AIKEN, S.C. - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Cumbee Center is gearing up to help bring awareness with multiple events. 

To help bring awareness, the center is offering a virtual conference. The Executive Director of the Cumbee Center, Jessica Coach, says, the conference dives deep into the dynamics of domestic violence and best practices for victim-centered services. The conference is Friday, Oct. 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. It is virtual and the free training will be accredited for CEU, VSP and CLEE hours. To register for the conference, click here

Also, the Cumbee Center is hosting a Chili Cook Off.  The event is Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Odell Weeks Whiskey Road Picnic Shelter. The event is free and open to the public.

Coming up in November, the center will hold their 45th Annual Whiskey Road Race. The race is not until November 4, but registration is open now. Click here to register.

The Cumbee Center supports and empowers domestic and sexual violence victims and their families by providing free crisis services, community awareness and education. They are based in Aiken, South Carolina and serve Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda counties. The Cumbee Center offers the following:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Hospital Accompaniment
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Legal & Court Advocacy
  • Information & Referrals
  • Counseling

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic violence, call the Cumbee Center's 24/7 hotline, 803-649-0480.