Message from the Executive Director

Dear Partners,

On behalf of the board of directors, the staff, and those we serve, I would like to thank you for your support of our mission. Your support is critical as we help victims of domestic violence and individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness reach their full potential. Those in our programs overcame significant barriers and have had major successes. We invite each of you to join us in celebrating their successes!

As we navigate through this unprecedented time in history, our board of directors, dedicated staff, volunteers, and community partners have worked diligently to respond to the needs of domestic violence victims and individuals who are experiencing chronic homelessness. In addition, Meg’s House has responded to COVID-19 by implementing changes based upon the CDC’s recommendations in the domestic violence shelter, in our housing programs, and in our offices. We will continue to adhere to those safe protocols and encourage the staff and residents to do the same.

We are grateful for our partnerships and the technical support from the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Upstate Continuum of Care. These partners assist Meg’s House to stay abreast of current trends, policy changes, program guidelines, and legislation in the areas of domestic violence and homelessness.

Meg’s House plans to continue to be a leader in our community responding to the needs of domestic violence victims and those experiencing chronic homelessness. As advocates in the areas of domestic violence and chronic homelessness, Meg’s House provides local support, information, and assistance to agencies, churches, schools, colleges, universities, and businesses.

Our goals for 2020 and beyond include increasing prevention efforts, more awareness, and creating inclusive safe spaces for everyone. Additionally, we plan to sustain our partnerships with stakeholders to reduce the number of domestic violence related cases and save lives. We invite you to remain supportive of our efforts because together we can make a difference and have a significant impact in our community. Regardless of your role, you are a necessary partner in helping those we serve rebuild their lives. #REBUILDINGSTARTSHERE

Alice Hodges, PhD
Executive Director