Upcoming Events

Callen-Lacey Center for Children will be hosting its annual Shuckin’ for Shelter charity oyster roast 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at Crowfield Golf Club in Goose Creek. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and children under 12 eat free. Price includes all-you-can-eat oysters, food and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit Callen-Lacey Center, the only emergency shelter in Berkeley County serving youth who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.    

Latest News

The Carolina Youth Development Center was mentioned  in the Nov. 30 edition of the Post and Courier’s first in a series of articles on the Good Cheer Fund, of which CYDC is a beneficiary. Click on the link below to read the article and learn more about the community outreach program and its recipients.


Yes, I’d Like To Help Carolina Youth Development Center!

Caring for Children in the Lowcountry since 1790

Founded in 1790, Carolina Youth Development Center is an important part of Charleston’s historic and cultural heritage, a direct descendant of the Charleston Orphan House, America’s first publicly funded orphanage.

Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 600 children and youth locally each year. We care for young people with very serious problems, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and severe emotional disorders.

Yes, I’d Like To Help Carolina Youth Development Center!