Helping Hands of Clemson, Inc. Children's Home

Helping Hands of Clemson:

Helping Hands Children’s Home opened its door in 1984. Our mission is to provide the children placed in our care with a safe place to live as well as food, clothing, access to education, healthcare, and counseling. Our program accepts abused and/or neglected teenage boys who have been taken into care by the South Carolina Department of Social Services. We are licensed to care for teenage boys throughout the state but the majority of the children come from Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Oconee, and Pickens Counties. Our current license grants us to care for boys from age 7 to age 21. The boys may be with us as little as overnight or up to a year or more. Our home can care for up to 32 boys at one time and has cared for more than 8,800 children since opening its doors. We have an annual operating budget of $989,000+. Over 50% of the children that find shelter at Helping Hands are here due to neglect that is often a direct result of parental substance abuse. Many of the children test positive for exposure to drugs.  All of the children have been victims of neglect and/or abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or mental abuse).