​​dba ThriveSaves Lives: Transitional Housing & Holistic Services for Domestic Violence Victims & Survivors

                                                            ABOUT US


THRIVE SC provides transitional housing, holistic services, and cutting-edge 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, holistic services, and cutting edge resources for survivors of domestic violence

THRIVE'S goals are to equip survivors of violence with the tools necessary to build emotional and financial independence; 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; to advocate for tougher laws and stricter sentences for perpetrators of abuse; to provide an exit strategy with transportation and a “rescue” team for women being held “captive” in rural areas with no means of escape

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.


Thrive Program Director and Social Worker


Thrive Director of Marketing and Product Development



Colonel Joseph Garcia 

​Executive Vice President/CFO , SUNY Empire State College
Former CFO, The Citadel &
Former CFO, US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Roy T Willey 
Attorney, Anastapoulo Law Firm

Melissa Maddox-Evans, Esq 
CEO, Charleston County Housing Authority

Peggy Hines
Financial/Life Coach, Entrepreneur

Holly Wiggins 
Strategic Business, Marketing, Communications & Product Professional, (OCFO), FSIS, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wash, DC

Michele Wiles
Director of Human Resources, Medical University SC

Dave Marvel
Family Law and Maritime Attorney

Paige Goldberg Tolmach

Documentary Film Maker 


Dorothea Benton Frank
NY Times Bestselling Author

Gloria Gaynor

"I will Survive” Queen of Disco, Author, Philanthropist

Sandy Tecklenburg

First Lady of Charleston, SC, Business Woman, Philanthropist 

Jack Hitt

Author, Writer, Contributor New Yorker & Esquire Magazines

Matt Tolmach 
Executive Producer (Spiderman), Sony Pictures, LA

​Tony Pfaff

Senior Army & Military Advisor to State Dept, Serves on National Security Council

Charlie Moore 
President, Carolina Commercial, LLC

Mary Coleman

Marriage and Family Therapist, Activist

William Moffatt 
Semi-retired Principal at Wall St Investment Firm

Rosemary Connelly
Philanthropist, Spanish Language Liaison

Nikki Opoulos Dickens
Program Director, The Step UP Network


THRIVE SC is developing an excellent network of community and national partners and associates, including Mayor and Mrs. John Tecklenburg, The Mayor's Office on Aging, City of Charleston Elder Abuse Coordinating Council, City of Charleston, Mayor Keith Summey, City of North Charleston, Mayor Linda Page, Town of Mt. Pleasant, Town of Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Town of Summerville, Charleston County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, Roper St. Francis Hospitals, MUSC, East Cooper Hospital, The Department of Mental Health, The Department of Social Services, The Charleston, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant Police Departments, Charleston County Sheriff’s Department, The Coastal Community Foundation, Reddy Foundation, Sprinturf, NFL Task Force on Domestic Violence, Charleston iGoddess Fair, Gloria Gaynor/ iwillsurvive.org, Tara Guerard/Soiree, Michael Bolton Charities, My Sister's House, Anne Lee/Heart Feather, Renaissance Weekend, Theresa’s Fund, DomesticShelters (National org), Georgetown University Alumni Association, The SC Coalition for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCADVASA), The SC Victim's Advocacy Network, Tri- County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, SC Association of Non-profit Professionals, The National Coalition on Domestic Violence, Safe Harbor DV shelters in Upstate SC, The Washington State Coalition on Domestic Violence, Liza's Lifeline, Goodbye Abuse Ministry, ASPCA, STRIVE /STEPUP Network, OneEighty Place, MADD USA, Domestic Violence Hope Walk, Walk a Mile In Her Shoes, The Citadel, The College of Charleston, Charleston School of the Building Arts, Charleston and North Charleston Housing Authorities, SC Bar Association, Charleston Bar Association, Pro Bono Legal Aid, Two Fish Enterprises, Dee Norton Children’s Center, Cooper River Bridge Run, SC Arm in Arm, Charleston Ideas Into Action, YWCA, Darkness to Light, The Post & Courier and affiliates, Lowcountry Parent Magazine, Litton TV, WCBD-TV, WCSC TV, Trident Technical College, Charleston Southern, Joanna Foundation, Post & Courier Foundation, Exaugural Fund, COMACT USA and COMACT CANADA, The Rotary Club, The Center for Women, People Against Rape, Southeast Wildlife Exposition, Florence Crittendon, HALOS, The Magdalene House, The Serenity Center-Summerville, Bliss, Wando High School, Ashley Hall School, Academic Magnet High School, Sony Pictures LA, Chico’s, ULTA, Belk,  Bliss Center, and more…