Helping Hands has been a temporary home for thousands of young people in our 48-year history. We currently accept child victims of abuse, who do not have significant, maladaptive patterns of emotional or behavioral problems. Residents are primarily from Aiken County but can come from all over the state of South Carolina.
As an agency, we strive to help create stability for our residents, therefore the length of placement can range from one day to several years, depending on the needs of the child and his/her family. Like any home, our young people have rules and regulations to follow when they are with us. They do household chores, have homework time with tutors, go to school dances, participate in religious activities if they wish, and go to community events. We also use the time to teach them important life skills, support them emotionally, teach them coping skills, and provide educational/legal/medical advocacy.
Helping Hands provides care 24/7/365 through the employment of caring adults who help to ensure the safety of residents. In the living environment, residents ranging from birth to 21 are divided by age and gender in order to support healthy development within a group of peers with shared experiences.
For more information about the residential program, contact the office by calling (803) 648-3456.