12 May The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center Celebrates 25 Years of Healing

by Dr. Carole Campbell Swiecicki, DNLCC Executive Director Thanks to the Charleston community, the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) is celebrating 25 years of serving children and families when there is a concern about abuse! We are privileged to have helped over 25,000 children since we opened in 1991, and we are committed to achieving positive change for thousands more children in the years to come. In 2015 alone, the steadfast support of our Lowcountry community allowed DNLCC to: Provide 20% more forensic interviews to children about whom a concern of abuse was raised. Improve the ability to meet children’s needs more...

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12 May Rite Aid Foundation Supports Services for Abused Children in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) received a $5,000 challenge grant from The Rite Aid Foundation to support the delivery of critical services for abused children and their families in Charleston and surrounding areas. Rite Aid representatives Jignesh Patel, Lisa Bryant, Teadra McCall, Sonya Medlock, and Timothy Riederer presented the check for five thousand dollars on February 17, 2016 to Beverly Hutchison, Director of Development and Marketing, and Carole C. Swiecicki, Ph.D., Executive Director of DNLCC. The $5,000 challenge grant came as a result of a challenge issued in October 2015 by The Rite Aid Foundation to...

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12 May Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Abuse

by Dr. Carole Campbell Swiecicki, DNLCC Executive Director Child sexual abuse is an unspeakable crime. It can lead to devastating consequences for children and disrupt families. What do parents do when sexual abuse happens in your community or your neighborhood? As the Executive Director of The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC), I have been asked this question several times this week. Recent allegations of sexual abuse happening under our noses in a Mount Pleasant neighborhood have left many feeling angry, frightened, and confused. As a resident of Mount Pleasant myself, and having specialized in working with child abuse survivors for...

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12 May The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center Elects Six to Board of Directors

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center (DNLCC) is pleased to announce the election of six individuals to the 2016 - 2017 Board of Directors. These new members will each serve a three-year term, which began on April 1, 2016. The newly elected members to the DNLCC Board of Directors are: Chris Brown (Mount Pleasant, SC), a former DNLCC Board Member who has served on the Chart a Course for Children dinner auction committee. Julie Daniels (Charleston, SC), the Senior Director of Global Accounts at HelmsBriscoe, and past president of the Junior League of Charleston. She will serve as the representative of the...

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10 May 1st Franklin Financial Corporation Helps 25 Children Heal from Abuse

CHARLESTON, SC— The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $35,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial Corporation in Summerville, SC. As comprehensive services for one child costs $1,400 per year, funds from this donation will provide those critical healing services to an additional 25 children at DNLCC. “We are thrilled to have received this funding from 1st Franklin Financial to help us improve the lives of children in the Lowcountry,” stated DNLCC Executive Director Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. Mr. Rich Corirossi, Regional Operations Director for 1st Franklin Financial, added, “It is our pleasure to be...

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27 Jan River Oaks Foundation Challenges the Charleston Community to Stop Child Sex Trafficking

CHARLESTON, SC— The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) is pleased to announce the receipt of a 5-year challenge grant of $20,000 per year from the River Oaks Foundation to address the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), which includes child sex trafficking, in our own local community and throughout our state. Funds from the grant will help stop the trafficking of children in the Charleston Lowcountry, and when trafficking does occur, reduce its impact on children. Specifically, grant funds will be utilized to conduct trainings with key child-serving professionals like law enforcement officers and social workers....

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