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Back to School: A Brief Word from our Education Advocate

The time is here! The 2021-2022 school year has officially begun for Aiken County Public School District. Before the school year begins, I make sure all our youth are set and ready to be successful for the year. Here's a short glimpse at what we do to prepare. I...

Sex Ed for All & Teen Pregnancy Prevention

In observance of Sex Ed for All Month and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, I want to first thank all instructors that were able to implement the curriculum in their classrooms.  We are working to continue providing quality, evidenced-based reproductive health...

Child Abuse Prevention Awareness

April is recognized for many different causes. One, in which our agency support, is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. Many people and organizations wear blue, or they may “plant” blue pinwheels to raise awareness. For the past 48 years, Helping Hands, Inc. has committed itself to caring for adolescent victims of abuse as well as providing services to prevent repetition of the cycle of abuse.

New program aims to help teen moms in Aiken County

Although Aiken County’s teen birth rate has steadily declined over the last two decades, it still holds the 33rd highest teen birth rate in the state. With this in mind, in conjunction with Fact Forward, Helping Hands Inc. is starting a new program aimed at offering...

Notre Dame Club of Augusta Donates $500

Last month, the Notre Dame Club of Augusta/Aiken contributed $500 to our organization. The Notre Dame Club of Augusta is a group of alumni who wish to continue their connection to the university and to meet fellow Irish in the community. They are committed to...

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for Direct Care Staff & Tutors! Learn more about these positions.

Brooke J.

I was taken into foster care for abuse. I can recall being sad, confused, and scared. I was extremely sad but also relieved. No one wants to experience abuse by the ones who are supposed to love and protect them no matter what. That can break so many trust barriers. I...

Ryan H.

I was taken into care on August 3, 2006 and deemed a ward of the state after being abandoned. On August 6, 2006 I was placed at Helping Hands. I remember feeling scared but the staff and residents helped. They were all strangers when I got there but everyone begin to...

Shekeriah A.

I was removed from my home due to neglect. I remember felling confused and angry. I was upset, mad at the world when I was brought into care. I cried every single night because I wanted to be with my family. I was also disrespectful towards the staff. The day I turned...

Khadijah S.

I was pretty much in Helping Hands for abuse, abandonment and neglect, but mainly for abuse and neglect. I felt sad and scared at first, but then I felt relief knowing I was safe from my mother and the staff truly cared about me. The first night I was there was when...

Helping Hands Stats

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Average Days in Our Care

Helping Hands is a temporary home for thousands of young people


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Volunteers help spread love to the children here and show them that there are people in the world who care about them



Financial impact of volunteer hours

The benefits of volunteering are measurable


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