About the Home
Loving & Caring for Abused Children Since 1970
To provide a safe and nurturing home for abused and neglected children.
Who We Serve
Located in York County, we serve children ages birth to 21 all across South Carolina, offering temporary shelter, compassionate support and individualized care for every child. The children we serve have been removed from their homes by the SC Department of Social Services because of abuse, abandonment and/or neglect they have endured from their caregivers. The children are placed in our care until a long-term solution is found.
Long-term placements for every child are determined by DSS and can range from:
- Reunification with their family
- Kinship care that makes it possible for the child to live with a blood relative rather than the parent
- Long-term foster care or residential care placement
- Termination of parental rights, which allows the child to enter the adoption process
Since its establishment in 1970 by the Rock Hill Ministerial Association, the Home has provided temporary shelter for more than 7,500 children. The Home opened its doors in 1970 to serve victimized children from across the state of South Carolina and continues to serve children from all counties in South Carolina.
Every child who comes to the Children Attention Home is unique and receives resources and attention to meet their individual needs. Oftentimes, the Home is the first time a child has ever experienced love and affection. Our team of staff and volunteers provide a secure environment that meets both physical and emotional needs of these young victims.
The three cottages on our main campus are licensed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services and serve up to 42 children at any one time. On average, children will remain with the Home for 3-6 months, although some have stayed for over 2 years. During their stay, the children continue to work on their basic living skills, job skills and participate in local community sports and clubs.
All children who reside in the Children’s Attention Home are engaged in physical, educational, and recreational activities. With help from local donors and supporters, the Home is able to provide the children with exciting and unique experiences, such as professional football games, basketball games and baseball games, local restaurants, movies, museums, on camping and beach trips, and many other activities that they would normally not have the opportunity to attend if they were living at home.
If you are in need of Emergency Crisis Intervention with your child, please call 911, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, or 1-855-4-A-PARENT. To learn more about child abuse, reporting child abuse, or child abuse prevention, click here.