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Welcome to Project R.E.S.T.

New name, same trauma-informed services.

In July of 2022 our organization changed its name from Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition to Project R.E.S.T., reflecting our working together to Restore, Empower, Support and Transform those affected by domestic and sexual violence.

While safety is always our first goal, we recognize that it is important to move beyond safety to truly achieve the transformation we seek for our clients and our community. Although our name has changed, our commitment to trauma-informed services and best practices remains. We continue to provide shelter for victims in need, offer support to those who have experienced rape, and develop and implement programs to assist all in living lives free from abuse.

We value your continued support of our agency’s growth and development, but most of all, we appreciate all that you have done and continue to do to support the clients of Project R.E.S.T. In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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Our Mission

Providing services to victims of domestic violence in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties and victims of sexual assault in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties.

Our mission is to use our collective voice to address the impact of domestic and sexual violence by providing quality services to those affected and to create social change through education, training, and activism.

Our Vision

We envision a community liberated from all forms of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Our Vision

We envision a community liberated from all forms of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Core Values Graph including Excellence, Compassion, Collaboration, Integrity, and Equity.

Core Values

In 2020, our agency adopted five values that embody what we strive to represent as an agency. Our staff, board, and volunteers work every day to make sure that our values are reflected in all of our individual and collective efforts to carry out the mission and vision of Project R.E.S.T. These values guide all of our agency’s actions. They are considered in every decision we make, and when we fall short, we lean on these values to help us correct what went wrong.

These values provide the underpinning to help us liberate our community from all forms of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Project R.E.S.T. Staff

Portrait of Krystal Watson Smith, President / CEO of Project REST

Krystal Watson Smith, Esq.


Therapy Team

Elizabeth Pratt

Director of Clinical Services

Tiffany Beeks

Adult Clinical Services Coordinator

Marlene Evans

Child / Adolescent Clinical Services Coordinator

Jennifer Vasquez

Underserved Clinical Services Coordinator

Zoe Daab


Advocacy Team

Angela Perez

Director of Advocacy Services

Ann Marie Howell

Part Time Attorney

Kendall Karpik

Sexual Assault Services Coordinator

Kelci Claycomb

Domestic Violence Services Coordinator

Joyce Ann Copeland

Sexual Assault Advocate & Crisis Call Operator

Taylor Thomas

Domestic Violence Court Advocate

Victoria Daiz

Domestic Violence Court Advocate

Kathy Littlejohn

Victim Advocate

Community Services Team

Christy Osborne

Director of Community Services

Janice Tuck

Volunteer Coordinator

Shelter Team

Caroline Lo

Shelter Specialist

Rosa Pichardo

Shelter Partnership Specialist

Rebekah Thao

Transitional Housing Specialist

Amanda Griswold

Shelter Specialist

Sarah Wright

Shelter Advocate

Alexis Barton

Shelter Advocate

Lois Dukes

Shelter Advocate

Stephanie Gregory

Shelter Advocate

Lucero Meza

Shelter Advocate

Carolyn Oglesby

Shelter Advocate

Admin Team

Laurel Greene

Director of Finance and Administration

Angie Bernardo

Administrative Assistant

Willow Hinckley

Grants Specialist

Maria Small

Finance Assistant

Project R.E.S.T. Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chair | Ginger Davis

Vice-Chair | Monique Bullock

Secretary | Walker Barnes

Treasurer | Peyton Hoppes


Amy Cox

Leslie Fisk

Anje Hawkins

Kim Land

Charlene McKanic

Karen Rhodes

Sherrie Suber

Advisory Board

Charles Bebko

David Bedford

Christina Calitri

Stephen Ferguson

Evelyn Gilliam

John Gramling, III

David Gravermoen

Nancy Holmes

Lynn Jordan

Ashley Kemp

Francie Little

Mary Beth Lyles

Elizabeth Martin

Judy Martin

Carol Moore

Steven Querin

Roxanne Reynolds

Dave Roberts

Kimberly Toler

Tammy Whaley

Project R.E.S.T. Annual Reports

2021 Annual Report


Project R.E.S.T. program of services is supported through a variety of means including the application and receipt of grants, therapy programs, fundraising events, and individual and corporate donations.


  • Cash Contributions
  • Designated Donors
  • Special Events

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We Have Recently Changed Our Name!

Attention everyone! We have recently changed our name from Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition to Project R.E.S.T. Let’s continue to work together to Restore, Empower, Support, and Transform those affected by domestic and sexual violence!