What we're about

Providing support for female survivors of domestic violence, who have experienced mental, emotional, spiritual, and/or physical abuse by an intimate partner. Connect in a safe, confidential forum with other women who are experiencing or have experienced violence in their relationships. In an atmosphere of respect, safety, and empathy, draw comfort and empowerment from those who understand. Our vision is to rekindle the resiliency, strength, and inventiveness of women who have coped in relationships that are demeaning and, in some instances, life-threatening. The recognition that other women are available as sounding boards and supportive allies allows a survivor to see other possibilities for herself and, with time and continuing support, to realize a brighter future.

BIO–MACKIE KRAWCHECK MOORE- Founder & Executive Director- THRIVE SC

Mackie Moore is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she majored in Government with a concentration in political theory and minored in Philosophy. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the Non-Profit Industry and is passionate about addressing and overcoming issues involving violence against women and children, human rights, and equality for women and minorities.

While working for several years as the Director of Development for My Sister's House, an emergency domestic violence shelter in Charleston, SC, Mackie became acutely aware of the lack of housing, both emergency and transitional, and the lack of programs and services for Survivors of domestic violence. In the tri-county area of over 700,000, there are only 36 emergency beds available for women and children fleeing domestic abuse, and there was absolutely no transitional housing and support services to help those who want to move forward with their lives but have little or no resources. Thus, Mackie chose to be pro-active and founded THRIVE SC in 2015, to provide transitional housing, programs, and services to victims of domestic violence in the Charleston tri-county area and ultimately in the state of South Carolina, and in the nation.

EMAIL: mackiemoore@thrivesc.life

BIO-SHARON STEFFAN- Group Facilitator

Sharon Steffan is a Charleston native and single mother of 4. She resides on James Island, sings with Charleston Symphony Chorus, and is a survivor of Domestic Violence (DV).

Sharon joined Thrive in 2016 after a long fight to be independent and free from her abuser. She is very active in the fight to protect survivors/victims and their families from further harm.

Sharon is working with Thrive to develop Thrive Body & Soul bath, beauty and skincare products. Her work with Thrive includes teaching other DV Survivors to make and market these products, as a means of teaching manufacturing and business skills to clients as well as product sales to help support Thrive programs and services. This also serves to spread public awareness about the epidemic of domestic violence in South Carolina.

Sharon also writes grants, fundraises, and leads peer facilitated DV support groups for Thrive to bring healing and closure to those who seek a life free from violence and abuse.

BIO-JAN CARY- Group Facilitator

Jan Cary is originally from Maryland, home of the Chesapeake, Steamed Crabs & B’more Orioles. She is the mother of ​two children, who both got married last year to amazing people. She loves the outdoors, walking with her furbaby, traveling, cooking, and perusing the local farmers markets. Jan went to school for Early Childhood Education and later worked in OTC Pharmaceutical Sales. She also does freelance graphic design work, focusing on web page design and maintenance, corporate identity, marketing materials, custom designed invitations & photo restoration. Currently, Jan volunteers for Thrive, ECCO and Ronald McDonald House.

Jan is a Domestic Violence (DV) Survivor who works for Thrive as a peer facilitator for DV support groups. She also acts as Thrive’s liaison to Survivors who need temporary shelter for their pets, who are often the first to be abused.

Jan is passionate about changing the way the world views DV & helping victims & survivors to find their voices, so they can be heard loud and clear. She’s excited to play a small part of the machine determined to shake things up in a society which historically protects abusers and blames victims and survivors.

Upcoming events (5+)

Anonymous, Peer-Facilitated DV Support Group. Sign up with name/email address

Providing support for female survivors of domestic violence, who have experienced mental, emotional, spiritual, and/or physical abuse by an intimate partner. Connect in a safe, confidential forum with other women who are experiencing or have experienced violence in their relationships. In an atmosphere of respect, safety, and empathy, draw comfort and empowerment from those who understand. Our vision is to rekindle the resiliency, strength, and inventiveness of women who have coped in relationships that are demeaning and, in some instances, life-threatening. The recognition that other women are available as sounding boards and supportive allies allows a survivor to see other possibilities for herself and, with time and continuing support, to realize a brighter future.

Anonymous Peer-Facilitated DV Support Group, Sign up with name/email address

James Island Presbyterian Church

Providing support for female survivors of domestic violence, who have experienced mental, emotional, spiritual, and/or physical abuse by an intimate partner. Connect in a safe, confidential forum with other women who are experiencing or have experienced violence in their relationships. In an atmosphere of respect, safety, and empathy, draw comfort and empowerment from those who understand. Our vision is to rekindle the resiliency, strength, and inventiveness of women who have coped in relationships that are demeaning and, in some instances, life-threatening. The recognition that other women are available as sounding boards and supportive allies allows a survivor to see other possibilities for herself and, with time and continuing support, to realize a brighter future.

Anonymous, Peer-Facilitated DV Support Group. Sign up with name/email address

Providing support for female survivors of domestic violence, who have experienced mental, emotional, spiritual, and/or physical abuse by an intimate partner. Connect in a safe, confidential forum with other women who are experiencing or have experienced violence in their relationships. In an atmosphere of respect, safety, and empathy, draw comfort and empowerment from those who understand. Our vision is to rekindle the resiliency, strength, and inventiveness of women who have coped in relationships that are demeaning and, in some instances, life-threatening. The understanding that other women are available as sounding boards and supportive allies allows a survivor to see other possibilities for herself and, with time and continuing support, to realize a brighter future.

Anonymous, Peer-Facilitated DV Support Group. Sign up with name/email address

Providing support for female survivors of domestic violence, who have experienced mental, emotional, spiritual, and/or physical abuse by an intimate partner. Connect in a safe, confidential forum with other women who are experiencing or have experienced violence in their relationships. In an atmosphere of respect, safety, and empathy, draw comfort and empowerment from those who understand. Our vision is to rekindle the resiliency, strength, and inventiveness of women who have coped in relationships that are demeaning and, in some instances, life-threatening. The recognition that other women are available as sounding boards and supportive allies allows a survivor to see other possibilities for herself and, with time and continuing support, to realize a brighter future.

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