7
6:00 AM06:00

Belk Charity Sale

Support PAR while shopping at Belk! 

With the purchase of a $5 ticket (proceeds go to PAR!) you will get $5 off your first purchase and up to 70% off storewide.

Have questions or want to buy a ticket? Contact PAR staff at 843-577-9882.

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