Our History

Where we come from. 

Hopeful Horizons is a children's advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center that works to create safer communities by changing the culture of violence and offering a path to healing. The organization provides safety, hope and healing to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault through evidence-based practices, outreach, prevention and education. We serve Beaufort, Allendale, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

In January of 2017, Hope Haven and Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) merged to create Hopeful Horizons. CODA provided shelter, legal services, counseling, advocacy and outreach to survivors of domestic violence while Hope Haven was the area’s children’s advocacy and rape crisis center. Today, we continue to enhance and expand services, to grow and to learn and to re-affirm our commitment to our core values – compassion, collaboration and a commitment to excellence.

With a combined history of almost 70 years between the two founding organizations, Hopeful Horizons is able to empower victims, educate the public and provide a one-stop shop for victims of violence and abuse. We believe in the importance of advocating for victims and educating the public on the connection between child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Hopeful Horizons believes in putting victims’ needs first and sending a powerful message that we all have a part to play in ending the cycle of violence and abuse.