Children’s Trust awarded grant funding to four new partners in the Lowcountry to deliver the Strengthening Families Program (SFP). The grantees are Carolina Youth Development Center in Berkeley County; Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission in Summerville; Lutheran Services Carolinas in Charleston; and National Youth Advocate Program in North Charleston.

Each partner will deliver two cycles of the 14-session evidence-based program this year. A recent story in the Summerville Journal Scene details how families are embracing the program in Dorchester County, where the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services teamed with Children’s Trust in funding the program at Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission.

SFP plays an important role in keeping families strong while protecting against potential child abuse or neglect. Children’s Trust now supports the program in collaboration with local partners in 27 South Carolina counties after starting implementation five years ago with four initial sites. The Duke Endowment and the S.C. Department of Social Services serve as funding partners in this statewide effort.

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