Foster Care Awareness Month

In recognition of Foster Care Awareness Month this May, the Children's Bureau is emphasizing foster care as "a support to families, not a substitute for parents." Foster care is an incredibly important service provided by willing families as child welfare workers develop a solution to move children in care towards a situation of permanency. To learn more about foster care, visit the website for the Child Welfare Information Gateway to access a number of resources and information about how you can get involved.

Charles and Judy have fostered over 60 children in the past five years. They have always loved children, and when their own children became adults, they decided to open their home to children in foster care after speaking with experienced friends. Over the years, they have gained profound insights through their experiences with foster care.

"Every child and every situation is different. We are continually learning and growing within the foster care system," said Charles. "Some placements last a few days or weeks, while others may last years. Some children come with only the clothes on their backs."

Charles and Judy continue to foster because they recognize "the great need for and shortage of good foster parents," and they know that "[the children] are going back to a much better home and situation than when they left."

They advise those considering foster care that "when the child leaves your care, it should hurt a little, else you are not doing it right. Reunification, getting them back to their home, is always the main objective, even when they take a piece of your heart with them."

Pendleton Place's Assessment Center works with both biological families and foster families to help meet the needs of and develop permanent solutions for children experiencing foster care. Clients like Charles and Judy are able to conveniently access evaluative services and receive the support needed to effectively care for the children placed in their home.

Each year, an increasing number of families experience the removal of a child due to a range of factors, from abuse and neglect to financial hardship, substance abuse, or mental health concerns. It is important to recognize that circumstances like these do not mean that the children involved are unloved. In most cases, the family simply needs some help.

Donate to Pendleton Place and support the Assessment Center's work to provide children with a stable home environment and a bright future!
Greenville Women Giving Grant

Our Executive Director and Director of Residential Services recently presented at Greenville Women Giving's showcase for grant proposals. They  discussed the need for bathroom renovations in our Smith House building and presented designs developed by Interior Design professionals Millie Thomasson and  Lauren Mahaffey from  McMillan Pazdan Smith .

We are excited to announce that Greenville Women Giving has awarded Pendleton Place a grant to bring these incredible designs to life. We will be partnering with DPR Construction to remodel the bathrooms and double the shower space we have available for our 10 residents. Thank you, Greenville Women Giving, for making it possible for us to create a more comfortable home for our residents!
Visit our campus!

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 outreach@pendletonplace.org.
Donor Spotlight

Recently, employees from  Bristol-Myers Squibb coordinated a drive for donations to Pendleton Place at their quarterly meeting. By providing a generous amount of paper products, cleaning supplies, and office supplies, the budget-relieving impact of these donations will allow us to allocate our resources where they are most needed. Thank you, Bristol-Myers Squibb, for supporting our agency in a tangible way!
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).
Volunteer Spotlight

We would like to thank volunteers from the Davidson Alumni Group for painting rooms that we will be converting into residential spaces for our emergency shelter. Because of their hard work, the homeless and runaway youth who come to stay with us will have a calming and inviting space to lay their heads at night. Thank you, Davidson Alumni Group, for your commitment to improving our community through service!
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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