Hope, Safety and Opportunity for Young Women
Every 154 minutes a South Carolina teen gives birth. Young women who become pregnant in their teens face obstacles that impact their ability to earn a livable wage, negatively impacting their children and our community. Less than 50% of teen mothers finish high school, resulting in financial insecurity, lack of employment and career growth, and homelessness or inadequate and unstable housing.
Young women involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems face equally bleak futures. They are more likely to become homeless at an earlier age and drop out of school. Over 70 percent of female foster youth will become pregnant by 21.
Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina’s mission is to provide hope, safety and opportunity to young women in order to instill self-worth and self-sufficiency. We value the right of every young woman to obtain the education, skills, and support needed to have a healthy start in life – for today and tomorrow. That’s why we provide residential and community-based programming to help pregnant, parenting and at-risk girls gain the skills they need to become independent.
Located in downtown Charleston, Florence Crittenton has been serving the entire state of South Carolina since 1897.
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