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 single-parent children ages 6-16.
– Greater Columbia - Lexington, Richland counties
– Lowcountry - Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester counties
– Upstate - Greenville, Spartanburg counties
Caleb's Dragonfly Dreams - Myrtle Beach organization provides positive events and activities to abandoned, abused and neglected children that reside in shelters and group homes
Children's Attention Home - Rock Hill - emergency and long-term residential facility for children birth-21
– Crossroads - program for homeless, unaccompanied and at-risk youth 17-20 providing free housing, clothing, meals, health care, life skill coaching, educational support and more for up to 2 years
Children's Chance - Columbia-based - helps families across SC who have children with cancer
A Child's Haven - Greenville - therapeutic services for children and their families
Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons - Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield - works to support and empower domestic violence and sexual violence victims and their families by providing services, reducing the tolerance of abuse, and advocating for social change
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
Lutheran Services 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
My Sister's House - Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester counties - assists victims of domestic violence and their children
National Youth Advocate Program - North Charleston - partners with various governmental and private agencies throughout the state all working together to improve the lives of children and families
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.
Safe Harbor - Grenville - emergency domestic violence shelter provides counseling, legal advocacy, and transitional housing, as well as community outreach and teen dating violence education in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties
WINGS for Kids - Charleston - social and emotional learning after school
WomensLaw.org - legal information for women living with or escaping domestic violence - use links for SC-specific info
YWCA Upper Lowlands - Sumter - The YWCA Upper Lowlands works with victims of domestic violence and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Serves Sumter, Lee, Clarendon, and Kershaw counties.