The Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown Counties is a private, non-profit organization providing services to survivors of rape and sexual assault that lay the foundation for healing. Survivors are women, children, men, their families and their friends. We work to promote public awareness of the realities of sexual victimization and strive toward its elimination through outreach and community education.
Services provided by the Rape Crisis Center include:
- 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
- Confidential Counseling
- Support Groups
- Legal Advocacy
- Information and Referrals
- Assistance with Victims Compensation
- Group & School Education Programs
- Community Presentations & Outreach Events
*All Services provided by the Rape Crisis Center are offered at no cost.
This poem is by Rashani, a poet who lives as a solitary in a remote hermitage.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
THERE IS A BROKENNESS
There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken, a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy and a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength.
There is a hollow space too vast for words through which we pass with each loss, out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into being.
There is a cry deeper than all sound whose serrated edges cut the heart as we break open to the place inside which is unbreakable and whole, while learning to sing.