Don’t let fear prevent you from providing the love and support of a stable home to a child in Foster Care

They welcome children from broken family systems and envelop them in love, respect and acceptance. They provide counseling, education, medical care and spiritual enrichment, help them reunite with their families or find loving foster families, and guide them to high school graduation and beyond. Since 1896, Epworth Children’s Home has served children and families through […]

The Mental Illness Recovery Center Saves Lives and Money Right Here

If you are looking to positively impact our most vulnerable and under-served community members’ quality of life, you have an opportunity this Giving Tuesday. Your contribution to Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc., ( improves the lives of people facing mental illness and homelessness, while saving us all millions of dollars and strengthening our community. Supporting […]

Children’s Trust of South Carolina believes that every child should grow up happy, healthy, nurtured and safe

As South Carolina’s leader in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, Children’s Trust partners with local organizations across the state to work with the whole family – children, parents, grandparents and caregivers. Children’s Trust provides a variety of evidence-based programs that help families handle life’s challenges – big and small – together. The organization […]

The Importance of the 12th Man

By Coach Tony Dungy Week in and week out, I developed plays for my team, and my players practiced to make sure they executed well. In life and in football, even the best-designed plays and highly-prepared teams can fail in the face of adversity and disappointment. Those challenges weigh you down. For my players on […]

Healthy Relationships Among College Students

By Osage Ekue College students have many obligations during their time on campus. Meeting the minimum credit hour per semester, participating in extracurricular activities, internships, and maintaining a good GPA are all essential, and have to be balanced with a new social life. The freedom students experience on campus can be challenging, particularly for students […]

Centering the Voices of Young Survivors in Columbia

Hi, my name is Iris Barber and I am a high school senior. During the past few years, I have volunteered with SCCADVASA and STSM. In my experiences, I’ve learned a lot about the heartbreaking statistics on sexual assault in the U.S. This past fall, I was really upset by watching and reading all the […]

Getting REAL About Relationships

SCCADVASA Takes the Lead on Raising Awareness About Healthy Relationships for South Carolina Youth Part 1 of a 3-part Series Dedicated to Youth, Relationships and Dating Youth and young adults today face challenges that previous generations couldn’t have envisioned. Changes in technology alone make the landscape for everyday life far different than it used to […]

1. Read More

Fuel Your Hobby at the South Carolina State Library There is something you love to learn about. The topic brings joy and excitement like few things do and you are eager to learn more. Quench that thirst for knowledge with help from the South Carolina State Library ( A State Library card ( is a […]

2. Don’t Waste Food

Make Food Waste Reduction Your Resolution in 2019 Do you keep breaking the same resolutions year after year? Try setting a new resolution starting in your refrigerator. Food is the No.1 item Americans throw away. Each year up to 40 percent of the food supply in the U.S. is never consumed — an annual loss […]