Children and Technology

Posted by: Rebecca Frierson

 

His gaze is fixed on the screen in his hands, and as others engage in activities a few yards away, he keeps his eyes on the device.  He smiles and his face lights-up as he moves to the next level.   This could be a child playing his favorite video game, but look again; he’s using an iPad and the internet to become a better reader.

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EmPOWERment

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls

The power of Empowerment during Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week

 

During this Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week, November 14-22, let’s take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for, and take time to share our compassion with our neighbors experiencing homelessness, many due to flooding.

South Carolina ranks 42d overall in terms of homeless children based on economic well-being, education, health, family and community factors.  St. Lawrence Place served almost 100 children last year through our literacy-based children’s program, in addition to others from Family Shelter and the surrounding neighborhood. This ranking is a statistic that Midlands service providers, like St. Lawrence Place, aim to improve dramatically.

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Not One Child. Not One Night.

Posted by: Kris Esgar

No family should be homeless in America

The Bassuk Center recently released a report endorsed by service providers, including St. Lawrence Place, in all 50 states.  This report on family homelessness illustrates how a comprehensive solution involving both housing and services can end this growing problem in America.

Click Here for Bassuk Center Report

#SCFlood(s) SLP with Love

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Hub Intl

Thank you to all volunteers, donors, staff, and supporters who have pulled together to seamlessly  take care of the families at SLP in the wake of last week’s flooding.
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Back to School Bash Community Supporters

Posted by: Margaret Dubose

Cola Homebuilders

At St. Lawrence Place, it is impossible to imagine the beginning of the school year without the support of our incredible community partners who work diligently to equip our students to go back to school.
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SLP Class of 2015 High School Grads: Looking Ahead to the Future

Posted by: Charmella Tyler

It is such an amazing opportunity to offer CONGRATULATIONS to some of our outstanding teens on their high school graduations.  Graduation is a major milestone is a teenager’s life, taking that next step into adulthood.  This post made me think back to my own HS graduation, (not important how many years ago), but the mixed emotions I felt: happiness, pride, nervousness, anxiety.  But one thing that was overwhelming, was how proud I was of myself.  Though you may have received support and guidance along the way, YOU each crossed this finish line with the hard work & dedication YOU put in.  Below are some of our celebrated teens:

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