Charleston Orphan House d/b/a Carolina Youth Development Center (North Charleston, SC)


  • Name:Sara Perry
  • Title:Associate VP of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Charleston Orphan House d/b/a Carolina Youth Development Center
  • Address:5055 Lackawanna Blvd.
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:843.266.5200
  • Main fax:843.266.5201

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:843.266.5216

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) is to empower and equip our community's most vulnerable children by providing a safe environment, educational support, and career readiness.

  • Overview:
  • Each year, Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) serves more than 1,200 children and families by working in collaboration with families, community partners, schools, government agencies and others through four main program areas:
    • Three residential foster care facilities, including two emergency shelters, are home to children from newborn to 20 who are placed in our custody by the SC Department of Social Services due to physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect or parental abandonment. Our staff works 24/7 to provide the caring environment needed to help children thrive - from a safe and sanitary home environment, to nutritious meals, medical care, emotional support, counseling, and academic assistance to the other activities and recreational experiences every child deserves.
    • The Bakker Career Center provides foster children career education, job readiness training, employment and other work experiences under the guidance of full-time staff and mentors who provide social and academic support. BCC hosts two summer enrichment programs: Freedom School (helps young children fall in love with reading, increases self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning) and Biz Camp (offers older youth in foster care hands-on career exploration and life skills education development).
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nationally acclaimed program matching children from single parent families with caring adult role models.
    • Strengthening Families is a community based preventative service that provides voluntary parenting classes, support services and case management to families identified as having sufficient risk factors that could result in harm to children and/or future potential for emergency protective custody.

  • History:
  • Now known as Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC), the Charleston Orphan House was founded in 1790 as the first publicly funded orphanage in the US. Originally located at 160 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston, the multiple programs of the Orphan House included an educational system, believed to have been one of the first in South Carolina; a kindergarten, the first in South Carolina and one of the first in the nation; and early efforts at foster family care.

    The Orphan House was world renowned as a childcare institution. Distinguished visitors included George Washington, Generals Pierre de Beauregard and Robert E. Lee, and Presidents James Monroe, Grover Cleveland and William Howard Taft. Hundreds of children were served over the years, with a peak enrollment of 334 children coming shortly after the Civil War.

    In 1951 the Commissioners of the Orphan House purchased 37 acres in North Charleston, known as Oak Grove Plantation, to relocate the children to a more home-like setting.

    For the next 27 years, the Charleston Orphan House operated as an agency of the City of Charleston. In 1978 it became an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization known as Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC). In response to a community-wide needs assessment, in 1998 CYDC expanded into Berkeley County with the opening of the Callen-Lacey Center for Children, a residential foster home in Moncks Corner.

    CYDC has been continuously accredited since 1980.

  • Year established:1790
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Beverly Hardin, CEO


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • 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:2/20/2018 11:11:16 pm

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