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Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic And Sexual Assault

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Mission: Pee dee coalition is a private, non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse and to the needs of its victims in the eight-county pee dee region of sc which includes florence, darlington, marion, chesterfield, marlboro, dillon, williamsburg and clarendon counties. The coalition accomplishes its mission through (1) direct victim assistance including 24-hour crisis intervention and support services, emergency safe shelter for female family violence victims and their children, and a multidisciplinary children's advocacy center; and (2) a comprehensive prevention education program, domestic violence offender intervention program, and widespread community education and training.

Programs: Community victim assistance program - provides 24-hour crisis intervention and support services to victims of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse and their families including toll-free crisis line; crisis counseling; medical, legal and criminal justice advocacy and accompaniment; safety planning; information and referral; individual and support group counseling; court accompaniment; and personal advocacy. Services are offered through the crisis line, rape crisis and family violence center, and eight satellite centers across the region.

emergency safe shelter program - operates two emergency safe shelters for female family violence victims and their children. Shelter services include: 24-hour emergency access through the county centers as well as the 24-hour crisis line; crisis counseling; medical, legal and criminal justice advocacy and accompaniment; individual and group counseling; living skills training; resource procurement assistance; information and referral; personal advocacy; and a comprehensive children's program.

durant children's center - a multi-disciplinary children's advocacy center which provides services at two locations in the pee dee region. Services which are provided to child and adolescent victims of physical or sexual abuse include medical examinations and treatment, parent education and support groups, forensic interviews, clinical assessments, family advocacy, individual and family therapy, information and referrals, and expert testimony in criminal and family courts. Services can be accessed through the center, the 24-hour crisis line or the 24-hour child abuse helpline.

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