24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 803-771-7273 803-790-8208 office@stsm.org

Temporary Closure

Our offices are closed, but we are always available on our hotline

803-771-7273.

Services For Survivors

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in 1983. One of 15 rape crisis centers in South Carolina, STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Clarendon, and Sumter counties and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.

Healthy Survivors

We will achieve our vision of healthy survivors thriving in a community free of violence through our three-tiered solution:

Healthy survivors, thriving in a community free of sexual violence.

Community Awareness

STSM staff are experts in a variety of topics that will be interesting and informative for your audience. Staff are well-versed in the principles of adult learning and can customize any training presentation for your unique needs.

Primary Prevention Education

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands offers a variety of workshops and programs for children and teens to prevent dating violence and sexual abuse and assault.

Advocacy for Survivors

Our team of highly trained staff and advocates are ready to serve survivors of sexual violence from all walks of life at all stages of the healing process. We know that it can be hard to get help so we offer a range of programs and services to meet you where you are in the healing process.

Our Mission

STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.

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Our Vision

Vision:

Healthy survivors, thriving in a community free of sexual violence.

We Envision STSM:
  • Ensures that survivors are respected, valued, and their voices are heard.
  • Boldly leads the effort to end sexual violence in our communities.
  • Is diligent in meeting the two critical components of the mission: directly supporting survivors through their healing and educating the community-at-large.
  • Operates collaboratively, with other organizations, for the greater good.
STSM's Core Values:
  • Trust
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Inclusion
Who STSM Serves:

Sexual violence affects people regardless of race, ethnicity, class, sexual and gender identity, religious affiliation, age, immigration status, and ability. Because survivors of sexual violence may experience the abuse in culturally specific ways, our counselors, educators, and advocates have received training to support survivors who represent the diverse communities represented in the Midlands. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • LGBTQ Survivors
  • Survivors with Disabilities
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing Survivors
  • Hispanic and Latino Survivors
  • Immigrant Survivors
  • Survivors with Limited English Proficiency
  • Survivors of Human Trafficking
  • Teen Survivors
  • Survivors Serving in the Military
  • Male Survivors
  • Trafficking Survivors

Contact Us

Call

(803)-790-8208

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

(803)-771-7273

Fax Number

(803)-790-8282

Richland Office (Headquarters): 3830 Forest Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, South Carolina 29204​
Lexington Office: 711 East Main Street, Suite C, Lexington, South Carolina 29072
Sumter Office: 21 North Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Clarendon Office: 16B North Brooks Street, Manning, South Carolina 29102
Newberry Office: 1530 Main Street, Suite 104, Newberry, South Carolina 29108