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.
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.