When parents die or are not able to care for their children safely, relatives or family friends often step in to raise the child or children. This is kinship care. Over 69,000 (6%) of South Carolina's children live in kinship care, and 64,000 children live in grandparent-headed households.
Because family matters.
At HALOS, we help these children and their kinship caregivers in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, we improve the lives of these children.