Hope Center for Children's Ongoing Commitment to Transparency
June 29, 2017

Hope Center for Children earned the Platinum Seal, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar on June 29, 2017. This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information. Read the full press release here.


Rotary Club of Spartanburg Awards Grant to HCFC
June 8, 2017

The Rotary Club of Spartanburg recently awarded a grant to Hope Center for Children's Anchor House program, a long-term residential program for girls ages 11 to 19 who are in foster care.The award will enable a trip to Charleston for the girls. In addition to visiting historical places in Charleston, Anchor House residents will spend a half-day giving back to the Charleston community through community service. Read the full press release here.

Spartanburg Groups Partner to Build Family Relationships
April 30, 2017

Check out the Herald Journal article about our partnership with Mary Black Foundation, Children's Trust of SC, and Triple P America to support Spartanburg parents in building strong relationships with their children.

Foundation Launches New Initiative
April 7, 2017

Mary Black Foundation will partner with Hope Center for Children, Children's Trust of South Carolina, and Triple P America to build the capacity of Spartanburg County organizations to implement the Positive Parenting Program. "It takes all of us working together to ensure that our children are thriving. Hope Center is thrilled to partner with the Foundation on this Initiative," said Chamlee Loscuito, Hope Center for Children's CEO.  Read the full press release issued by Mary Black Foundation here.


Hope Center for Children's Programs Recognized as Evidence-based by NREPP
January 10, 2017

The recent publication of results from a large National Institute of Mental Health-funded research study prompted Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) to include the comprehensive model of care accredited for use by Hope Center for Children, the Teaching-Family Model (TFM), as a promising evidence-based practice. Read full press release here.


Hope Center for Children Receives National Accreditation

Hope Center for Children was awarded national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) on March 18, 2016. COA partners with human service organizations world-wide to establish best practices. This award is the result of more than two years of preparation and performance by Hope Center for Children staff and volunteers to achieve such esteemed accreditation. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of Hope Center for Children's programs, services, management, and administration. Read the full press release here.


The Spartanburg County Foundation Awards Grant to Hope Center for Children

The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $107,080 in capacity-building grants to twelve nonprofit organizations working to improve the overall social well-being of Spartanburg County residents in the area of Social Environment– The Charles Lea Center Foundation, Inc., Christmas in Action, Divinity Care Facility, Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, Inc., H.A.L.T.E.R., The Haven, Inc., Helping Hands Ministries of the Woodruff Area, Hope Center for Children, Temple Education Ministries, Senior Centers of Spartanburg County, The Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg, Inc., and the Town of Pacolet. 

The grants focused on strategic planning, fundraising/fund diversification, technology/social media, or organizational development. Hope Center for Children is the recipient of a $10,000 challenge grant to provide staff development, and evaluation and assessment for its Family Strengthening program.

Grant Awarded to Hope Center for Children

Thank you to the Carolina Panthers Charities for awarding a grant of $2,500 to Hope Center for Children. 


Transitional Living Program Youth Progress to Scattered Site Housing

With the help of many generous donors and volunteers, youth in our Transitional Living Program made a smooth transition to off-site housing. Volunteers worked alongside Hope Center staff and TLP residents to clean in preparation for the move, and the youth in the program were able to furnish the living areas with donated items. Living out in the community provides the opportunity for them to put into practice what they've been learning at Hope Center for Children while still supported by program staff. 

The Transitional Living Program is for youth ages 16 to 22 who are aging out of foster care or who are at risk of homelessness. To make a referral or for more information, contact Latrice Thompson at (864) 814-9432.

Pictured are volunteers from Johns Manville who helped clean and prepare the housing prior to move in.


Grants Awarded to Hope Center for Children

Thank you to the following organizations for awarding grants to Hope Center for Children:

  • AFL Global, $10,400
  • Broad River Electric Charities, $3,000
  • Piedmont Natural Gas, $3,000
  • Rotary Club of Spartanburg, $3,000
  • Women Giving, $35,000



Thanks to Kiwanis and Outback Steakhouse for hosting the Outback Golf Classic! Beautiful weather and a great group of golfers made this event truly a FUN fundraiser! The event benefited Hope Center for Children along with Healthy Smiles and The First Tee of Spartanburg. We would like to thank Todd Whitehead for his leadership of the event, volunteers from American Credit Acceptance, and host site Carolina Country Club. The event netted $2,850 for Hope Center for Children.




Thank you WSPA-TV News Channel 7 for highlighting Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention! Click here to see the video.





Hope Center for Children was featured on the South Carolina Business Review with Mike Switzer on May 23rd. Click here to listen to the podcast! 




Two Prominent Agencies Merge as Hope Center for Children
On March 12 at 11 a.m., the newly merged Ellen Hines Smith Girls' Home and the Children Shelter of the Upstate announced their new name: Hope Center for Children. These two historically strong Spartanburg organizations have merged to better provide the fullest continuum of care in the most financially responsible way possible to all of South Carolina. Read the full press release.



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