CENTRAL — In August 1984, an emergency shelter and foster home for abused and neglected children from across the upstate of South Carolina opened its doors.
Helping Hands of Clemson received its first children into the house that was licensed to care for 16 children that year.
Today, the house is licensed to care for 54 children. To date, Helping Hands officials have cared for an estimated 8,000, the majority coming from Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties.
If you have ever driven through the depot district of downtown Central, there, on Main Street,