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Dorchester Children's Center

Children's Center

Dorchester Children's Center, Supported By Children In Crisis, Inc.


It's All About the Children...

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The Dorchester Children's Center is making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.

Sponsor's Gala and Auction



Twelfth Annual Scrumptious Summerville Sponor's Gala and Auction...


Children's Advocacy Centers:


  helping children heal from abuse while

         holding offenders accountable

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As A Matter of fact

As a Matter of fact

The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Adult Health

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  Parents Should Know  

In light of the recent local and national headlines pertaining to child sexual abuse, we have included some information & links you may find helpful.   

Facts Parents Should Know:

· All adults have a responsibility to learn the signs of abuse and to be vigilant in protecting children.

· Stranger danger is real, but it is a factor in a much smaller percentage of sexual abuse cases; 93% of sexual abuse cases involve a person close and known to a child.

· Sex offenders are clever about finding opportunities to have access to children and to groom adults to lower their boundaries about contact with their children in the same way that they groom children for sexual contact. All parents should sense a "red flag" if any adult (friend, coach, minister, teacher, or family member) seeks to spend significant amounts of time alone with your child.

· It is the not the responsibility of the child to keep themselves safe, it is an adults.

· Children are not responsible for their own protection. However, it is important to teach all children about safe and unsafe touches and who to go to for help if they are made uncomfortable by a touch.

· Abuse can happen to any child, regardless of wealth. 

·     We all have a role to play in the development of our children, which includes being involved in situations where children's well-being is or can be jeopardized.

·     Abuse in a child's life can result in life-long adversities; mental health and health issues, substance abuse, delinquency and criminal behavior which costs our nation $104 billion to remediate when abuse and neglect is not prevented.

·     Parents should take an active role in activities their children are involved in and with the people in their children's lives.

·     Talking to children regularly about what they're doing can help parents stay alert for possible problems.

·     Parents should know about sexual predators and sexual behavior problems and how they work.

·     Children should know they can talk to you about anything that's bothering them or if they feel mixed-up or confused.

·     Be alert for signs of sexual abuse.

·     Know that an adult's response to a child's disclosure is critical to the child's safety, recovery, and long-term well-being.

·     If you suspect or are told about abuse, it is your moral and ethical responsibility to report it right away.

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Troy Knight Memorial Golf Tournament


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 Tenth Annual Troy Knight Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Children In Crisis, Inc.

Troy Guerard Knight, legal counsel for the Town of Summerville, and a loved and respected leader and attorney, passed away in November 2004. Troy's memory will live on through the critical services Children In Crisis, Inc., provides to protect children suffering from abuse or neglect. The Center is honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from the Golf Tournament, in memory of Troy.

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2014 Kitchen Tour Gala

2014 Gala

Save the Date: Friday October 3, 2014

Twelfth Annual Sponsor's Gala and Auction.

        "Starry, Starry Nights"

      An Eveninng Under the Stars

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120 Gadsden St.

House One

Dr. & Mrs. Britt Reagin

134 Gadsden St.

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Mr. & Mrs. Neyle Jones

130 Salisbury Dr.

House Three

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Phillips

126 Salisbury Dr.

Home Four

Mr. and Mrs. George Brown

138 Linwood Lane

Home Five

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hallman 

136 Linwood Lane

Home Six

Dr. and Mrs. Chris Wimberly 

129 Linwood Lane

Home Seven

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hathaway 

127 Linwood Lane

Home Eight

Dr. and Mrs. Mark Wimberly 

125 Linwood Lane

Home Nine

Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Helfin 

120 Linwood Lane

Home Ten

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Beauchene

Donate To The Center

Donate to our Center.

We can always use a helping hand!


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Donate by check to:

Dorchester Children's Center -

303 East Richardson Ave.,

Summerville, SC 29483 

Thank you so much on behalf

of the Dorchester Children's Center!


12th Annual Scrumptious Summerville

Kitchen Tour Tickets

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to purchase your tickets!

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the banner for Kitchen Tour

Sponsorship opportunities!

Kids Banner

Azalea $1,000.00


Tea Olive $500.00

Tea Olive

Wisteria $300.00


Our Partners

            National Children's Alliance

       United Way

      Nason Medical


        Children's Trust

Dorchester County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs.


DCC Quick Info

The Children

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The children who are entrusted to our care are our most important responsibility and we take this trust very seriously.

Dorchester County

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Although we are physically located in Summerville, we serve all of Dorchester County, and sometimes beyond.

Flowertown in the Pines


DCC is located in the heart of historic Summerville, South Carolina, also known as Flowertown in the Pines.

B-Safe Group

  • B-Safe Group

  • Dorchester Chilren's Center offers B-Safe Educational classes for children 3-8...

  • B-safe group is an educational group to teach children about body safety and touching rules. The group is designed for children age -8 and their caregivers. It is an open format every first and third Tuesdays of the month from 3:30-5pm held at the Dorchester Children's Center. Children will be taught proper names for private parts, have the opportunity to distinguish "ok" from "not ok" touches, and practice telling a caregiver about getting a "not ok" touch. The objective of the group is to promote body safety in children and facilitate conversations about touching rules between children and their caregivers. For further information or questions please contact Danielle Nickles at (843) 875-1551 or

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Community Awareness Luncheons

June 19th, 2014

July 17th, 2014

We invite you to share our mission with others by telling them about the DCC and our Luncheons. Take a tour of the Children's Center and learn about what we do and why we do it. Contact Bob Ingram at (843) 875-1551 for more info.

Special Community Awareness Meetings can be held during Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. If you have a group that would like to tour our facility and learn more about what we do here, contact Bob Ingram at to schedule your group.

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Charleston Living Magazine

Proud Media Sponsor of the 2014

12th Annual Scrumptious Summerville

Kitchen Tour

DCC Online Store

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The DCC Charter

Icon 2 Children In Crisis in Dorchester County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serving abused and neglected children and their families, from Dorchester County and parts of Berkeley and Charleston Counties.

KT Sponsorship Program

Icon 3 Low Country business leaders can reach out to their community while also networking within one of our community's most popular social events: The Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour.  Learn about becoming a major sponsor.