National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Pendleton Place is proud to partner with Children's Trust of South Carolina,  the state's affiliate organization for Prevent Child Abuse, to break generational cycles of abuse through early intervention and prevention efforts.

After more than 45 years of involvement in child abuse cases, Pendleton Place knows the importance of reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors within
households. Why? Because the key to preventing child abuse is building stable, healthy, well-connected families. Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. Protective factors serve as buffers, helping parents who might otherwise be at risk of abusing their children to find resources, supports, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress.

The impact of child abuse is profound. Research demonstrates a close connection between childhood abuse and negative health and mental health outcomes later in life, and this association is a costly one! One analysis of the immediate and long-term economic impact of child abuse and neglect suggests that child maltreatment costs the nation as much as $258 million each day, or approximately $94 billion each year.

For more information on child abuse prevention, check out the Children's Bureau website, which has great resources and suggestions on how to get involved. Everyone has a role to play in ending child abuse. By raising awareness, supporting community programs, and advocating for strong families, we can enact change in our community and better the lives of the children within.

Donate to Pendleton Place's prevention efforts to support our state-wide effort to eradicate child abuse!

National Summit on Youth Homelessness 

Our Directors of Youth and Residential Services recently attended the  National Summit on Youth Homelessness . At the  National Network for Youth 's sixth annual event, our team members were equipped with information on preventing and responding to youth homelessness that we are confident will change and inform our the new services that Pendleton Place has in store for 2019.

"Being able to attend the National Summit on Youth Homelessness was such a great experience. The opportunity to hear from professionals all over the nation who are already doing great work with youth at risk for or currently experiencing homelessness was invaluable to our current efforts with the Youth Resource Center and the Emergency Shelter. The contacts we were able to gain will assist with ongoing efforts with our two new programs," said our Director of Residential Services, Halla Banafa.
Amazon Smile

Are you wondering how you can meet the direct needs of Pendleton Place? Consider purchasing an item from our Amazon Smile wish list! We keep an updated list of specific needs throughout our agency. When you purchase an item from our wish list, Amazon Smile donates a portion of the proceeds to our organization!
SSTM Charity Golf Tournament & Day at the Drive

Save the date! You won't want to miss these two exciting summer events hosted by SYNNEX Share the Magic (SSTM). Both of these events will benefit local children's charities, including Pendleton Place.

The 2019 SSTM   Charity Classic Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 8th. All players receive a $100 Titleist gift certificate to be redeemed at the Mobile Pop Up Shop on site at the tournament. Other prizes and giveaways available plus raffle, hole-in-one car giveaway, putting contest, team prizes, and much more!  For information about the golf tournament, click here.  

On Monday, June 10th,  SSTM  and The Greenville Drive are teaming up to help children in need in Greenville. Bring your family and friends to root for the home team at the annual SSTM  Day at the Drive To purchase tickets for the Day at the Drive, click here  (password: magic).
Donor Spotlight

Do you love pizza? We sure do ! Papa John's has kindly offered to donate pizza to our monthly Youth Advisory Board meetings. We are excited to receive the input of local youth on how we can improve the services we provide, and we are so grateful to Papa John's for making sure that we aren't working on empty stomachs!
Come See Us!

Do you have questions about the services we provide? Are you interested in learning more about our history?  Do you want to know where we are headed?

It can be difficult to put Pendleton Place's community impact into words . We want to invite you to visit our facilities and let us show you firsthand!

To schedule a tour of Pendleton Place, contact us at (864) 467-3650 or
Volunteer Spotlight

We are grateful to TD Bank for coming out and volunteering with us! Their group of 65 employees spent time painting, moving furniture, and doing yard work around our facilities. Thank you, TD Bank, for all you did to enhance the spaces we use for helping children and rebuilding families!
Our mission is to keep children safe and support families in crisis through prevention, assessment, and intervention.

Our vision is a community where children are safe, families are strong, and victims become whole again.


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