I want to begin by saying thank you for making 2015 another year in which Meg’s House was in a position to provide much needed services for domestic violence victims in our community. The dedicated staff has done an outstanding job responding to the needs of those we serve. In addition, we have had tremendous community support. We have also witnessed an increase in support of our efforts because of the national spotlight on domestic violence.
We have experienced positive legislation in South Carolina to add more accountability when perpetrators are convicted and charged with criminal domestic violence. The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence led the way in legislative advocacy and has continued to stay abreast of the process and provide technical support for our program.
Our continued goal is to continue our efforts to be a leader in our community responding to the needs of domestic violence victims. As experts in the area of domestic violence, we provide support and assistance to other agencies, churches, schools, colleges, universities, and businesses in our service area.
In addition, Meg’s House has taken the lead in strengthening and uniting the GAMES (Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield and Saluda) chapter of homeless service providers in our community.
During the year 2015, we plan to continue our programs and services and utilize all partner agencies to reduce the number of domestic violence related cases and save lives. We invite you to continue to be supportive of our efforts because together we can make a difference and have a significant impact in our community.
Alice Hodges, PhD