The door is open to a child being carried in because he was rescued from an abusive environment with only the clothes on his back – no shoes – no coat – no one that he knows to receive him. This is common place at a children’s shelter.
In a 12 month period, 3219 children entered foster care in the state of South Carolina!
These children arrive at Palmetto Place and Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelters at all hours of the night and day. Some are hungry and dirty. Some are sick, or have injuries requiring medical treatment. All are emotionally traumatized and in need of much more than a roof over their heads to make them feel safe again. They have suffered abuse, neglect, or abandonment, at the hands of those they most trusted.
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter is a safe haven for abused and neglected children and homeless teens throughout the state of South Carolina. Children are provided a safe and nurturing environment where they have access to after-school programs, tutoring, recreational and social activities. Services are provided that concentrate on personal healing and development including medical attention, mental health care, crisis adjustment, and transitional counseling. Children are given the opportunity to succeed by receiving support to improve their grades and to stabilize their behaviors.
All children’s shelters have one main goal, to make a difference in the life of each child who come through the door. You can help the Dream Makers of GFWC-SC support these two great shelters and make a difference in the life of a child in crisis. Join them on February 25th as they present an Elton John Tribute Concert by Tokyo Joe Productions benefiting the Nancy K Perry Children’s Shelter and Palmetto Place!
Tokyo Joe Productions was formed in 1996, has independently released 5 CDs and performs an average of 200 shows a year in the Southeast. Greg Bickley is the spotlight of the entertainment. For more information/history, go to the Internet at www.tokyojoe.net You may preview a sample of the show on the Internet at: www.rocketmantribute.com