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.