Over 200 years of caring: The Carolina Youth Development Center
Friday - June 04, 2010
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Founded in 1790 as the Charleston Orphan House, Carolina Youth Development Center's mission is to assist children in reaching their full potential as healthy and well-adjusted individuals by delivering a continuum of prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment services.
Originally located in downtown Charleston, the multiple programs of the Orphan House included an educational system, believed to have been one of the first in South Carolina; a kindergarten, the first in South Carolina and one of the first in the nation; and early efforts at foster family care.
This year marks the 220th anniversary of the founding of Carolina Youth Development Center/Charleston Orphan house. We'll hear more about its history and its current mission.