It might seem like a problem that would never happen in our town – a child is abused, starved or even passes away because of severe neglect. But it’s all too common, even in South Carolina. In fact, the Lowcountry ranks 39th when it comes to child well-being in the United States.
Now in its ninth year, Pork & Pearls is an event for the entire family. The oyster and pig roast will be bigger and better than ever this year. Held on Daniel Island, the event benefits Windwood Family Services, an organization that has been helping abused and neglected children across South Carolina for more than 30 years.
Any parent knows that the saying, “it takes a village” to raise a child is all too true. Moms and dads can rarely do it on their own, which is why grandparents, friends and neighbors are all welcome allies in … Read More
Pinwheels are a fitting representation of a carefree childhood. Everyone remembers watching pinwheels spin on a breezy spring day or racing through the yard to create your own windy momentum. It’s why pinwheels are a tangible symbol for childhood abuse … Read More
Every parent knows the stress of meeting the daily demands of caring for their children. That stress grows even greater when parents are struggling to provide the most basic needs. Children may be at an increased risk of abuse or … Read More
It takes a lot of resources to raise a child. They outgrow shoes and bicycles. They need an education, hot meals and a warm bed. For many parents it takes a village of family members, neighbors and close friends who … Read More
“> In 2014, state agencies found an estimated 702,000 victims of child abuse and mistreatment. A sobering statistic for sure, but it only paints part of the story as many more cases of child abuse go unreported. That’s the message … Read More