Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands Grand Reopening in Newberry County

COLUMBIA, SC - Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) is moving to 1530 Main Street, Suite 104 in downtown Newberry, South Carolina.

"We are grateful to grow our footprint in Newberry County," Mary Dell Hayes, STSM Executive Director, said. "The community has been incredibly supportive of STSM's mission to advocate for and support survivors of sexual assault and to educate the community to identify and prevent sexual violence."

STSM's new office will house two full-time licensed counselors who provide trauma-informed clinical care to survivors and their loved ones impacted by sexual violence, as well as a full-time volunteer coordinator who recruits and trains STSM's diverse group of volunteers to serve as Advocates, Speaker's Bureau and Office Volunteers.

"Support from generous community members makes it possible for STSM to serve hundreds of survivors in Newberry County," Hayes said.

Help STSM best serve survivors in this new office location by visiting its Amazon Registry at http://a.co/dZ9X1dI.

STSM is celebrating its Newberry Office Grand Reopening on Thursday, February 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its new office location (1530 Main Street, Suite 104, Newberry, South Carolina 29108). Community members are invited to come celebrate, learn about the services STSM provides, and discover ways to support STSM's mission to advocate for and support survivors of sexual assault and abuse and educate the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.

Visit STSM's website at www.stsm.org to get more information about STSM's services and volunteer opportunities. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual violence, call STSM's 24-hour confidential hotline at 803-771-7273. You are not alone.

Media inquiries should be directed to Layla Ferjani, STSM Director of Marketing, at
803-790-8208 or laylaf@stsm.org.

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About Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sexual Trauma Services is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit, United Way community partner, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Formerly named Rape Crisis Network, Sexual Trauma Services serves Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Sumter, and Clarendon Counties. Sexual Trauma Services is committed to providing free support to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, hospital accompaniment, court accompaniment, personal advocacy, and individual and group counseling. In addition, Sexual Trauma Services works to educate the community to identify and prevent sexual violence. For more information or to donate online: www.stsm.org.


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