The Promise of Spring

We love watching the seasons change and spring in South Carolina might be one of our favorite things. Even after the hardest of winters, the trees and flowers begin to bloom and give new life once again. For the kids and teens we help every day, it’s a visual reminder that life might not always… Read more »

A New Year’s Resolution

One of our favorite activities each January is the kids’ New Year’s Resolutions! We thought you’d enjoy seeing what’s on their minds for 2016. Our youngest, a 4-year-old, wants to eat more Chinese food and to go to school. This week we were able to enroll her in 4K. A 7-year-old boy wants a pet… Read more »

Kevin’s day off

Monday marked the first day of school for our children… well, everyone except Kevin. Kevin was thrilled to have the whole big house and all of the houseparents’ attention to himself today. He said that he woke up later than everyone else – and it “ROCKED!” Later, he took his two new favorite toys, Batman… Read more »

Sharing Samantha’s Story

One of our volunteers put together a video about one of our former residents, Samantha, and her journey from homelessness to success. We are so proud of Samantha and all of her hard work! Samantha came to us during her senior year in high school. She had been living with her family in a church’s… Read more »

Fight, Flight or Freeze

One’s true coping skills becomes apparent when loss occurs. Fight, Flight, or Freeze. In the world of caring for kids who have experienced trauma and loss, I preach “express your feelings” and resiliency on a daily basis. (Who actually practices what they preach most of the time?) Anyhow, some kids fight the loss and trauma… Read more »

Palmetto Place Teen Determined to Succeed

Thank you to WIS and Meaghan Norman for this amazing story on Kendal, one of our teenagers at Palmetto Place. We are so proud of Kendal and his accomplishments and we’re excited to see where he lands after high school graduation. Link to WIS Story Link to WIS Awareness Story on Homeless Teens in the Midlands COLUMBIA,… Read more »

Dear Teachers…

Thank you for what you are about to take on! All those bright shining faces awaiting your direction and your enthusiasm for a brand new year! We’re so excited for the year ahead.   When you look around your classroom next week, you’ll see that every kid just wants to blend in with everyone else… Read more »


I love late summer. I loved it even more when I was a kid, though, because it meant the heat was about to subside (finally). It meant it was almost time to go back to school–and yes, I was the kind of kid who loved school. It also meant I got all sorts of fun new outfits,… Read more »