Helping Hands of Clemson, Inc.

Who We Are

Helping Hands of Clemson is an emergency shelter and foster care facility located in Clemson, South Carolina. We care for children placed with us by the S.C. Department of Social Services who have been victims of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse and emotional abuse, or a combination of these. We received our 501(c) (3) determination in 1982 and opened the doors to the shelter in 1984. We have been serving the needs of abused and neglected children in the Upstate and surrounding areas ever since. Over the years, more than 8,000 children have found sanctuary at Helping Hands.

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What We Do

As the largest emergency children's shelter in South Carolina, we are licensed to care for up to 54 children at any given time. Helping Hands is licensed to accept children, regardless of race, religion, sex, or national origin, from eleven counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, and Saluda. The majority of our children come from Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties. Helping Hands accepts children from birth through age twelve, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Also, we are one of only two shelters in the area that currently accepts children five years of age and under.   

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Merck Mtn Music Fest
The Merck Mtn Music Fest is a weekend long benefit concert to raise funds for Helping Hands of Clemson, a shelter for the abused, neglected and abandoned children of South Carolina. The concert will feature great music, crafts vendors and more... Gates open at noon on Friday, September 26 and primitive camping is available. The music begins at 5pm on Friday, September 26 and 12pm on Saturday, September 27. For more info, please visit Facebook.com/MerckMtnMusicFest.
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September 26 starting at 05:00 PM
Merck Mtn Farm
310 Browning Rd
Central
SC , 29630
Shelia Merck Harbin

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Address Information
Po Box 561
Clemson, SC 29633
Office Hours: Office: 8 - 5, Mon thru Fri
Contact: Dewey Brown
Contact Title: Director of Development
Phone: 864-654-6154
Fax: 864-653-8516
Email: dewey-helpinghands@att.net
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