Waccamaw Youth Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering comprehensive residential services for up to 20 youth aged 12-21 who have experienced abuse, abandonment, and severe neglect. As the first and sole low-management group home in Horry County, our focus is on keeping adolescents within the community while offering essential long-term therapeutic support.

Our primary objective is to foster the development of positive self-esteem, academic and vocational skills, and life skills, enabling the youth in our care to become productive, contributing members of society. We are committed to guiding them beyond their traumatic experiences, helping them find happiness and security through healthy, nurturing relationships.

The measure of our success lies in our residents' ability to build a supportive community network, recognizing that they are not accountable for their own history of abuse and neglect. This realization fosters a sense of belonging and value within the community.

Waccamaw Youth Center aspires to embody a spirit of equality and acceptance, providing high-quality services to children irrespective of their race, creed, or religion.