Palmetto Association for Children and Families News

Megan Branham Goes on DJJ “Behind the Fence” Tour

I’m a problem solver.

It more than likely has to do with the fact that I’m a first born, a social worker in the policy field and a mom, all roles that require the ability to solve problems daily, often at a moment's notice.

I enjoy finding solutions to complex problems and relish in the small wins. But sometimes those solutions aren’t easy to spot. Sometimes they are incredibly complex, complicated by human dynamics, tough-to-navigate systems and often woefully inadequate funding.

Generations Group Home

For Aimee and Brian Clark working at Generations Group is deeply personal. Not only because it’s where they met, but because it fed their professional passions in different ways and helped them both answer the call to make a difference in their community.

For Aimee, she saw an opportunity to fulfill an unmet need in the community. For Brian, helping Generations Group was an even more personal calling – it was somewhere he could help make a difference in the lives of sexually abused youth and children, something his own sister experienced as a youth.

Miracle Ministries Focused on Fostering Greater Community Engagement

Calling Beth Drake “busy” is an understatement. Beth spends part of her work week as a licensing specialist for Miracle Hill Ministries, a Palmetto Association for Children and Families (PAFCAF) member, founded in 1958 to care for unwanted, troubled, neglected and abused children who had no place to stay. The other half of her time is spent at Grace Church where she focuses on recruiting and supporting foster parents within the church community in Greenville.

What Will You Do to Help Keep Children Safe?

By Erin Galloway Hall

The phrase “foster care” inspires much discussion and passion around our state and the country. Many of you have volunteered or donated to a local children’s home or foster care agency. Maybe your church has multiple foster families whom you support. Perhaps your community has been attached to a children’s home for decades and you have memories of playing with the kids in their backyard.

Children's Advocacy Day Set for April 4

The sixth annual Children's Advocacy Day will be held April 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the State House to ring in Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The S.C. Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, along with fellow child advocates Children's Trust and Silent Tears, are partnering for a press conference that will focus on the need for legislators, agencies and organizations to combat child abuse and neglect through prevention, treatment and prosecution.

New CEO selected to lead Palmetto Association for Children and Families

Over the last few months, the Palmetto Association for Children and Families (PAFCAF) has conducted an extensive search for a new CEO. PAFCAF board members, consultants, and an external executive recruitment firm were all involved in the search for a new leader. In selecting their new CEO, PAFCAF leadership were focused on selecting an individual who had a proven record of leadership in South Carolina of advancing initiatives and investments that better protect children and strengthen families.