The Lancaster Children’s Home is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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) was established as 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 and has grown to serve an average annual total of 101 children. In 1992, LCH became licensed with the state of South Carolina to enable assistance for children from outside of Lancaster County. From the organization’s humble beginnings in a quaint house on Chesterfield Ave to its current 124 acre multi-cottage location on Hwy 903 in Lancaster, LCH is ever-evolving to care for children in need. Successfully meeting the ever-changing needs of the children is attributed to caring, long-tenured staff; our relationship with our supportive community; and always putting the children first and operating by the motto of “Whatever It Takes!”