Carolina Youth Development Center (Charleston Orphan House, Inc. is our legal name) (North Charleston, SC)


  • Name:Kate Lloyd
  • Title:Vice President of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Carolina Youth Development Center (Charleston Orphan House, Inc. is our legal name)
  • Address:5055 Lackawanna Blvd.
    North Charleston, SC 29405-4529
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(843) 266-5216
  • Main fax:(843) 266-5219

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Carolina Youth Development Center is to empower and equip our community's most vulnerable children by providing a safe environment, educational support, and career readiness, in collaboration with families and community partners.

  • Overview:
  • Founded in 1790 as the Charleston Orphan House, the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has served the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties of South Carolina for 225 years by providing shelter, safety, treatment and transition services to abused, neglected and abandoned children. Today CYDC’s programs are primarily dedicated to housing and supporting victims of child abuse or neglect, and to helping these and other at-risk youth in the community, including foster youth, become successful adults. CYDC’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program provides mentors for community children throughout the tri-county. The Bakker Career Center, located on the CYDC campus, provides life skills, job readiness, and academic support programs to help youth prepare for life after foster care.

  • History:
  • Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) is an outgrowth of the Charleston Orphan House, the first publicly supported orphanage in the United States. The ordinance creating the Orphan House was passed by the City Council on October 18, 1790. It was located in downtown Charleston on the corner of Calhoun and St. Philip Streets, and was the site of visits by illustrious governmental and military figures.
    Hundreds of children were served over the years, with a peak enrollment of 334 children coming shortly after the Civil War. In 1951, the property known as Oak Grove Plantation in North Charleston was purchased to establish new cottages conducive to small group and family-style living.
    For nearly 200 years, the Charleston Orphan House operated as an agency of the City of Charleston. CYDC became an independent non-profit organization in 1978, and the mission of the agency also changed to include treating emotionally disturbed children.
    In 1981, the Board completed a merger with Horizon House and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Today, Carolina Youth Development Center provides a continuum of services to more than 1,000 children and families throughout the Lowcountry each year through eight programs that include: Charleston Emergency Shelter, Callen-Lacey Center for Children, and Ledford House, providing shelter and support services for child victims of abuse and neglect; Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs for community children and families; The Bakker Career Center, providing educational support, and job readiness and life skills programs for youth in residence and in the community through the Independent Living Youth Association and at North Charleston High School; Family Strengthening services provided in partnership with DSS; and Freedom School summer literacy programs.

  • Year established:1790
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:25
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:68


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:57-0669877

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:570669877
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:5055 LACKAWANNA BLVD
  • Organization City:CHARLESTON
  • Organization State:SC
  • Organization Zip:29405-4529
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1978
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):166, 326
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Mental health care, Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:P300
  • Asset Amount:$4,959,578
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,258,771
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,196,988
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 8:50:42 am

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