CODA is now Hopeful Horizons

CODA + Hope Haven have merged to become Hopeful Horizons, a Children’s Advocacy, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis center. The merger will expand the impact in the community and provide an umbrella of services under one roof to make it easier for families to seek help. “As a united team, we can do even more to advance our ongoing mission to protect, treat and prevent,” said Hopeful Horizons CEO Shauw Chin Capps. “Together, we will empower victims, educate the public and provide a one-stop shop with comprehensive services for victims of violence and abuse.” “CODA and Hope Haven are not going away, but coming together,” said Hopeful Horizons COO Kristin Dubrowski. “The DNA of each organization is the foundation of Hopeful Horizons.” “I’m very excited about this merger for our community! It is a huge milestone and will have such a positive impact in meeting the needs for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault,” said Sheriff PJ Tanner. “Both CODA and Hope Haven have been partners with my office for many years. They do tremendous work and the coming together of these two strong organizations will further strengthen our ability as a community to combat these crimes.” “Hopeful Horizons is a critical partner in the multi-disciplinary approach to abuse that protects victims during investigation and enhances criminal prosecution,” said Solicitor Duffie Stone. “I am thrilled that the merger will allow Hopeful Horizons to reach more people.” After an 18 month process, the Boards of CODA + Hope Haven have voted to merge into Hopeful Horizons. This proactive measure was taken in order to better advocate for and treat those impacted by abuse and to raise awareness about child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and their overlap. For more information on the mission and vision of Hopeful Horizons, visit...
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Reggie Deas announced as 2016 Grand Marshall

From the official press release: Please join CODA – Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse – and Reggie Deas, Lead Singer of Deas Guyz, for the fourth annual Race4Love 5K Run/Walk on Cat Island Saturday, February 13, beginning at 9:00 AM. The course, which is flat and quick, offers a pleasant trip through the scenic neighborhoods of Cat Island. The race will start near Sanctuary Golf Course located at 8 Waveland Avenue in Beaufort. Play Hard Event Timing is providing event management and chip timing. The Race4Love will also feature a lot of fun activities, including: a valentine relay, a S’mores bar, a Valentine’s Day-themed costume contest for both race participants and their dogs, and an interactive fire-fighting demonstration. In addition, Massage Envy will have two therapists on hand to offer free massages after the race. Additionally, there will be great prizes for best costume and relay winners as well as a “speediest dog” award. Help CODA “Fund the Need at Any Speed” through your participation as a walker or runner! Register...
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CODA Named Outstanding Nonprofit

Congratulations to CODA for being named the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Nonprofit of 2015! More info about the Chamber’s 2015 Civitas Awards here. The awards recognize outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals in the Beaufort, SC,...
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Great turnout for the 2015 Race4Love!

A big thank you to all of our participants, sponsors, and our grand marshal Ron Parker! We had our best turnout to date for the 5K Run/Walk on Cat Island. We’re sorting through our favorite photos…in the meantime, you can check out Eat Sleep Play Beaufort’s gallery from race day. Mike McCombs at the Island Packet also wrote about the event (may require a subscription to...
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