Frequently Asked Questions


I. How long do children usually stay at Helping Hands?
The average length of stay is 124 days, but it ranges from a few hours to, in special cases, several years.

II. What can I do to help?
You can help by becoming a supporter of Helping Hands. Please see our Get Involved section for more information.

III. Where are the children who live at Helping Hands from?
Children who live with us are primarily from Aiken County however, children may come to live with us from any other county in the state of South Carolina.

IV. Who decides when children leave Helping Hands?

When a child and his / her parents have completed the objectives set up by the placementagency, the agency will make a recommendation that the court order be changed to allow the child leave this agency. In some cases, though, the staff at Helping Hands may decide that a child could benefit more from being somewhere else. In that situation, the child will leave earlier.

V. Who does Helping Hands serve?
Helping Hands, Inc. provides residential services to boys and girls between birth and 21 years old who have been removed from their homes by court order through the South Carolina Department of Social Services or the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Helping Hands does not accept private placements. School and community based programs are provided throughout Aiken County and surrounding areas. To find out more about having one of our programs come to your school, church, or community group, please contact us at (803) 648-3456.

Learn about Helping Hands

"Shaping Brighter Futures for Children and Families"

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Contact Helping Hands

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 503 - Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 648-3456
Fax: (803) 641-4161

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