Becca began as an MSW intern at St. Lawrence Place in 2005 and joined the staff full-time as Director of Grants and Special Projects in 2007. Becca writes and evaluates grants, organizes special events and serves as the communications coordinator at St. Lawrence Place.

Kids Create: A Really Cool Literacy Bulletin Board

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

To kick-off a new school year filled with learning and literacy in the St. Lawrence Place afterschool program, the kids helped us create a literacy-themed bulletin board.
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Why Transitional Housing for Families?

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Two “buzzwords”/ hot topics in the housing sector: Rapid Rehousing and Housing First.  Both of these ideas essentially follow the belief of: “move a person experiencing homelessness into permanent housing as quickly as possible to have the best outcomes.”

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Sounds great, right?  In some cases and in some places, it has been; (initially, at least—we don’t have much long-term data yet).  And research has shown that when dealing with specific populations—chronically homeless single men, for instance—the practice has been largely successful.

However, I think, and new research shows, that for families, Housing First is not always the answer.

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Kids Create: Canoeing Fun

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

On the final day of SLP 2013 Summer Camp our kids got to canoe down the Saluda River.  They had an awesome time!

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School Supplies & Backpacks for Kids!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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As long as I have been working at St. Lawrence Place, (7 years!), we have always been able to count on the Sales & Marketing Council of Greater Columbia Home Builders Association to donate all the school supplies and backpacks that our kids need to start the school year.

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Social Justice Thought for the Day (a quote)

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

“The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people’s children.”

~Marian Wright Edelman

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Kids Create: Love at Atria Senior Living

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Over the summer, the kids attending our 10-week summer camp had the chance to give back to the community by reading books to the residents of Atria Senior Living.

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