Upcoming Events

CYDC will host its 2014 “A Night for the Children” Gala Thursday, September 18, 7 p.m., at McCrady’s Restaurant. Highlights of the evening will include silent and live auctions, live music and dancing, and Chef Sean Brock’s award-winning cuisine. Proceeds benefit CYDC’s nine programs which help children who are victims of abuse or neglect, as well as youth facing adversity in the tri-county area.

Latest News

Check out the inspiring feature story on CYDC resident and rising South Carolina State Freshman Justin Williams that appeared in the Post and Courier on July 20!


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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!