• A Message from the Executive Director

    by  • July 29, 2015 • Executive Director's Message • 2 Comments

    Dear Friends,

    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

    Alice Hodges, PhD

    Executive Director

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    2 Responses to A Message from the Executive Director

    1. Lana Singletary
      February 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Please get in touch with me if you are interested in applying for the Mary Kay Foundation Shelter Grant that will be awarded in October. The grant is $5000 and it has been awarded to your shelter twice before. I have been a part of writing and administrating successful grants for the McCormick County School system with Superintendent Dr. Sandra Callaham. I have also worked with Mamie Banks at the McCormick County Adult Education and was a computer instructor at the prison (MCCI). A possible use for the grant could be to help establish a computer lab to help the residents gain the skills necessary to compete in today’s job market. I would provide the in-kind donation in the form of volunteering to do the instruction and donating paper and ink. The application is due by 4/30/2016. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

      • Admin
        June 13, 2016 at 11:59 am

        Please call Alice Hodges at 864-227-1890.

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