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SISTERCARE INC

Freeing Families From Fear

aka Sistercare   |   Columbia, SC   |  www.sistercare.org

Mission

Sistercare's mission is to reduce the occurence and impact of domestic violence in the Midlands.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Ms. Leah Wicevic

Main address

PO Box 1029

Columbia, SC 29202 USA

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EIN

57-0722427

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Victims' Services (P62)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Decreasing the number of domestic violence victims and domestic violence homicides in the Midlands.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Shelters

Three emergency shelters offer a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where domestic violence survivors can escape violence and plan for the future. Individual and group counseling, room, food, laundry, clothing, transportation and more are provided.

Population(s) Served
Families

Trained staff provides crisis intervention, referrals and information 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for domestic violence victims.

Population(s) Served
Families

Support groups, led by counselors and former domestic violence survivors help domestic violence victims through discussion, encouragement and education.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Training is offered to victim service providers, volunteers and the community on domestic violence issues, Sistercare and its services. Volunteers educate civic, religious and professional groups to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Domestic violence survivors are informed about the legal process, available options and their rights. Legal advocates help them obtain professional legal services, accompany them to court and advocate for protections through the judicial system.

Population(s) Served
Families

Support services, therapeutic play and recreational activities are provided for children from violent homes to help them address the trauma of family violence.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Sistercare's goals are to provide safe, sanitary and efficient shelter at three confidential locations for battered women and their children; to offer essential supportive services designed to develop self sufficiency, improve decision making, to reduce future risk of family violence; and to prevent domestic violence through training, education, and awareness.

Community education and awareness to break the cycle of family violence.

Offers additional services needed to victims of family violence and a broader outreach program.

Sistercare is a well-established nonprofit organization, with a proven record of successfully serving survivors of intimate partner violence and their children in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw and Fairfield counties. In 2022, Sistercare served nearly 4,000 domestic violence survivors and children.
Sistercare provides the following services free-of-charge.
1. Emergency Shelter (two locations)
2. 24/7 Crisis Line
3. Community Group Counseling
4. Individual Counseling
5. Court Advocacy
6. Children's Counseling
7. Rural Services
8. Housing
9. Community Education and Awareness
10. Hospital Accompaniment Services
11. Teen Outreach Program
12. Legal Representation

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SISTERCARE INC

Board of directors
as of 02/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Angela Leon

Microsoft

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data