The Lancaster Children’s Home is a 501(c)(3) organization, licensed by the Department of Social Services as a residential care provider for boys and girls ages eight to twenty-one.
It is the mission of the Lancaster Children’s Home to provide a safe, stable, nurturing, homelike environment for abused, abandoned or neglected children within Lancaster County and the state of South Carolina.
It is the vision of the Lancaster Children’s Home to educate and instill positive values and life skills in our children who have been abused, abandoned and neglected so that they become independent, productive and responsible citizens.
In 1961, the Lancaster Children’s Home, Inc (LCH) became a 501 (c)(3) private-nonprofit agency to serve children from Lancaster County. LCH served a total of 22 children its first year of incorporation while this past year a total of 117 children were served. From the organization’s humble beginnings in a quaint house on Chesterfield Ave to its current 124 acre multi-cottage location off of Hwy 903, LCH is ever-evolving to care for children in need. In 1992, LCH became licensed with the state of South Carolina to enable assistance for children from outside of Lancaster County. Meeting the ever-changing needs of the children is attributed to caring, long tenured staff and community while always putting the children first and operating by the motto of “Whatever It Takes!”