Co-Founded Palmetto Hope Network in October of 2019, The core of our mission is to provide Hope to Communities and Victims of Violent Crimes Through Advocacy and Education By Collaborating with Law Enforcement, The Clergy and Other Stakeholders. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.
Alicia Rahiem, suffered a loss in 1998 that changed her life. Her only
nephew William T. Halyard an ROTC student at South Carolina State
University was murdered, three months shy of being commissioned as a 2nd
Lieutenant in the United States Army as well as graduating from the
University. Early on Alicia realized the gaps in victim services which led
her into a career of providing services for victims. Shortly after her
nephew’s death she began volunteering as an advocate to provide a service to
Alicia served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. She
volunteered with the 16th Circuit Solicitors Office in Horry and Georgetown
Counties. She later worked with Citizens Against Spouse Abuse as a Court
Advocate and was later promoted to Assistant Director, to included
management of the Georgetown Safe House and Coordinator of the Court
Advocates for that organization. Alicia also served as the SCCADVASA (South
Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence) AD Hoc
Committee Chair Person on Legal and Judicial Issues Pertaining to Domestic
Violence. She is a trained Mediator specializing in family court issues.
She currently is affiliated with Project Unity USA and Real Mad as a
Domestic Violence Outreach Coordinator. Alicia has served on the board of
Horry County Rape Crisis Center, Safe Families Initiative, and she presently
serves on the board of Gun Sense.
Her Mission has been to provide services to Victims and their families so
that they will not experience an added pain of not knowing the services
that should be available to all victims. In 2015 she received the Martin Luther King Picture Award for her community advocacy, The Project Unity Advocate of the Year and The Zonta Club Volunteer of the year.