Florence Crittenton Progams of South Carolina
Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina (FCP) provides young, at-risk pregnant and parenting women comprehensive services to help them become self-sufficient and responsible mothers. The program helps clients develop empathy, learn how to anticipate outcomes of their actions, see alternatives to negative behaviors, and recognize that they have choices when making decisions. FCP encourages them to make healthy, beneficial changes so that they can further their education, heal through counseling, and build a support system and trusting relationships with positive role models. FCP’s Family Development Program provides comprehensive home-based support services to at-risk, low-income single parents with children ages five and under who live in the Tri-County area of Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester. FCP promotes positive family dynamics and self-sufficiency by assisting the mother with individual counseling, continuing education and career growth. A primary focus of the Family Development Program is to help young children enter school “ready to learn” by strengthening the mother’s ability to meet the child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental needs. Homeless families may apply for the transitional housing project, which provides subsidized rent so that each disadvantaged young mother may complete her education and pursue vocational training, thus giving her the opportunity to achieve independence and greater financial security for her family.