DCAC's Phillips named 2018 nonprofit leader of the year

May 2018

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To DCC, from Spann

March 2018

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Spann Elementary recently celebrated the 100th day of school with Change for a Change. They had a goal of collecting 100 quarters per grade level to donate to the Dorchester Children’s Center. Students raised $581.16. Pictured are Principal Shane Sanford and Trinity McCray – the biggest donor –presenting the check to Keri Scougale, Fund Development Director of the Dorchester Children’s Center. 

Children's Center received Volvo Grant

November 2017


The Dorchester Children’s Center recently received an additional $5,000 in funding from the Volvo Car U.S.A Operations Grants Fund. The money will be used to support the agency's Clinical Services program, which provides trauma treatment and mental health services for clients to decrease traumatic symptoms and start healing from the effects of child abuse.

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DCC Building Dedication to Roper St. Francis Phycians Endowment & the Medical Society of SC 

September 2017

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Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center unveiled a large new plaque on its newest building Wednesday as a crowd of town, county and state officials applauded with praise. 

A site for abused children, the organization was in desperate need of more space back in 2014 when staff set a $2.5 million capital campaign in motion.

While some of the money is still needed, Roper St. Francis Physician’s Endowment donated $1 million, with $500,000 up front. The money came with a promise of a matching $500,000 once Children's Advocacy Center officials raised the same amount, which they did in early 2017, ahead of schedule, through community pledges and donations. The gift totalled $1,000,000. 

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Annoucing the 15th Annual Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour

August 2017


The 15th annual Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour, to benefit the Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center, has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. This year’s route showcases nine homes and gardens along Sumter Avenue and Charleston Street in Summerville’s historic district. 

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Dorchester County Showdown to support DCC

August 2017

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Annually, the Dorchester County Showdown serves a dual purpose in that it gives anxious football fans a glimpse of what local teams will look like a week prior to the beginning of the regular season and it raises money for charity. In between quarters, event officials presented a check to Children in Crisis.

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Pinewood Prep strides to support

May 2017

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Students continue their support of Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center by donating the proceeds of their annual 5K and Fun Run. 

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SCE&G donates to DCC


Top left: Clarence Wright- Southern Division Manager, Top right: Scott Runyon- Manager Gas Operation, Bottom left: Kay Phillips, DCC Executive Director, Bottom Right: Keri Scougale, DCC Fund Development Director 

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Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center director appointed to state board

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Dr. Kay Phillips, executive director of the Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center, has been appointed to the South Carolina Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children.

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Giving back



Yunior Licea Rosales, left, of Cummins Turbo, and Dan Toppin of Cummins Marine help to clear out a building at the Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center. The group was doing demo work to prepare the building for a complete renovation.

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Walmart committed to giving back to the community

October 2016

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Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center was pleased to be one of the two Lowcountry organizations to receive $25,000 grants from the Walmart Foundation. 

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Exchange Club supports children


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DCC: Young offenders can be helped