I would like to say thank you for your support with our advocacy efforts during this unprecedented time in history. Meg’s House will continue to press forward in helping victims of domestic violence and individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness. The dedicated staff, board of directors, volunteers, and community partners have worked diligently to respond to the needs of domestic violence victims and individuals who are experiencing homelessness. We have implemented CDC recommendations for our emergency shelter, housing programs, and our offices as we navigate 2020 and beyond.
We maintain our close relationships with the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Upstate Continuum of Care. The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence remains persistent in leading the way in legislative advocacy and has continued to stay abreast of policies relevant to our mission. In addition, our relationship with the Upstate Continuum of Care continues to grow, expand, and improve. The GAMES (Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield and Saluda) chapter of homeless service providers in our community meets monthly to coordinate homeless services and programs. Meg’s House is the lead agency at these meetings. Meg’s House is directly involved in all processes with the Upstate Continuum of Care during policy development, implementation, and monitoring.
Our goal is to remain steadfast in our efforts to be a leader in our community responding to the needs of domestic violence victims and those experiencing homelessness. As experts in the areas of domestic violence and homelessness, Meg’s House provides support and assistance to other agencies, churches, schools, colleges, universities, and businesses in our service areas.
Our plan is to sustain our partnerships with other stakeholders to reduce the number of domestic violence related cases and save lives. We also plan to continue to reduce barriers for individuals experiencing homelessness and provide temporary housing and permanent housing. We invite you to remain supportive of our efforts because together we can make a difference and have a significant impact in our community. You are a necessary partner in helping those we serve rebuild their lives. #REBUILDINGSTARTSHERE
Alice Hodges, PhD