As of January
2005, anyone providing domestic abuse counseling must be approved
by the SC Department of Social Services. Alternatives is one
of the few approved programs available to provide such services.
Staff credentials include being certified as a Domestic Violence
Counselor by the National Association of Forensic Counselors.
Our administrative office is diligent in notifying the courts
of participants’ admission and discharge, although an
individual does not need to be referred by the court to enroll.
Classes are held in the evenings as well as on the weekends.
is immune to domestic violence. Laws alone will not stop domestic
abuse. Alternatives can help. If you are the abuser or the
victim of abuse, you may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed
talking about such personal issues in group. We urge you to
take the risk. You will find the other group members will
have similar experiences and you will feel less alone. Through
group discussion, materials presented in class, participants
can learn how to develop relationships based on equality,
mutual understanding and nonviolence. Marriage counseling
is also offered at a reduce fee once program requirements
have been met.
Group is made available at no charge when the batterer is
enrolled and attending.
offers an 8 week anger management program. Referrals are accepted
voluntarily as well as through the court system. Payment plans
are made available. As with our other programs, Anger Management
is approved by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Solicitor’s
office for PTI.
To Enroll…Call the
Alternatives office to schedule an intake appointment. .