Jul 17, 2014
We are officially halfway through our first year of implementing our newest program for families at SLP: Heart to Heart: A Positive Parenting Program. You can read more about the program and its goals here. Through a generous Community Enrichment Grant from the Junior League of Columbia, we started this innovative program in January 2014.
Jun 24, 2014
Jessica Dillard came to SLP in November 2009 with her daughter after she had been moving from house to house. She was anxious, nervous, and frustrated that life choices and decisions that she made led her to SLP. According to Jessica, “I had burned every bridge that there was with family and friends. I was homeless with a three year old and had nowhere to go. I was trying to rebuild the little life that I had left but the struggles had become so big that I considered suicide as my final option. In my quest trying to salvage my life and provide for my child, I came across St. Lawrence Place”.
Jun 17, 2014
From time to time, we all may lose jobs, experience financial hardship or even financial devastation that causes those of us who are parents to make the difficult decision of temporarily placing our children in the care of the State. In other unfortunate times, children are taken away from parents due to neglect caused by poor parenting skills, drug abuse, exposure to domestic violence or other situations that may harm the child.