Bridge To Safety
Unfortunately, people with disabilities are at higher risk of experiencing abuse and/or assault than the rest of the population. To combat this, Able SC has formed a partnership with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands and YWCA of the Upper Lowlands.
This project, funded through the US Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, seeks to create permanent changes within all three organizations that result in accessible, safe, and effective services for people with disabilities who have been impacted by interpersonal violence.
Photo courtesy of Disabled and Here
Together, representatives from all three organizations share their expertise and knowledge with each other to remove barriers and implement solutions so that people with disabilities who have experienced interpersonal violence have access to the appropriate services to heal.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-FW-AX-K001 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Through funding from Richland County government, we have created accessible outreach tools on disability and domestic violence.
View, download, and share:
- Preventing Violence Against People with Disabilities through Education and Empowerment
- Connect to Safety: Ending Violence and Abuse for People with Disabilities (brochure for service providers)
- Ending Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities (plain language brochure for people with disabilities)
- See Something, Do Something: Prevent Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence