The Parenting Place

Who We Are

The Parenting Place has been serving Pickens County since 1991 with a vision that all children are thriving in healthy families free of abuse and neglect.  Our mission is to build relationships, and provide services and support that will strengthen all families in the Upstate of South Carolina.
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What We Do

Free and Voluntary Home Visitation Services through Healthy Families:

Home Visitation Services provide access to expert information to first time families.

Healthy Families includes weekly home visitation using the research-based Healthy Families America model, helping young mothers have a safe, healthy pregnancy and preparing for becoming a Mom.  Home visitors provide comprehensive support services that promote healthy lifestyles, both physically and mentally as well as financial independence through education and a living wage.  Helathy Families also provides families a better understanding of child development and using that understanding to better parent a healthy, thriving child.

Family Life Skills Classes:  Because Kids don't come with instructions!

Parenting instruction for all who provide child care . . . parents, foster parents, grandparents and other caregivers. Our 8 week Family Life Skills classes cover positive parenting strategies, financial management, education, and more. Come meet with other parents and become the best parent you can be. All parents/caregivers would benefit by learning effective, positive parenting strategies!

Family Life Skills Support Groups:

A trained support group facilitator helps parents through the ups and downs and stresses of parenting.  Parents develop a social network and support each other through difficult times-divorce, illness, grief and loss, or financial stress.  A free family meal and activities are provided. 

Strong Fathers of South Carolina:

Fathers are very important in a child's life. Our father program provides one on one support to help dads learn to better interact with their family and to help with goal setting, employment/education changes, etc. Men's support groups are also available. 

Baby Basics/ Toddler Trends:

Free quarterly meetings with dinner and presentations by health professionals and child development experts.  

Benefits Bank:

Connecting people to all possible financial assistance and other resources.  Sign up for government benefits, financial aid for continuing education, GED programs, financial budgeting and literacy, savings programs, employment skills, resume writing, etc.

SC Victim's Compensation Fund:

Providing assistance in applying for funds that help with costs resulting from injuries received as a victim, both physical and emotional.  Abuse and Domestic Violence are crimes!


How can you help? 

Volunteer a few hours a week to help with projects or office work.  Your organization or church group can collect items for a donation, or make a cash donation.  Go to our website to donate or contact us by email. Our Website:

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Contact Information

Address Information
1899 Gentry Memorial Hwy.
Easley, SC 29640
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00
Contact: Greta Young
Contact Title: Executive Director
Phone: 864-898-5583
Fax: 864-898-5597
Located on Hwy. 8 between Easley and Pickens in the Dalton Flats shopping center next to Solid Gold Jewelry.
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