Community Service Learning Site Details

York Place & Thompson Child & Family Focus
234 Kings Mountain Street York, SC 29745 (* 45 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS *)

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Description York Place & Thompson Child & Family Focus is a residential treatment center for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16 with emotional disabilities. Our purpose is to use intensive 24-hour treatment to help the children improve their adjustment to life and to return them as early as possible to their own home or less restrictive care. York Place is owned and operated by the Episcopal Dioceses of South Carolina and is licensed by the SC Dept. of Health and Environment Control (DHEC) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Site Contact Person Beth Bottini, Volunteer Manager
Email address:
Telephone: 803-684-8005 Ext. 1033 or Cell 704-968-0790

Service Opportunities Educating our children in healthy eating; Basic cooking lessons for the children with quick easy snacks; Marketing material assistance; Assistance with a fundraiser, possible spaghetti or "whatever" dinner; Educating our children in safety around the kitchen

Available community service days and times Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; hours may vary for assistance with fundraisers/special events

Orientation days and times

Number of student placements available 0

Special Requirements

Personal Qualities We are a home for troubled children, and therefore would like to have someone who would feel compassion for our children. They are wonderful kids and I think the volunteers will have a great time getting to know them. Creativity would also be important, because, with children, all things are possible!Lastly, confidentiality and the ability to respect and keep this confidentiality is crucial.

Directions NOTE: Driving time is about 45 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS. Driving Directions from Johnson & Wales University, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202: Do not use the Map Quest directions, they are incorrect! Take I-77 South to the Carowinds Blvd. Exit. Take a right off of the Exit and go until it dead ends into Hwy. 49. Turn left on Hwy 49 Continue on Hwy. 49 to York (You will cross the Buster Boyd Bridge into SC, then in a few miles 49 will turn left, this will be clearly marked, stay on 49. Then in a few miles, 49 will turn right (again it's clearly marked). Stay on 49 until you get into York. You will veer left at a median of sorts - Lutheran Church straight ahead. Then at the next light turn right on Kings Mountain Street. York Place is about 1/4 mile on your right. Report to the Admin. Building (building with the red door in the center of campus).