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Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse

Mission: The Pee Dee Coalition is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of rape, family violence, and child abuse and to the needs of its victims.
Geographic area covered: Florence, Lake City, Chesterfield, Bennettsville, Hartsville, Marion, Dillon, Kingstree
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1351, Florence, SC 29503

Local: 843.669.4600
24-Hour Crisis Line Toll-Free: 1.800.273.1820
ChildHelp Pee Dee: 1.866.867.9857
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Programs Located In Florence

Programs Located In Our Satellite Locations

Services Provided:

Emergency Safe Shelter

  • Undisclosed Location for abused women and their children
  • Accommodations for up to 25 women and children on a temporary basis
  • Comprehensive services

New Beginnings Transitional Shelter

  • Long-term (up to 18 months) shelter for homeless, formerly abused women and their children
  • Accommodations for up to 12 women and children
  • Case management, counseling, information, and referral services to help women secure skills and resources needed to be self-sufficient

Durant Children's Center

  • In the event of child abuse, there is Durant Children's Center various on-site services provided by the Department of Social Services, Law Enforcement,
    Solicitor's Office, Medical and Mental Health Professionals, and Victim Advocates.
    The center provides the following services:24-hour crisis intervention
    • Medical examinations, diagnosis, and treatment
    • Forensic interview
    • Individual and group counseling
    • Legal assistance
    • Community education and training

Alternative to Violence Program: 
The Alternatives to Violence Program (ATV) is dedicated to stopping domestic violence by changing the behavior that causes it. The program teaches alternatives to anger, rape, fear, isolation, and desperation that are part of an abusive relationship. The goal is to enable abusers to identify alternative ways of dealing with emotions without the use of violence. Participants may voluntarily take part in the program; however, most are referred by the judicial system.

  • The Pee Dee Coalition Offers Several ATV Services Including
  • Assessment
  • 26-week group sessions
  • Criminal justice/legal coordination
  • Case tracking
  • Information and referral
  • Community education and training
  • Community Victim Services

Community Victim Assistance Program

  • The Community Victim Assistance Program consists of community-based victim services for victims of domestic and sexual assault. In addition to the primary crisis center and the 24-hour crisis line, the Coalition provides services at satellite centers in Lake City, Kingstree, Marion, Darlington, Hartsville, Dillon, Bennettsville, and Chesterfield. The Community Victim Assistance Program is also responsible for the recruitment and training of volunteers, providing community education, and training to promote awareness on the issues.
  • Services offered as a part of the Community Victim Assistance Program include the following:
    • 24-hour crisis intervention
    • Walk-in service
    • Crisis counseling
    • Emergency shelter for victims of family violence
    • Medical and legal advocacy
    • Assistance finding legal or medical help and alternative housing
    • Support groups
    • Court accompaniment
    • Information and referral
    • Assistance with filing for Crime Victim's Compensation
    • County-based satellite centers
    • Community education and awareness
    • Training for professionals
    • Prevention programs