Palmetto Association for Children and Families News

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.