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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 Foxworth, 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

1061 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

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: Anne Abel, MD; Michelle Amaya, MD; Ashleigh Benda, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P; Kathy Fabrizio, APRN, FNP-C; Kendra Ham, MD; John Melville, MD

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; Susan Luberoff, MD; Stephanie Schaller, PPCNP–BC

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: Karlayne Dufault, MSN, RN, CPNP; Ashleigh Benda, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P; Jessica Marzolf, MSN, RN, FNP

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 Center

658 John C. Calhoun Dr.
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Mailing Address: PO Box 1568 — Orangeburg, SC 29116

Phone: 803-534-2448 | Fax: 803-534-2594

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

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: Bamberg, Calhoun, and Orangeburg

 

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: Sallie Carter, 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

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; Susan Luberoff, MD; Stephanie Schaller, PPCNP–BC

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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