Welcome to Project R.E.S.T.
New name, same trauma-informed services
On behalf of the board, staff, and clients of SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, we would like to thank you and the communities of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union for the tremendous support you have shown us over the years. Your help has allowed us to transform from providing shelter for victims of domestic violence in community members’ homes into a thriving 24-hour agency assisting victims with therapy, crisis support, food, legal assistance, transitional housing, and other supportive services. With this growth in mind, we’re excited to announce that we have begun rebranding our organization, and beginning July 2022, our agency will have a new name and look. As part of our rebranding strategy, our name will change to Project R.E.S.T., reflecting our working together to Restore, Empower, Support and Transform those affected by domestic and sexual violence.
After receiving feedback from community members, staff, board members, and clients, we believe that this name fully reflects our agency’s supportive programs and services as well as our desire to end domestic and sexual violence in our community. While safety is always our first goal, we recognize that it is important to move beyond safety to truly achieve the transformation we seek for our clients and our community. Although our name has changed, our commitment to trauma-informed services and best practices remains. We continue to provide shelter for victims in need, offer support to those who have experienced rape, and develop and implement programs to assist all in living lives free from abuse.
We value your continued support of our agency’s growth and development, but most of all, we appreciate all that you have done and continue to do to support the clients of Project R.E.S.T. In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Thank you all for all you do!
Providing services to victims of domestic violence in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties and victims of sexual assault in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties.
Our mission is to use our collective voice to address the impact of domestic and sexual violence by providing quality services to those affected and to create social change through education, training, and activism.
We envision a community liberated from all forms of domestic violence and sexual assault.
In 2020, our agency adopted five values that embody what we strive to represent as an agency. Our staff, board, and volunteers work everyday to make sure that our values are reflected in all of our individual and collective efforts to carry out the mission and vision of Project R.E.S.T. These values guide all of our agency’s actions. They are considered in every decision we make, and when we fall short, we lean on these values to help us correct what went wrong.
These values provide the underpinning to help us liberate our community from all forms of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Project R.E.S.T. Staff
Krystal W. Smith, Esq.
Ann Marie Howell
Part Time Attorney
Director of Advocacy Services
Domestic Violence Services Coordinator
Sexual Assault Services Coordinator
Director of Clinical Services
Adult Clinical Services Coordinator
Child / Adolescent Clinical Services Coordinator
Underserved Clinical Services Coordinator
Director of Community Services
Community Awareness Coordinator
Director of Finance and Administration
Thrift Store Manager
Director of Residential Services
Shelter Partnership Specialist
Transitional Housing Specialist
Project R.E.S.T. Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Chair – Ginger Davis
Vice-Chair – Monique Bullock
Secretary – Walker Barnes
John Gramling, III
Mary Beth Lyles
Project R.E.S.T. program of services is supported through a variety of means including the application and receipt of grants, revenue from our thrift store, therapy program, fundraising events, and individual and corporate donations.