Hope Have of the Lowcountry
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Who We Are.Hope Haven is a non-profit organization responding to the needs of child and adult victims of rape, sexual assault and incest. Out of the 18 Childrens Advocacy Centers in the state of South Carolina, Hope Haven is one of only eight that has reached accreditation through the National Childrens Alliance.

The organization serves the 14th Judicial District of South Carolina which includes counties Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and Allendale.

Hope Haven provides a number of services including child forensic interviews, crisis counseling, victim advocacy and family support and survivors groups. In addition they employ a full-time pediatric nurse practitioner for forensic medical evaluations. The organization also offers community awareness risk reduction education.

Some of Hope Havens partners include local hospitals, Beaufort Pediatrics, which assists in proper forensic medical evaluations, as well as local law enforcement, the solicitors office and Department of Social Services (DSS) to aid in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases. Hope Haven is committed to monitoring case progress and tracking case outcomes.

Hope Haven was formed by a merger of the Rape Crisis Center and Child and The Childrens Advocacy Center.

The largest population Hope Haven serves is children 11 and under, making up 44% of total clients served.  In 2007, 70% of total clients served were ages 17 and under.

    2007
  • Total number of primary victims served was 375
  • Total number of secondary victims served was 495
  • Total number of forensic interviews conducted was 145
  • Total number of hotline calls/crisis calls was 360
  • Total number of hospital accompaniments was 71
    2006
  • Total number of primary victims served was 365
  • Total number of secondary victims served was 421
  • 89% of crisis callers reported an average helpfulness score between 9 and 10 on a scale of one to 10
  • 80% of victims and crisis callers receive at least one referral to follow up services
  • 89% of surveys indicated that law enforcement and DSS personnel find the information gathered from the forensic interview to be helpful in furthering their investigation
  • 100% of children interviewed at Hope Haven disclose about their abuse less than 6 times (i.e. the national average). 63% disclose two times or less
  • * All of Hope Havenís programs and services are outcomes driven.

    For help, call
    (843) 525-6699 or
    (843) 524-2256

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    375
    Number of primary
    victims served in 2007

    495
    Number of secondary
    victims served in 2007