IF YOU or someone you know needs help, call our 24-hour confidential crisis line:
843-744-3242 or Toll Free 800-273-HOPE

For victims

Living in an abusive relationship or unsure if what you are experiencing is abuse? MSH is here to provide resources and help you. Our crisis line is available 24/7 at (843) 744-3242 to provide services and safety plan.

  • Support Groups for those in or recovering from abusive relationships. Call our crisis line at 843 744-3242 for information!
  • Safety Planning - View our safety planning tips here or call our crisis line to work on an individualized safety plan.
  • Parents - If you are a parent who is experiencing abuse in your home, it can be very difficult to address it with your children. These tips & tricks may be helpful.
  • Is This Abuse? - Unsure if what you are experiencing is abuse? This article may help.
  • All relationships exist on a spectrum, find out where your is here.
  • Does your abuser own a firearm? - In an effort to support survivors in cases where abusive partners have access to firearms, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has developed a tip sheet with frequently asked questions to help survivors navigate their unique situations. To view and download this tip sheet, click here.
  • LGBTQ Abuse
Helpful Websites Always look for a safe exit button when first viewing a website incase your abuser walks up. Make sure to clear any triggering sites from your browser history and always try to view these resources when your abuser is not around or on a device they do not have access to.


9-1-1: In case of an emergency at any time, please call 911. Emergency SOS on iPhone: Here is a link to a shortcut to using Emergency SOS to quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts if you have an iPhone: How to Use Emergency SOS on your iPhone Emergency Location Sharing on Androids and iPhones: Here is a link for how to set up emergency location sharing on your phone, in case you want to share your location with a trusted friend or relative in case of emergency: How to Use Emergency Location Sharing

Get support

MSH Crisis Line: Available 24/7 to provide support and an individualized safety plan for you! Call us 1-800-273-HOPE or 843-744-3242 to get connected with an advocate or therapist today! National Domestic Violence Hotline: The National Domestic Violence Hotline is accessible 24/7. Please call them at 1-800-799-7233. They also have a chat feature accesbile at National Human Trafficking Hotline: The National Human Trafficking Hotline is accessible 24/7. Please call them at 1-888-373-7888 or text them at 233-733 Suicide Hotline: The National Human Trafficking Hotline is accessible 24/7. Please call them at 1-800-273-8255 Warmlines - Need someone to talk to?


Are you concerned for a loved one or worried a friend may be in an unhealthy relationship? Here are some warning signs:

  • Their partner puts them down in front of other people
  • They are constantly worried about making their partner angry or upsetting them.
  • They make excuses & apologize for their partner’s behavior
  • Their partner is extremely jealous or possessive
  • They have unexplained marks or injuries
  • They’ve stopped spending time with friends and family
  • They are depressed or anxious, or you notice changes in their personality
  • They frequently cancel plans at the last minute for reasons that sound untrue.
  • Their partner is always checking up, calling or texting and demanding to know who they’re with and where they’ve been.
  • You’ve seen fights escalate to breaking or hitting things.
  • They give up things they used to enjoy such as spending time with friends or other activities.
  • Their weight, appearance or grades have changed dramatically. These could be signs of depression, which could indicate abuse.They have injuries they can’t explain or the explanations they give don’t make sense.
General Tips For Helping Helping A Parent Helping A Coworker Helping A Stranger Why Don't They Just Leave? - This may be the most defeating question you can ask a victim of DV. This article gives all the reasons why. What if my friend is the abuser?


Downloadable PDFs Power & Control Wheel - En Español LGBTQ Power & Control Wheel - En español Immigration P&C Wheel - En español Equality Wheel - En español Supporting Survivors In The Work Place The MSH Education & Training Team is available to provide informational sessions through Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County. Please contact us at 843-998-9034 or to further discuss bringing this important information to your business, church or community organization.

For employers

If someone is experiencing abuse at home, the effects of the abuse are likely to carry over into the work environment as well. You may notice changes in their behavior at work that could indicate that something is wrong. For instance:

  • Excessive lateness or unexplained absences
  • Frequent use of ‘sick time’
  • Unexplained injuries or bruising
  • Changes in appearance
  • Lack of concentration/being preoccupied more often
  • Disruptive phone calls or personal visits from their partner
  • Drops in productivity
  • Sensitivity about home life or hints of trouble at home
How To Support Survivors In The Work Place Supporting Survivors Working From Home The MSH Education & Training Team is available to provide informational sessions in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County. Please contact us at 843-998-9034 or to discuss bringing this important information to your business.


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. 


CALL: MSH - 843.747.4069

           24/7 Crisis - 1.800.273.HOPE


MAIL: P.O. Box 71171

           N Charleston, SC 29415



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