Children's Attention Home awarded grant from Lutz Foundation

February 11, 2019
Rock Hill, S.C. - A makeover is in store for the children's cottages at the Children's Attention Home, thanks to a generous grant of $30,000 from The Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation.

Cottage renovations are soon to be underway with the goal of creating a more “home-like” space for the foster children and homeless youth in the care of the Children's Attention Home. The grant will assist with cosmetic updates such as floor replacements and painting, bathroom updates, and repairs.

“The Lutz Foundation continues to be a blessing to our children,” said Executive Director Emily Parrish. “First impressions are everything. We want the first thing a child experiences at the Children's Attention Home to be a warm welcome, and that includes the cottage where they will be living. We want our Home to feel like home.”

Through the years, the Home has served many children from Chester that have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. The trauma these children experience often parallels the physical living conditions from which they were removed. For many children, the Children's Attention Home is the first place where they feel safe, have a bed, or have a space to call their own. Youth often describe their first interactions with staff and other residents as welcoming, and the update of cottage spaces will allow the Home the physical environment to match the warmth of the people who care for them.

About The Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation

The Chester-based Lutz Foundation was established in 1995 with the mission to enrich lives by providing an endowment to fund education, community, health and welfare initiatives. In line with their mission to enrich as many lives as possible, it is the hope of the Lutz Foundation to make the Chester community a better place to live, raise a family and retire.

About the Children's Attention Home

The Children's Attention Home has provided a safe and nurturing home for over 8,000 abused and neglected children since 1970. Nationally accredited, the Home provides comprehensive, compassionate care and individualized support to South Carolina foster children ages birth to 21 and homeless youth ages 17 up to 21 to help them grow from their past into their future. For more information about the Children's Attention Home and ways to support, visit or call 803-328-8871.