ADVOCACY

Nationally, less than 3 percent of domestic violence victims press charges against their abuser. Victims of domestic violence typically do not view themselves as crime victims. The Advocacy Program at My Sister’s House assists those victims who consider either pressing charges or filing for an Order of Protection.

 

The Advocacy Program was established in order to provide victims with support and information regarding legal issues and procedures. This program is made possible because of our Court Advocate, Nicole Burnham, and several dedicated volunteer victim advocates who accompany clients to court and assist them with filing court documents.

 

In addition to their initial volunteer training, victim advocate volunteers attend a two-hour training session where the laws that affect the population served by My Sister’s House, Inc. are discussed in greater detail. Topics covered in the training session include the Protection from Domestic Violence Abuse Act, the Criminal Domestic Violence Act, court appearance and preparation, victim’s/witness’ rights, both the stalking and marital rape laws, and victim compensation.

 

The Advocacy Program seeks to inform victims of their rights which enables them to make an informed choice.

 

 

 

 

TRI-COUNTY VICTIM ADVOCATES

 

My Sister’s House Advocates

Nicole Burnham, Spanish Speaking Advocate (843) 225-6136

 

City of Charleston Police Dept Advocate
Catrice Smalls, Victim Advocate (843) 720-2425

Chelsea Hagan, Child Advocate (843) 720-3031

Vera Witt, Spanish Speaking Advocate (843) 720-3032

Joshua Williamson, Elder Advocate (843) 720-2534​

 

North Charleston Police Dept Advocate
Lisa Bullard (843) 740-2824, Sally Taylor (843) 740-2893, Minna Hosseini (843) 740-2891, Jessica Rodriguez (843) 740-2658

 

Berkeley County Sheriff Dept Advocate
Carol Grunsky (843) 719-4455

 

Summerville Police Dept Advocate
Toni Hood (843) 873-1262

 

Hanahan Police Dept. Advocate
Detective Sergeant Pam Nelson 843-554-4221 ext. 119

 

Mt. Pleasant Police Dept Advocate
Monica Kropp & Ruth Broughton 843-849-5690, Donna German (seniors) 843-884-4176

 

Charleston County Sheriff’s Advocates
Easter Laroche (843) 745-2250, Barbara Binion (843) 745-2251, Joyce Kephart Adair (843) 745-2252

 

Dorchester County Sheriff Dept Advocates
Margie Page, Kimberly Carter, Amanda Kwalam, Tammy Anderson (843) 832-0321

 

Goose Creek Police Department
Levolia Rhodes (843) 863-5200 ext. 2340

 

Moncks Corner Police Department
Lisa Steele-Baker (843) 719-7929

SUPPORT MSH!

Like many nonprofits, we rely greatly on the services, volunteer hours and donations of our friends in the community. With almost 40 years of experience serving the Tri-county area, you can rest assured that we are experts in our field. 

CONTACT US

CALL: MSH - 843.747.4069

           24/7 Crisis - 1.800.273.HOPE

 

MAIL: P.O. Box 71171

           N Charleston, SC 29415

 

EMAIL: hope@mysistershouse.com

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