Established in 1991, The Parenting Place provided very basic programs that advocated for the safety of all children in Pickens County. Only a few years ago, our agency had a staff of only five workers; today, we have an amazing staff of 17 people dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in the upstate.


Through additional programming like Healthy Families America (HFA), Counseling and Supportive Services, and Parenting Education classes, our agency provides support and education for parents who lack the ability to nurture or bond with their children because of the adverse childhood experiences they endured. Instead of perpetuating the cycle of abuse and neglect in Pickens County and our neighboring Upstate counties, The Parenting Place’s programs aim to break those cycles.

Mission: To provide the services, resources and support to prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect across Upstate SC.


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PO Box 931  Pickens, SC 29671

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The Parenting Place provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, other non-merit based factors, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  


This policy applies to management practices and decisions, as well as all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment and hiring practices, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.