Parent Resources

At the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton, we know it takes a village to raise a child. Our vision is to be the benchmark agency for nurturing hope and development of the whole child. We are proud to partner with a number of local organizations that can help.


 
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As of 2018, autism now affects 1 in 59 children, occurring across all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families through individually designed programming, advocacy and awareness efforts.

Services include:

  • Family support Services after diagnosis

  • Educational Support

  • Behavioral Intervention

  • Art Therapy

  • Diagnostic Evaluations

  • Parent Training and Support Group

For more information please visit www.lafinc.org, or contact Sophia Townes, Program Coordinator, at 843.473.7607 or stownes@lafinc.org.


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Bluffton Self Help provides a variety of services that include short- term emergency financial assistance to working families in a documented crisis with past due rents to prevent eviction and utility bills including electricity, propane gas and water to prevent disconnection of services, medications, children’s program to working families and seniors on fixed incomes.

Located at 39 Sheridan Park Circle in Bluffton, Bluffton Self Help welcomes visitors and invites community members to drop in and see how their assistance is helping to provide hunger relief in the Greater Bluffton area. If you have any questions you can call the agency 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at 843-757-8000.

Learn more at www.blufftonselfhelp.org.


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Family Promise is a holistic approach to the crisis of family homelessness. Their programs address the range of issues that affect low-income families. These include direct services, educational curricula, prevention programs and more.

Family Promise shelters homeless families with children in Beaufort and the surrounding counties while equipping them with the skills and resources needed for lasting independence. They partner with local congregations, individuals, families, other social service agencies, foundations, and businesses to provide temporary shelter and viable solutions for these families who are facing a housing crisis.

While their program is non-denominational, families sleep in a network of local host congregations where volunteers provide meals, safe shelter,and companionship. Their staff provides comprehensive case management and assistance in securing employment, childcare, school placement and ultimately affordable housing.

Family Promise of Beaufort County
181 Bluffton Rd, Building D101
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 815-4211

Learn more at www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org.


NAMI Lowcountry (formerly NAMI Beaufort County) is your area affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is the nation’s first and leading organization to support individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI Lowcountry is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families. We reach out to our community; advocate for mental health; and provide education and support so that all those affected can build better lives. Healthier individuals, stronger families, better communities.

Learn more at www.namilowcountry.org.


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DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on DrugRehab.com.

As a parent, you are one of the biggest influences on your child’s decision to try alcohol or other drugs. There are several effective ways to discourage your kid from trying addictive substances, and you can be the biggest source of support if your child needs help recovering from addiction.

The mission of DrugRehab.com is to equip people and their families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Learn more at www.drugrehab.com/guides/parents/.


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Addiction Center is a free guide to recovery. This web guide contains up-to-date information on the health effects, dangers, and treatment options regarding teenage substance abuse. This teen drug prevention guide is made for both teens and students learn more.

Learn more at: https://www.addictioncenter.com/.