We have 22 organizations competing to be one of four Superheroes for Prevention! We will have four winners, one from each of the four regions of South Carolina – Upstate, Lowcountry, Pee Dee and Midlands. Winning organizations will receive $1,000. To compete for the Superhero prize, organizations also must be a 501 c (3) non-profit organization.
The organizations from the Upstate include: Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM), Foothills Alliance, Greenville First Steps, A Child’s Haven, Safe Kids Upstate, REACH Upstate Inc., Birth Matters, Julie Valentine Center, Communities In Schools of Greenville, Inc., Compass of Carolina and Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter.
Foothills Alliance offers child abuse prevention services to families at risk in Anderson County, to provide crisis intervention and support services to child and adult survivors of severe physical and sexual abuse and to serve as their advocates in Anderson and Oconee Counties. Foothills Alliance offers prevention, intervention, and support services to survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse in Anderson and Oconee counties in South Carolina.Foothills Alliance is a nonprofit agency that encompasses three programs: Child Advocacy Center, Prevent Child Abuse, and Sexual Trauma Center.
Greenville First Steps facilitates a collaborative community partnership for measurably improving the early childhood development of all children in Greenville County.
A Child’s Haven provides therapeutic intervention and prevention services for families and their young children who experience developmental delays as a result of abuse, neglect or poverty.
Safe Kids Upstate works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading cause of death in children 14 years and younger. We serve families with children, focusing on those families with children 14 years and younger. Along with our coalition partners, Safe Kids Upstate has been able to contribute significantly to reducing the number of deaths of children due to accidental injury. Safe Kids Upstate provides specific and effective programs educating children and their families about how to be safe at home‚ at play and on the way. Safe Kids along with SC kids count has been able to identify the safety concerns develop programs to help reduce the risk of injury to all of our children.
REACH Upstate Inc. promotes healthy lifestyles and families in Spartanburg County through prevention education. One way we do this is through the “PECS” program, Parent Education for Child’s Success.
Birth Matters strives to reduce disparities in birth outcomes for low-income mothers in Spartanburg and Cherokee County by providing high quality educational and emotional support to pregnant mothers before, during and after birth.
Julie Valentine Center works to end child abuse and sexual assault through prevention, education, investigation, and treatment.
Communities In Schools of Greenville, Inc. surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Compass of Carolina strives to strengthen the community by strengthening individuals and families.
Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter serves abused and neglected children and youth by providing protective shelter and developmentally appropriate care in a nurturing environment. Our vision is to see that all children in our community receive the support, encouragement and resources needed to ensure their physical well-being, develop strong self confidence and achieve their full potential.
“Just as parents need a social network to keep their families strong and their children safe, we know that super heros need friends too, ” said Sue Williams, Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Trust of South Carolina. “It is exciting for us to reach out to so many great organizations across our state doing important work on behalf of children and their families. We want them to know how much they are appreciated.”
Vote for your favorite Upstate Superheroes on the Children’s Trust Facebook Page. Each Facebook fan can vote once a day (every 24 hours), so be sure to tell your friends and family to keep those votes coming in for your nonprofit to win $1,000.
Check out our Superheroes for Prevention trailer to see how these efforts make a difference.