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Carolina Youth Development Center, East Cooper Home Store gives to local family

Carolina Youth Development Center, East Cooper Home Store gives to local family

The below is an article originally published on ABC News 4 website, found here. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A single mother and her five children received over $400 worth of furniture and home goods recently thanks to a partnership between the…

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Making our Voices Heard

Making our Voices Heard

Earlier this month, our strategic planning committee heard from Lyman Letgers,  senior director at Casey Family Programs, as part of our ongoing advocacy efforts at the state and national level. Mr. Letgers is currently consulting with the South Carolina Department…

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8 Is Great: Ways to Support Foster Care Month

8 Is Great: Ways to Support Foster Care Month

Foster care.  For most, those two words generate an immediate image. Maybe from personal experience or from what someone has seen on television or in a movie. For some, the image is a positive one – a fresh start at…

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Carolina Youth Development Center Celebrates the Life of Former CEO Edward E. Ledford

Carolina Youth Development Center Celebrates the Life of Former CEO Edward E. Ledford

On April 20, 2021, Edward E. Ledford, former Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) CEO and community advocate, passed away surrounded by family and friends. Ledford lived a life of service to children and families in the Charleston community. To honor…

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CYDC Board Members Featured in Who’s on the Move by LowcountryBiz

CYDC Board Members Featured in Who’s on the Move by LowcountryBiz

Carolina Youth Development Center appoints four new board members May 3, 2021 As Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) continues to grow its community partnerships the organization is pleased to announce the appointment of several community leaders to the CYDC Board…

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Coming together: How we heal from trauma

Coming together: How we heal from trauma

For almost a year now, our world has been a scary and unpredictable place. At the least, it's been an unsettling time for even those of us in the most stable environments. At most, for those in our community who…

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Carolina Youth Development Center Appoints Four New Board Members

Carolina Youth Development Center Appoints Four New Board Members

As Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) continues to grow its community partnerships the organization is pleased to announce the appointment of several community leaders to the CYDC Board of Directors.   Joining the CYDC Board are, Matt Austin, Attorney, Nelson Mullins;…

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CYDC Working to Prevent Child Abuse

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Carolina Youth Development Center, East Cooper Home Store gives to local family

A single mother and her five children received over $400 worth of furniture and home goods recently thanks to a ...
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CYDC Board Members Featured in Who’s on the Move by LowcountryBiz

Carolina Youth Development Center appoints four new board members May 3, 2021 As Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) continues to ...
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LIVE 5 News: SC bill considered to create transitional foster care resources

The article below ran on Live 5 News on January 27, 2021. By Alexis Simmons| January 27, 2021 at 3:08 PM EST ...
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Carolina Youth Development Center still serving Lowcountry families after 230 years

The below article was printed by the Post and Courier on January 2, 2021. By Rickey Ciapha Dennis Jr. rdennis@postandcourier.com ...
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JLL supports long-time partner Carolina Youth Development Center

Team prepares special dinner party at the center and donates games for the children June 01, 2020 As the COVID-19 ...
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Commentary: Child welfare professionals show up to protect children even during pandemic

*Article originally appeared in the Post and Courier on May 26, 2020. BY BEVERLY HARDIN May 26, 2020 At the ...
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CCF: How the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund is helping this group home care for more children amid coronavirus outbreak

On an average week, the Carolina Youth Development Center admits one new child to its group homes in North Charleston ...
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