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CYDC is excited to announce that we are a beneficiary of the South Carolina Stingrays 2015 NHL (National Hockey League) “Winter Classic” promotion, featuring a chance to win two tickets to watch the Stingrays’ NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals, play in an outdoor game versus the Chicago Blackhawks in Washington, D.C. on New Year’s Day! Follow the link below for more information on how to enter the contest. 

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Some of the photos from CYDC’s A “Night for the Children” Gala fundraiser were featured in the Nov.7 edition of  of the Post and Courier. This year’s Gala was the most successful to date, raising more than $140,000 to help us serve at-risk Lowcountry youth! Click on the link below to view the pictures that were published in the Post and  Courier.


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Caring for Children in the Lowcountry since 1790

Founded in 1790, Carolina Youth Development Center is an important part of Charleston’s historic and cultural heritage, a direct descendant of the Charleston Orphan House, America’s first publicly funded orphanage.

Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 600 children and youth locally each year. We care for young people with very serious problems, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and severe emotional disorders.

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