Carolina Youth Development Center is now Landmarks for Families!

A New Direction

Leading Youth and Families in a New Direction

Your path to a stronger family begins here. Landmarks for Families is empowering our community’s children and families with safe environments, essential resources, and educational and emotional supports they need to succeed.


Maltreatment cases reported by South Carolina CPS in '21-'22


of South Carolina eighth-graders are not proficient in math.


South Carolina children in foster care.

Over 230 Years of Service

Founded in 1790, Landmarks services have played an integral part in providing South Carolina children and families with a new direction. As a direct descendent of the Charleston Orphan House – America’s first publicly-funded orphanage – we have evolved alongside the needs of our community. We are privileged to now help 900 children, in addition to local youth and families, navigate and overcome life’s greatest challenges.

Mother and her teenager daughter talking with therapist

Supporting Parents Within our communities

Find the support your family needs to learn, grow, and connect. These foundational lessons are protective factors for thriving families.

Parents standing and their young children smiling outside in their yard

Strengthening and reunifying families

Parents in our community are never alone with Landmarks workshops, groups, and one-on-one support for caregivers.

A young woman lying on bed

Sheltering at-risk youth

Every child deserves a safe, stable place to call home. Landmarks for Families is proud to provide safe spaces for children across our community.

Help us build a better future for children & families

At Landmarks, we believe in the power of community. Every action, no matter how small, has the ability to improve lives around us. Join us in creating a brighter world and better, safer futures for children and families.

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CYDC is now Landmarks for Families!

For more than 230 years, we have guided neighbors toward stronger, hopeful futures and now we’re evolving too. We’re grateful to enter this new chapter with you. Welcome to Landmarks for Families!