dba Thrive: Transitional Housing & Holistic Services for Domestic Violence Victims & Survivors

                                                            ABOUT US


THRIVE SC provides emergency and longer-term transitional housing, cutting-edge services, and resources for women and children from ALL income levels and focuses not only on the immediate needs of safety, but also on the longer-term tools needed for a life of independence and empowerment.

THRIVE SC offers independent, non-communal living by replacing the traditional, shared living space setting with modern, individual efficiencies. This cutting edge approach helps residents and families to heal by providing much-needed personal space. Privacy fosters the re-establishment of dignity, as most abuse victims are deprived of personal space and are often subjected to strict and harsh rules.

THRIVE SC has a solid and transparent financial process with checks and balances to ensure fiscal integrity.


To provide safe, transitional housing, resources, and services for survivors of domestic violence in the Lowcountry and in the state of South Carolina and to equip survivors of violence with the tools necessary to build emotional and financial independence; to provide an exit strategy with transportation and a “rescue” team for women being held “captive” in rural areas with no means of escape; to partner with the communities of SC to educate the public about the epidemic of violence against women in our state; to teach violence prevention and awareness in schools, colleges, and all public forums; and to advocate for tougher laws and stricter sentences for perpetrators of abuse.

A state which protects women and their children from all conceivable forms of violence, with drastically reduced numbers of violence against women and dramatically increased numbers of empowered women and children, who have access to resources, to rebuild their lives free from abuse.



Mackie Moore is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she majored in Government with a concentration in political theory and minored in Philosophy. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the Non-Profit Industry and is passionate about addressing and overcoming issues involving violence against women and children, human rights, and equality for women and minorities.

While working for several years as the Director of Development for My Sister's House, an emergency domestic violence shelter in Charleston, SC, Mackie became acutely aware of the lack of housing, both emergency and transitional, and the lack of programs and services for Survivors of domestic violence. In the tri-county area of over 700,000, there are only 36 emergency beds available for women and children fleeing domestic abuse, and there was absolutely no transitional housing and support services to help those who want to move forward with their lives but have little or no resources.   Thus, Mackie chose to be pro-active and founded THRIVE SC in 2015, to provide transitional housing, programs, and services to victims of domestic violence in the Charleston tri-county area and ultimately in the state of South Carolina, and in the nation.


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
grieving families.

 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 Chairperson 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 and Safe Families Initiative.

 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. 



Dave Marvel-Attorney, Charleston

Peggy Hines-Banker, Financial/Life Coach, Charleston

Michele Wiles-Director of HR, MUSC, Charleston

Colonel Joseph Garcia-CFO The Citadel

​Sandra Mayo-President, 


Dorothea Benton Frank- NY Times Bestselling Author, Speaker, Adored Charleston Local

Jack Hitt- Writer, Contributor to New Yorker, Esquire, and Outside Magazine, born and raised in Charleston, Driver extraordinaire (as a high school senior) of P-G School Bus. 

Sandy Tecklenburg- First Lady of Charleston, mother of 5, community activist

Paige Tolmach- Documentary film maker, producer and director, from Charleston 

Matt Tolmach- Executive Producer of “Spiderman” movies and “Captain Marvel,” former President of Sony Pictures, LA

Gloria Gaynor- wrote and performed “I will Survive,” the greatest disco anthem of all time, International recording artist, performer, writer, and charismatic speaker.

Chris Volf- CEO, Work Volf Consultants, LLC, Board of Directors, Coastal Community Foundation

Lee Manigault- a preeminent Charleston hostess, and co-founder of "Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits"

Nathalie Naylor- Very talented Sullivan's Island based Charleston Interior Stylist

Mary Coleman- Marriage and Family Therapist, Charleston Native 

​Charlie Moore- President, Carolina Commercial, LLC, Active in community affairs and outdoor pursuits 

William Moffatt- Former Wall Street Principle, County Commissioner
Dolores County, Colorado

Rosemary Connelly- Philanthropist, Founder local non-profit "The Magdalene House"