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South Carolina Children's Advocacy
Medical Response System – State Office

9 Richland Medical Park Drive, Suite 260
Columbia, SC 29203
Ph. 803-434-3822
Fax 803-434-3821

Director: Olga C. Rosa, MD FAAP
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hospital Affiliations: Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

Children’s Advocacy Centers

Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) are community-oriented, facility-based programs that bring together, under one umbrella, all professionals and agencies needed to offer comprehensive services to suspected child victims of abuse of neglect. A CAC provides the following services:

  • Child abuse medical evaluations
  • Forensic interviews conducted by child oriented, professionally trained staff; information is gathered to aid in the prosecution of perpetrators
  • Multidisciplinary case reviews with law enforcement, county solicitors and other agencies
  • Collaboration and coordination of testimony prior to and during court proceedings
  • Support, counseling and court advocacy services to the child and family
  • Training for child abuse professionals

 

Beyond Abuse

115 E. Alexander Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29646

Mailing Address: PO Box 693 — Greenwood, SC 29648

beyondabuse.info/

Phone: 864-227-1623 | Fax: 864-227-2923

24 hour Hotline: 888-297-4546

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 24-hour hotline

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling, family advocacy, victim advocacy

Providers: Lyle Pritchard, MD

Affiliated Hospital: Self Regional Hospital

Counties Served: Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry

 

CARE House of the Pee Dee, The

360 North Irby Street
Florence, SC 29501

thecarehouse.com/

Phone: 843-629-0236 | Fax: 843-673-9223

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (after-hours emergency care is available)

Services Provided: Medical evaluations, forensic interviews, court expert testimony services, multidisciplinary case management, case tracking, individual victim counseling, non-offending family member counseling, group therapy for victims of all forms of maltreatment and domestic violence, victims' assistance, on-site hospital consultation, community education.

Providers: Michael K. Foxworth II, MD

Counties Served: Clarendon, Dillon, Florence and Marion

 

Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County

4231 Trolley Line Rd
Aiken, SC 29802

Mailing Address: PO Box 1763 — Aiken, SC 29802

www.cacofaiken.org/

Phone: 803-644-5100 | Fax: 803-644-7233

Hours of Operation: Medical evaluations performed on Tuesday, Forensic Interviews scheduled as requested

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, counseling, interagency staffing

Providers: Kate Chappell, CPNP

Counties Served: Aiken, Bamberg and Barnwell,

 

Children's Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties

100 Washington Pl
Spartanburg, SC 29302

www.cacsp.org

Phone: 864-515-9922 | Fax: 864-515-9919

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling

Providers: Nancy Henderson, MD

Affiliated Hospital: Greenville Hospital System

Counties Served: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union

 

Children's Recovery Center

1801 Legion St
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

www.childrensrecoverycenter.org

Phone: 843-448-3400 | Fax: 843-626-5040

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services Provided: Forensic interviews (English and Spanish), medical evaluations, community information (prevention and awareness training), MDT case review, court preparation and testimony, and advocacy.

Providers: Carol Rahter, DO

Counties Served: Horry and Georgetown

 

Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center

Main Site:
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center
1061 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

Satellite Office:
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center Long Pointe
677 Long Point Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

https://deenortoncenter.org/

Phone: 843-723-3600 | Fax: 843-720-7106

24 hour Hotline: 843-723-3600

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | 24 hour hotline

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling, group therapy, community training, education, prevention, child abuse school liaison program, and community/multidisciplinary case reviews

Providers: Carrie Busch, MD; Kathy Fabrizio, APRN, FNP-C; L. Erin Hart, DNP, FNPBC; Stephanie Petersen, MSN, FNP; Ashleigh Petrides, DNP, CPNP, SANEP

Affiliated Hospital: MUSC Children's Hospital

Counties Served: Charleston and Berkeley

 

Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center

140 Gibson Rd
Lexington, SC 29072

Mailing Address:

www.dickersoncac.org/

Phone: 803-358-7200 | Fax: 803-791-1572

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, evening hours on Mon and Thurs

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling

Providers: Alexandra Flynn, CPNP; Susan Lamb, MD; Stephanie Schaller, PPCNP–BC; L. Alex Young, MD

Counties Served: Lexington, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda

 

Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center

303 E. Richardson Ave.
Summerville, SC 29483

Mailing Address: PO Box 2101 — Summerville, SC 29483

Phone: 843-875-1551 | Fax: 843-851-5963

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling, parenting classes, professional training

Providers: L. Erin Hart, DNP, FNP-BC; Ashleigh Petrides, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P

Affiliated Hospital: MUSC Children's Hospital

Counties Served: Berkeley and Dorchester

 

Durant Children's Center

226 South Irby St
Florence, SC 29501

Mailing Address: PO Box 1351 — Florence, SC 29503

www.peedeecoalition.org/

Phone: 843-664-4357 | Fax: 843-673-2006

24 hour Hotline: 843-669-4600 or 1-800-273-1820

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | 24 Hour Hotline

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling, inpatient consultations at two local hospitals, victims assistance, case coordination

Providers: Beth Morphis, MD

Counties Served: Chesterfield, Darlington, Marlboro, Marion, Sumter and Williamsburg

 

Durant Children's Center 4th Circuit Satellite

510 W. Carolina Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550

Mailing Address: Mailing address: PO Box 1351 — Florence, SC 29503

www.peedeecoalition.org/

Phone: 843-332-9299

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling, inpatient consultations at two local hospitals, victims’ assistance, and case coordination

Providers: Beth Morphis, MD

Counties Served: Chesterfield, Darlington, Marlboro, Marion, Sumter and Williamsburg. Provide courtesy services to Florence county MDT members upon request at their satellite CAC in Florence.

 

Edisto Children's Advocacy Center

Satellite Clinic – Medical Services

172428 Village Park Drive
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Phone: 803-898-1470

Hours of Operation: First and Fourth Thursday of the month 9:00 – 4:30

Providers: Susan Lamb, MD; L. Alex Young, MD; Stephanie Schaller, PPCNP-BC; Shelby Brady, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Affiliated Hospital: Prisma Health Children’s Hospital - Midlands

 

Family Resource Center

1111 Broad St, Suite 3A
Camden, SC 29020

Mailing Address: PO Box 282 — Camden, SC 29021

thefamilyresourcecenter.org/

Phone: 803-425-4357 | Fax: 803-425-5769

24 hour Hotline: 800-585-4455

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | 24 hour hotline

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling, medical evaluations are provided through our partnership with the Family Services Center at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

Counties Served: Kershaw and Lee

 

Foothills Child Advocacy Center

216 East Calhoun St
Anderson, SC 29621

foothillsalliance.org

Phone: 864-261-6111 | Fax: 864-261-6130

24 hour Hotline: 800-585-8952

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 24 hour hotline

Services Provided: Forensic interview, medical evaluation, individual victim counseling

Providers: Mary Fran Crosswell, MD

Counties Served: Anderson and Oconee

 

Hopeful Horizons

1212 Charles St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Mailing Address: PO Box 1775 — Beaufort, SC 29901

https://www.hopefulhorizons.org/

Phone: 843-524-2256 | Fax: 843-524-0597

24 hour Hotline: 800-868-2632

Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | 24 hour hotline

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling, prevention workshops for the community

Providers: Kristin Dalton, CPNP

Affiliated Hospital: Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Counties Served: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Allendale, and Jasper

 

Julie Valentine Center

2905 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC 29611

Mailing Address:

www.julievalentinecenter.org/

Phone: 864-331-0560 | Fax: 864-331-0565

24 hour Hotline: 864-467-3633

Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Fri 8:30 am – 2:00 pm | 24 hour hotline

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling

Providers: Mary Fran Crosswell, MD; Nancy Henderson, MD; Lyle Pritchard, MD

Affiliated Hospital: Greenville Hospital System

Counties Served: Greenville and Pickens

Metropolitan Children's Advocacy Center

3710 Landmark Dr
Columbia, SC 29204

http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/met/index.htm

Phone: 803-898-1470 | Fax: 803-898-1471

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, parent-child interactive therapy, MDT case review, multidisciplinary trainings, court preparation and advocacy

Providers: Alexandra Flynn, CPNP; Susan Lamb, MD; Stephanie Schaller, PPCNP–BC; L. Alex Young, MD

Affiliated Hospital: Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

Counties Served: Richland

Palmetto CASA - Children’s Advocacy Center

106 N. York St
Lancaster, SC 29720

Phone: 803-286-5232 | Fax: 803-286-0520

24 hour Hotline: 803-286-5232

Hours of Operation: Mon-Thur 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Fri 8:00 am – 12:00 noon | 24 hour hotline

Services Provided: Forensic interviews, medical evaluations, individual victim counseling, non-offending parent counseling, family counseling, legal advocacy, community information and referral resource, court preparation for child victim

Counties Served: Chester, Fairfield, and Lancaster

 

Safe Passage Children's Advocacy Center

104 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1145 Rockhill, SC 29731

safepassagesc.org/

Phone: 803-329-3336 | Fax: 803-329-3515

24 hour Hotline: 803-329-2800

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Services Provided: victim advocacy, therapy for children and non-offending family members, forensic interviews, medical evaluations are provided through our partnership with the Family Services Center at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

Counties Served: York

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