Special thanks to the survivors who shared their stories and to my photography coach and friend, Brad Carper, for his professional expertise and his personal commitment to this project.

Upstate Community Resources:

The Julie Valentine Center in Greenville

The Julie Valentine Center in Greenville works to stop child abuse and sexual assault before it happens by educating the community. The Center seeks to reduce trauma and re-establish safety for victims and their families and engages survivors in the healing process through compassionate and comprehensive treatment. Contact the Center at 864-331-0560 or via their 24-hour hotline at 864-467-3633.


Pickens County Advocacy Center

The Pickens County Advocacy Center provides immediate 24-hour response to sexual assault victims and their families through medical, court, and law enforcement escort, educational programs, information and referral, legal advocacy, and support services. PCAC also provides training for medical personnel, social service agencies, and law enforcement on the dynamics of sexual assault. As a continued service to community all services of the Pickens County Advocacy Center are complimentary and confidential. 864-442-5500.



USC Upstate Center for Child Advocacy Studies

USC Upstate Center for Child Advocacy Studies. In addition to providing supportive resources to the CAST minor program for USC Upstate students, the Center will address the critical needs of the community. A certification program for child advocacy professionals is in development. The Center also hosts an annual conference and provides other educational and evidence based training opportunities for a broad range of professionals serving the needs of our children. 864-503-5700


If you or someone you know is is crisis…..

Contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)

RAINN – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network — www.rainn.org

National Child Sexual Abuse Helpline – 1.866.367.5444

Darkness to Light — www.d2l.org

For assistance and ongoing support….

Child Advocacy Centers have a national network offering assistance for victims and survivors.  These centers are a powerful resource!

To locate a center in South Carolina, contact SC Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers: