PHLYTE Program for SLP Teens

Posted by: RJames

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Beginning the first week of January, the teens living at St. Lawrence Place had an opportunity to participate in the PHLYTE Program (Pressley House Leading Youth Towards Excellence), an Evidence-Based Intervention that will reduce the risk of HIV, STDs and Teen Pregnancy. The initiative was led by Ms. Dwiyana Owens Hill, Founder and CEO of The Pressley House, a boarding home for teen mothers here in Columbia.

CMA & SLP- Partnering for Youth Success

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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Check out a great article about the important work Columbia Museum of Art is doing with the teens and children living at St. Lawrence Place, inside the latest Collections magazine:

Collections Winter 2014 Volume 98

Kids Create: A Circle of Giving

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Every year at the holidays, Eastminster Presbyterian Church hosts an amazing event for homeless and impoversished children in the Midlands, called Circle of Giving.


Each child in attendance gets to choose gift items for their immediate family members, and have the items wrapped up to take home and give at Christmas.  This event means so much to those who have so little.  The children are excited to be able to give gifts to their parents and siblings, and the mothers and fathers cherish the items they receive from their children.


Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers that make this event possible for our children and families!


Holiday Shop 2013

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

Last Monday, December 9th, was our 2nd Annual Holiday Shop where St. Lawrence Place residents selected one educational gift and one fun gift for each of their children.  Adults can also choose a gift for themselves, and leave the event with a basket full of cleaning supplies.  It is amazing to see the overwhelming support of our community come together to provide gifts for our residents.

This event would not exist without the support from groups like Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, Sales & Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association, KD’s Treehouse, St. Martin’s In the Field Episcopal Church, North Trenholm Baptist Church, and countless others.

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Volunteers were on-site to help residents select gifts, wrap them and gather their gifts to go home.

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We would like to send a special thank you to Arbra and Pastor Lewis of First Calvary Baptist Church for hosting the Holiday Shop and dinner this year. From setting up the shop, to preparing the food, to Santa pictures, to donating gifts; your congregation was wonderful to work with and we appreciate all the hard work that goes into making this day so special.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

From our family to yours, have a happy Thanksgiving!

We give thanks for all of our supporters, especially this week, the USC Law School Pro Bono group who cooked a huge Thanksgiving feast for all SLP residents this past Monday evening:


Happy Halloween from SLP!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Thanks to all of our wonderful community partners, donors, and volunteers who have helped make Halloween week a very special one for the kids at SLP!


Candy bags donated by the Pathways Sunday School class at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church


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