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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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This is one of the most poignant short films about the removal of children from their homes and their placement in foster care that our agency has ever come across. Like Zoey said “this is my past, my history, my story is not my fault. Its not because of me and doesn’t have to to be what defines my future. I AM LOVABLE.   ReMoved from HESCHLE on Vimeo.
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THANK YOU!!!! Lift The Lowcountry was a HUGE Success

From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank our many donors for making this 24 hours of giving one of our largest fundraisers EVER. We are humbled by the outpouring of support we received on May 6th and we are overjoyed knowing that our community is behind us in our fight to end child abuse in our state. #LiftTheLowcountry!  
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