Monthly Archives July 2015

Lack of Foster Homes Forces Some South Carolina Children into Hotels

Some children removed from their homes by South Carolina’s Department of Social Services were placed in hotels because the state agency said there were not enough appropriate foster homes. “Some children are doubled up in foster homes, some where we can’t find placements, go into our group care provider,” said Upstate DSS Team Leader Elaine Bailey. DSS statistics show the number one reason children were removed from their family home was “neglect”.  The agency said the primary concern was the safety of the child. 7 On Your Side reviewed public documents including DSS receipts which show several hotels were used
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50% of Kids have Diagnosable Mental Illness- 8% Get Treatment

Researchers at the Child Mind Institute say 50 percent of U.S. children will have a diagnosable mental illness, but less than 8 percent will get treatment in any given year. There is a cavernous gap between the number of children struggling with mental health conditions and the number who actually get help. That’s one of the conclusions of the Children’s Health Report released recently by the Child Mind Institute. The report states that nearly 50 percent of youth in the United States will have had a diagnosable mental illness at some point during childhood. Of those diagnosed, 22 percent will have a serious
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Be a Summer Santa! Help Us Fulfill our Wishlist

Its never to early to start thinking about the needs of families we serve. This time of year we often hit a lull in donations, yet our caseload in our out-reach program still exceed 100+ families. In addition to those families we have 27 boys living on the farm who are gearing up to head back to school in August! Click on our SUMMER SANTA to read our Wish list and see how you can help! If you are able to be a Summer Santa please contact meg.leisey@windwoodfarm.org or debra.hanna@windwoodfarm.org  or Drop off at: 900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite 110, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
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