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Hopeful Horizons, a children’s advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center, recently opened a satellite office in Walterboro to help more women and children. The Beaufort County-based nonprofit recently opened a satellite office in Walterboro to help more women and children. Colleton County has one of the highest rates of child abuse cases in South Carolina. Hopeful Horizons has offices in Beaufort and Bluffton, but serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. The organization assists survivors with information, advocacy, therapy and other critical services. It also conducts forensic interviews in cases where child abuse or neglect have been reported by law enforcement or the Department of Social Services. Additionally, all Hopeful Horizons’ services are provided free of charge. To contact Hopeful Horizon's 24-Hour Support Line, please call 843-770-1070 or 800-868-2632.
The new office was facilitated by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina’s first Catalyst Grant to support nonprofits’ efforts to address community-wide issues. The $750,000 grant was awarded to Hopeful Horizons in February 2020 and will be dispersed over five years.