Central Church of Christ

Southeastern Children's Home



Southeastern Children's Home provides residential services to abused and neglected or troubled adolescent boys and girls ages 11-21. These children, while extremely vibrant, require a great deal of behavior intervention. Upon completion of the program our young men and women are either returned to their natural home, placed in a less restrictive environment, or placed in an independent living program.

  Our children attend local public schools (Spartanburg County District Five) and are greeted three days a week after school by our on-site tutors to assist with home work or special projects.

  Our group homes use a parenting model in which a Christian couple lives in the residential facility with our children. The house parents consistently work with our young people to provide a stable nurturing environment.
 
 Southeastern Children's Home has three level 2 group homes. Two of these homes, the Smith Cottage and the Senn Cottage, are located on our main campus in Duncan, SC. Another is located near by in Lyman, SC. The Smith Cottage can host up to eight boys. Similarly, the Senn Cottage is a residential group home for up to eight girls. In the nearby town of Lyman, we have a pre-independent living facility in which four of our older female residents learn independent living skills that will allow them to flourish upon graduation of our program.

​  Educational Program - Most of the children referred to our residential program have been placed in several foster or group homes over their short lifespan. As a result, the majority of our residents come to Southeastern Children's Home approximately one or two school terms behind similarly aged children. In order to foster an environment of learning, we employ teachers who work with each of the children after school in our state-of-the-art classroom setting located in the Family Service Center. During these times, our students receive individualized attention for difficult assignments and projects. Additionally, during their tutoring sessions, our children have access to computers and internet for research.

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