This weeks Meet a Business Monday is Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. Their services help victims of sexual violence all over the Midlands. Read below to learn about their services and how you can volunteer and donate TODAY!
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in 1983. One of 15 rape crisis centers in South Carolina, STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Clarendon, and Sumter counties and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
They will achieve their vision of healthy survivors thriving in a community free of violence through their three-tiered solution:
Primary Prevention Education
Advocacy for Survivors
Their mission states that STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
As sexual violence in this world increases, STSM ensures that services are provided to people regardless of race, ethnicity, class, sexual and gender identity, religious affiliation, age, immigration status, and ability. Because survivors of sexual violence may experience the abuse in culturally specific ways, their counselors, educators, and advocates have received training to support survivors who represent the diverse communities represented in the Midlands.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Survivors with Disabilities
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Survivors
Hispanic and Latino Survivors
Survivors with Limited English Proficiency
Survivors of Human Trafficking
Survivors Serving in the Military
This world is not perfect, but STSM envisions a world where:
Survivors are respected, valued, and their voices are heard.
We boldly lead the effort to end sexual violence in our communities.
We are diligent in meeting the two critical components of the mission: directly supporting survivors through their healing and educating the community-at-large.
We operate collaboratively, with other organizations, for the greater good
If you are interested in helping STSM achieve their vision through volunteering, visit https://www.stsm.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities, or help give your support to this cause by donating at https://www.stsm.org/donate-now.
You can find out more by visiting https://www.stsm.org or following STSM on Facebook and Instagram: @SCSTSM.