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  • Aiken Youth Empowerment - Aiken - sex education promoting healthy decision making
  • Alston Wilkes Society - Columbia - provides offenders, former offenders, at-risk youth, homeless veterans, and families in crisis tools to become productive citizens


  • The Bair Foundation - Charleston, Columbia, Greenville - provides training and support to families becoming foster parents
  • Barnabas Horse Foundation for Children - Murrells Inlet - provides healing through fellowship with horses for children 4-17 recovering from physical abuse, sexual abuse, trauma
  • Be a Mentor - North Charleston - connects kids with adult mentors
  • Beyond Abuse - Greenwood - working with adults, children, and families in Abbeville, Greenwood, and Laurens counties
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    This nationwide mentoring program that matches adult volunteers and children ages 6-18.
    Carolina Youth Development Center - Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester counties
    Greater Columbia - Lexington, Richland counties
    Upstate - Greenville, Spartanburg counties
  • Birthright - Clemson - offers free pregnancy testing, counseling, community referrals/assistance, and abortion alternatives






  • Goodbye Abuse Ministry - Charleston - a referral and resource agency providing services to families having difficulties in overcoming the effects of violence in their home
  • Growing Home Southeast - Cayce-based - working with foster families across SC




  • Julie Valentine Center - Greenville - nonprofit organization provides free, confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families



  • Little Steps - Greenville - provides a non-judgmental environment of encouragement and accountability for teen and young parents in the Greenville County area by offering classes, peer groups, one-on-one mentoring, and parent-child enrichment activities
  • Low Country Orphan Relief - Charleston - meets the needs of abandoned, abused, and neglected children and intervenes where government aid ends
  • Lowcountry Crisis Pregnancy Center - North Charleston - provides medical services, referrals, and assistance with unplanned pregnancies
  • Lowcountry Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy - Greater Charleston area - works with at-risk children
  • Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas - Columbia - places children in foster and adoptive homes, provides comprehensive services to adults with special needs, aids veterans in regaining their independence, helps refugees acclimate to life in a new country



  • New Foundations Home for Children - Anderson - New Foundations is a private, nonprofit treatment agency caring for emotionally troubled children and their families. Services include Group Homes and the Family Counseling Center of Anderson.
  • New Morning Foundation - Columbia - works to limit teen pregnancies
    Tell Them - online advocacy to educate young women
  • Nurture Home - Aiken - Mental Health America of Aiken County's program to assist single women and mothers who are homeless and often the victims of domestic violence
  • Nurturing Center - Columbia - working with abused and neglected children





  • Tara Hall - Georgetown - residential school for troubled boys
  • Teens Before Parents - Spartanburg - educating teens to appreciate their youth
  • Thrive SC - Mount Pleasant - provides transitional housing and holistic resources necessary to build emotional and financial independence for survivors of domestic violence
  • Through The Storm Outreach Ministries - Kingstree - group home and transitional living program helping neglected, homeless youth and pregnant, teen mothers ages 14-22



  • The Village Group - Georgetown - youth advocacy through literacy, recreation and community involvement



  • York Place - York - residential and outpatient treatment for children with psychiatric illness and impairment in behavioral, cognitive, emotional, physical, familial, and social functioning
  • YWCA Upper Lowlands - Sumter - The YWCA Upper Lowlands works with victims of domestic violence amd is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Serves Sumter, Lee, Clarendon, and Kershaw counties.

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