CYDC Announced as Grant Recipient in Attorney General Press Conference

CYDC Chief Executive Officer Beverly Hardin interviewing with Live5News following the Attorney General’s press conference announcing VOCA grant disbursements.

NOTE: As of Feb. 29, 2024, Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has rebranded to Landmarks for Families. Our nonprofit, community programs and residential services remain committed to cultivating thriving youth and families in this new chapter.

NORTH CHARLESTON- State Attorney General Alan Wilson held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office announcing $9.4 million in VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Grant funds to be distributed among victim service providers and victim advocates in the Lowcountry, including Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) in Charleston County. Check This Out to learn more about this official statement.

CYDC will receive $300,000 in support of enhancing and expanding our efforts to provide 24/7 life-changing care to child victims of abuse and neglect and develop the individualized care plans that help our children begin the healing process.

Agencies will be receiving the grant funds on October 1.

About Carolina Youth Development Center

The Carolina Youth Development Center has a 227-year legacy of leading the way in serving the community’s most vulnerable families and children of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Founded in 1790 as the nation’s first public childcare institution, CYDC boasts a statewide reach, a vibrant community network of resources and expansive campuses where our children can play and grow. Our state of the art assets include our Bakker Career Center, Auto Lab, Music Studio and commercial kitchen and garden. CYDC robust umbrella of services are designed to disrupt patterns, change lives and transform communities. CYDC’s continuum of care also includes the local affiliate of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs and the Callen-Lacey Center for Children’s shelter in Berkeley County. CYDC achieved national accreditation in August 2017, and has been continuously accredited since 1980. Visit for more information.

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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!