Teen Life

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 »

Palmetto Place is Family

Monday evenings are my favorite time during the work week because all of our teens pile into my office (and eat all of my candy) to tell me about their weekend and funny stories – along with the dozens of needs they each have for the week. Last Monday, as they were telling me about… 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 »

The Key to Success

One of our students headed back to college on Friday! What a great moment for her. Sad for us because we’ll miss her but we are so proud of her. I’m not sure who’s smiling wider – the Palmetto Place staff or our college student. This summer she worked two jobs so she could save… Read more »

Spring Cleaning

Today’s blog post comes from Victoria Infinger, our communications intern. When I think about spring cleaning, I think about throwing my scarves, sweaters and boots into a large rubber tub and pulling out last year’s pastel dresses and bathing suits. I wouldn’t give a second thought as to where to put my winter clothes. Easy… Read more »

Dress for Success program receives $1,000 grant

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter is pleased to announce it has recently been awarded a $1,000 grant from Colonial Life to help fund its Dress for Success program. The Dress for Success program will provide teen residents of Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter with necessary resources needed for job interviews, college interviews and military recruitment meetings. We’re… Read more »

Home Is Where Your… Wait. Where is “home”?

By Jill Lawson. In addition to providing case management and adjustment counseling for Palmetto Place residents, Jill is a high school social worker, where she works mostly with at-risk students. You’ve heard the phrase many times: “Home is where your heart is.” I know I use the word “home” multiple times a day, but recently I’ve been… Read more »

The Power of A Good Night’s Sleep

By Erin Hall, Executive Director Take just a moment with me and think about sleep. Think about your bed: sheets that smell like clean laundry, a great pillow, a warm quilt, maybe a fluffy comforter. Most nights I sleep pretty well. I wake up early when I’m stressed about kids or something else work related…. 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 »