The Charleston County Sheriff's Office Victims' Assistance Program and the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center has organized a program for survivors of homicide to give and receive support in a safe and confidential setting. Two support groups and one psycho educational group are offered. Groups are structured to help each survivor gain a better understanding of loss and grief, and to help promote change and growth in their lives. In addition, assistance with transportation to crime-related appointments, completing SOVA applications, and crisis intervention are available. Services are free.
To better meet the needs of survivors we are testing out a trial run of holding support group for survivors of homicide in different locations in our community. Refreshments will be provided!
Support Group is held in the following locations:
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (from 1:00pm - 2:00pm):
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center 67 President St.- 2nd Floor South Entrance, Charleston SC
2nd Thursday of the month (from 6:30pm - 8:00pm):
John Wesley United Methodist Church 626 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley
4th Thursday of the month (from 6:30 pm until 8:00pm):
Park Circle Community Center, North Charleston
If you need help with transportation to support group or any appointment that relates to the loss of your loved one please call (843)792-8209 and ask for Alyssa Rheingold.
Please call Easter La Roche at (843)745-2250 or Alyssa Rheingold at (843)792-8209 if you have any questions.