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    Social Mission: Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons

    At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—
    one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. For our 2020 Social Mission Partner, we’ve chosen Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons, an impactful non-profit whose good works contribute immensely to our thriving, local community.
    “COVID-19 has introduced new strains for everyone, but especially for the underfunded and overworked systems,” said Jessica Coach, Executive Director at Cumbee Center for Abused Persons.
    “Our commitment to serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence has not changed. However, the way we provide services will continue to look different.”
    Their team is offering all of their normal services including shelter, case
    management, crisis intervention, hotline, counseling, support group, prevention groups, and more. In the instances where it is possible, the service is being offered via virtual platform to keep the health and safety of those they serve and their team in mind.
    While Cumbee Center for Abused Persons does not provide formal art therapy as one of their services, they do like to make space for self-expression, reflection, and healing through painting, journaling, gardening, sewing, and other creative outlets.
    “This quilt was created as a part of a Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign,” said Jessica. “The quilt pieces were designed by an array of individuals including community members and partners, support group participants, staff, and volunteers. Dedicated volunteer, Jeri Wesner, spearheaded the project and saw it come to fruition. The quilting of the pieces was completed by June Wilson, another amazing volunteer.”
    Inspite of the pandemic, Cumbee Center for Abused Persons is continuing on with the important, vital work that they do in our community and they stand strong with those that they have the opportunity to serve. Their team has big goals and they need the support of our community to see those goals come to life.
    “On a smaller scale, our biggest need right now is Lysol,” said Jessica. “But we have our goals set on opening an office in North Augusta and creating a foundation for transitional housing for those that we serve. The community can help us reach our goals by making a donation (in kind or monetary), spreading the world about the work that Cumbee Center for Abused Persons does, or volunteering their time with us.”
    TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CUMBEE CENTER TO ASSIST ABUSED PERSONS, to become a volunteer, or to make a donation, visit combeecenter.org or call 803.649.0480.