Youth and Family Support Services in Berkeley County, SC

In Berkeley County, the spirit of community runs deep. Here, families, neighbors and organizations unite to provide vital support services for youth and families that create a nurturing environment where every child has the opportunity to thrive. In an effort to realize this vision, our team at Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has compiled a list of helpful family support resources you should know about.

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.

SCDMH Berkeley Community Mental Health Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 20% of U.S. children have a mental, emotional or behavioral health disorder. Yet, only one in five of these children will receive provider care. The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has made essential mental health services available to youths and teens in Berkeley County. Available services include:

  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Community services
  • ADD services

Client assessment and case management services are available to patients 17 years and younger and patients 17 to 19 who are still in high school and/or living with/dependent on their parent or guardian.

Trident United Way | Berkeley County

Access to essential resources should be…well…accessible! Trident United Way has made it simple for families to find the support they need at their Berkeley Resource Connection Center. This location unites more than ten nonprofit service providers to assist local families and individuals across a range of needs. The center provides access to resources including but not limited to: 

  • Food, housing and utilities
  • Education and employment
  • Health care services
  • Child and maternal services
  • Mental health and addiction

If you are interested in receiving additional information, please call 843-761-6033 to schedule an in-person appointment with their team.

Callen-Lacey Center for Children

A pillar of the community since 1998, CYDC’s Callen-Lacey Center is a residential youth group home founded to fulfill a critical need for support for children in crisis identified by Trident United Way. This is the only residential group home in the area and provides youth and families with a safe, nurturing environment to reach their full potential.

We are proud to collaborate with the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) to assist youth in transitioning to stable home environments. In addition to these residential services, our Moncks Corner location offers the following community-based programs:

  • Community-based prevention services
  • Teen After-School Program
  • Strengthening Families Program
  • Keep Connected Relationship Building Series for Teens and Parents
  • Scholar Centric Resiliency Skill Building Workshop for Teens

All Callen-Lacey Center youth services are grounded in the Teaching-Family Model – an evidence–based, trauma-informed best practice approach. Read our blog on the Teaching-Family Model to learn more.

CYDC is here for children and families in Berkeley County!

With more than 200 years of experience supporting our nation’s youth and families, Carolina Youth Development Center is equipped to lead your child or family through life’s challenges. Whether on-site or in-home, our compassionate team is ready to meet you where you need with the services you need. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and speak with a member of our team.

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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!