GROWING HOME SOUTHEAST INC

Building Families. Building Futures

Cayce, SC   |  www.growinghomese.org

Mission

Enabling at-risk children, youth and families to realize their potential and contribute to their community

Ruling year info

2005

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brennon D. Graham

Main address

440 Knox Abbott Dr Ste 250

Cayce, SC 29033 USA

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EIN

20-1093091

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Foster Care (P32)

Adoption (P31)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Traditional Foster Care; Treatment Foster Care; Medically-Fragile Foster Care;Emergency Placement; Non-Medicaid Therapeutic Placements. Community-based Services; Strengthening Families Program; Wendy's Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruitment; WRAP Services- intense home and community-based therapeutic intervention for emotionally and/or behavioral disturbed children; Leaphart Place is subsidized housing and services to young adults with disabilities who are formally out-of-care, aged out of foster care, homeless, or at risk for homelessness. Community Training Homes whose primary focus is skills training for kids who have turned 21.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Foster Care Services

Traditional Foster Care: The primary purpose of Traditional Foster Care service is to provide a safe temporary placement for children who do not have or cannot remain safely in the home of their biological parent(s).
Treatment Foster Care: provides intensive treatment for emotionally disturbed children/youth which incorporates clinical treatment services within a supportive foster home setting.
Medically Fragile Treatment Foster Care: services are designed for children who have moderate to severe medical developmental or physical problems. The service incorporates clinical and medical treatment services provided within a structured and supportive foster care home setting.
Emergency Placement: Emergency referrals under a change order-kids from birth to 21 coming into care through EPC or change of placement due to disruption, etc. Most occur on weekends and middle of the night.
Non-Medicaid Therapeutic Placements: Kids-birth to 6 could be part of a sibling group. Young kids who may have been previously in a group care facility.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Community-Based Prevention Services
The community-based prevention services program secondary prevention services to families referred by the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) who are facing conditions affecting their family life and who without services could require intervention by SCDSS. These services are intended to strengthen families and reduce likelihood of abuse or neglect. Services provided include parent education and support, concrete services, engagement and referral to a wide range of community resources and other services that would be beneficial to the family.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruitment: is making a difference for South Carolina children in the foster care system- one child at a time. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption awarded four grants to Growing Home Southeast. These awards include professionals who implement proactive child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving America’s longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The mission of is provide safe, stable and supportive housing for its tenants. We provide subsidized housing and services to young adults with disabilities who were formally in out-of-care, aged out of foster care, homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Tenant housing can be permanent or temporary.
Residents are recommended by social services or mental health caseworkers and must be approved by a three-person panel, including Lexington County Mental Health specialist who provides residents with counseling services. While the 20 apartment facility qualifies as permanent housing, the goal is to help residents learn the everyday skills so they can live independently, how to make a budget, how to shop and prepare meals, how to dress for a job interview. Most of the residents participate in counseling sessions for issues ranging from anger management to bipolar disorder. Residents meet to discuss issues that come up at the complex to help them learn to resolve differences in a positive way. Residents pay rent based on their income. Some receive Social Security disability benefits, some get state assistance and others have jobs. They range in age from 18-25 and come from all parts of South Carolina. Residents must spend at least 25 hours a week being productive. That means working, going to school, or volunteering. There is a common room where residents can access the Internet, watch television and make phone calls. Each apartment has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen with a dining area, and a sitting area. A coin-operated laundry facility is available onsite.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services: provides intensive home and community-based therapeutic intervention for emotionally and/or behaviorally disturbed children and their families. Services include: family support, behavioral modification, psychological rehabilitation services, individual and family counseling, and completion of diagnosis assessments. Services may also be used for reunification purposes for children reentering their environment after an out of home placement. RBHS services are short-term, intensive, therapeutic, pyscho-educational, with interventions being provided to families in their home and community setting. Services are individualized, strength-based, family-centered services that are developmentally sensitive to the emotional, behavioral, social and physical needs of the child. Services utilize both formal and informal resources to promote the family functioning in the community through services that are delivered in at least restrictive setting and in the least intrusive manner to the child and family. Services are designed to strengthen and maintain families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Growing Home Southeast operates CTH1 homes in several regions of the state. There are in most cases therapeutic foster homes who have transitioned to CTH1 homes where kids placed have turned 21 and are now viewed as adults. The primary focus is skills training. The idea is to keep the consumer in the least restrictive setting possible and provide supportive services in order to help them live the most independent life possible

Population(s) Served
Adults

Strengthening Families Program: is a nationally-recognized parenting program for high-risk and regular families. It is evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly reduce problem behaviors in children whose parents participate in the program. The 14-week programs are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Groups for parents and a separate group for their children are part of what makes this program so successful. The program is possible due to grant from the Children’s Trust of South Carolina.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Information about the requirements, background checks, and general information on becoming a foster parent

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Growing Home Southeast aims to be a permanency driven organization that ensures every child we serve has a safe and permanent place to live.

Treatment Foster Care: Foster parent recruitment; foster parent retention. Develop foster parent recruitment plan for SC and Alabama. Implement evidenced- based Together Facing the Challenge model. Identify/hire foster parent recruitment staff in each region. Develop/enhance foster parent support network and training.
Leaphart Place: Restructure program staffing to support additional service needs (transition aged youth, homeless youth,aging out of the system youth (ages 18-26). Develop program model for service delivery to expanded population. secure adequate funding to support annual program sustainability and growth.
Therapy: Expansion of therapy services throughout SC. Hire director-level staff to initiate therapy program growth throughout SC regions. Hire at least 2 licensed therapists in each region. establish relationships with universities throughout SC to create an effective internship program.
Technology. Fully implement electronic medical record.Establish complete system tracking and reporting data.
HR processes. Hire high level HR professional to establish effective protocols and better utilize current technology.
Intake/Referral process. Develop protocol for all internal programs to refer clients to other GHSE programs as appropriate. Establish process for ensuring external referrals to all programs is centralized. Communicate referral process to external partners/stakeholders.
Agency Partnerships. Resource Development. Number and frequency of use of volunteers to provide service support and enhance fundraising efforts. Establish specific and ongoing volunteer opportunities to engage individuals and community groups. Establish a volunteer calendar of activities throughout the agency. Increase volunteer engagement/recruitment resources throughout agency regions either through acquiring staff or volunteers.
Establish relationships with community foundations and community organizations (churches, Junior League, etc.). Hire experienced grant officer. Subscribe to grant/foundation resources.
Board of Directors/Resource Development. Establish an annual development plan that outlines board/agency responsibilities and activities for engaging community members and fundraising. Establish an advisory board to support fundraising efforts in Alabama.
Agency leadership to actively participate in community discussions related to GHSE focus areas ( United Way, MACH, DSS, etc.). Agency to communicate service enhancements to potential partners as a step down option for clients served.
Visibility Marketing/ Communications. Establish a contractual relationship with marketing/communications vendor to expand internal and external brand message and marketing and communications efforts.
Board Development. Identify representatives from each service region of SC. Establish annual board recruitment goals. Establish an advisory board for Alabama- board chair to serve on GHSE board of directors.

Growing Home Southeast (GHSE) has a 30 years history of growth to meet the increase in the need for therapeutic foster care. The staff of GHSE is highly trained and experienced in their respective positions. The management team have decades of experience in management and therapeutic foster care services. The board of directors are dedicated to the mission and work closely with management to accomplish the goals of the strategic plan.

The strategic plan was approved on October 5, 2018. Staff in cooperation with the Board of Directors have developed and implemented action plans with benchmarks and individuals/groups responsible to achieve goals

Financials

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GROWING HOME SOUTHEAST INC

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Endra Curry

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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