Only 1/3 of the teens involved in an abusive relationship confided in someone about the violence.
THE SOLUTIONA pilot project called THRIVE SC which can be replicated throughout South Carolina (and beyond) and that provides multiple levels of shelter and transitional housing (short term, 6 months, up to 1 years) for victims who fall under the umbrella of “domestic violence,” and their children (ages 0-17).
In short, if we take you on as a client, we guarantee you will go out on dates!
THRIVE SC is currently in the midst of a Capital Campaign, fundraising for our new facility!
THRIVE SC plans to offer transitional housing, therapy programs for adults and children, 12 step programs for those who have coped with violence by using drugs and alcohol, a legal advocacy program, orders of protection, child care, financial management and “how to live in the real world” courses, a resale shop to help support the non-profit and to teach residents business and social skills, community education and awareness events, public speaking at high schools, college campuses, hospitals, men’s and women’s groups, athletic events, and other large social, business, school, media, and civic gatherings to educate individuals and communities about how to identify victims of violence, how to prevent violence, and how to handle a situation in which one suspects that violence has occurred.
Also, THRIVE SC will push for stronger laws to protect women in SC against violence of any kind.
As such, we are committed to working with our clients to understand their needs and provide a successful, fun and productive IJL Dating Experience.
The It's Just Lunch team is dedicated to you, and this is our commitment to our clients: We will be measured both personally and professionally by our dedication to providing each and every one of our clients with the best matchmaking service possible!
THRIVE presently offers individual and group therapy, resource referrals, victims' advocacy, legal advocacy, financial aid, clothing and household necessities, community education and public speaking, and a very limited number of beds for Survivors escaping abuse.
The new Thrive facility will offer independent, non-communal living by replacing the traditional, shared living space setting with modern, individual efficiencies.