The Children’s Attention Home was founded out of concern and compassion for victims of child abuse, abandonment, and neglect. In 1969, the Rock Hill Ministerial Association discovered that innocent children were placed in jail, due to a shortage of available foster homes.
In the fall of 1970, a house was rented in Rock Hill, South Carolina to provide short-term emergency shelter for up to 9 children, who had experienced abuse, neglect, poverty, or an incarcerated parent. The community stepped in at once to offer time, resources, and financial support. Many people helped in the renovation and start of the facility by volunteering. The support and commitment from the community to care for these most vulnerable children was immediate and impactful.
Since the Home first opened, the campus has grown and is now able to provide care for up to 36 children at a time. Services have also expanded to include full-service developmental and transitional care, for children and teens with varying levels of need. The Home serves approximately 115 children each year and has served over 8,500 since its inception.