Our Mission and Vision

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Our Mission is to keep children safe and support families in crisis through prevention, assessment, and intervention.

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

Our Programs

Founded in 1975, Pendleton Place accomplishes comprehensive child welfare and family stabilization work through three key programs that protect, equip, and heal.

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Assessment Center

The Assessment Center, housed at and led by Pendleton Place, is a multi-agency evaluation center for families to identify root causes of neglect or abuse and establish recommendations for a plan to improve the well-being of children.

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Youth Resource Center

What is the Youth Resource Center?

Pendleton Place’s Youth Resource Center (YRC) provides a low-barrier space to meet the basic needs of young adults ages 17-24 experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Our model of service utilizes a youth-focused framework incorporating positive youth development, trauma-informed care, and economic mobility.

Services At a Glance:

      •  Drop-in Hours

      •  Independent Living Services
      •  Short-term Case Management
      •  Housing Assistance
      •  Mentoring
      •  Street Outreach

Why We Do What We Do:

According to the 2019 South Carolina State of Homelessness Report, 794 in South Carolina between ages 18-24 were counted as experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. Of those, 110 youth were in the Upstate of South Carolina. There is still so much stigma regarding homelessness today it can be difficult to imagine someone so young finding themselves experiencing it, but the truth of the matter is they are often hiding in plain sight. We find them doubled up in someone else’s home, couch surfing, staying on a relative’s property in shelter not meant for human habitation, or other various places. They need a safe place to go, and the YRC is just that.

For More Information:

More details on YRC Services will be coming to the website soon, but don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions! Just reach out to Josh Crocker, our Independent Living Specialist, at jcrocker@pendletonplace.org.

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Smith House

Caring and trained professional staff members at Smith House provide a home for teen girls ages 12–21. In addition to basic needs like food and clothing, our residents are provided with counseling services, structured educational support, life skills training, financial literacy classes, civic engagement and other hands-on opportunities aimed at preparing these vulnerable youth for successful, independent living after foster care.

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