About Us

Hope Center for Children was formed when two strong organizations, the Ellen Hines Smith Girls' Home and the Children Shelter of the Upstate, combined forces to provide a broader array of services to meet the needs of children and families in our community.


Your generosity helps to enhance the lives of the families and children we care for through our programming and services. Giving is easy! Simply click the donate button and enter any amount you would like to give.

Parent Support

Since each child is different and none come with an instruction book, click here to learn about a variety of supports for parents.




Dedicated volunteers are a vital part of Hope Center for Children! Find out how you can get involved and make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.

Building stable, healthy families and providing children a safe place from abuse and neglect.

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