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2020 SCECA Conference

Silent Auction

HalosEach year, the SCECA Board chooses a deserving charity to be the recipient of the proceeds of our Silent Auction. The donated items are on display for bidding on Thursday night from 5:00-8:00PM and all day Friday from 8:000AM till 5:00PM.

The recipient of the 2020 Silent Auction proceeds is HALOS Because Family Matters. They are located at 4995 Lacross Road, Suite 1250 in North Charleston, SC 29406. You can read more about this worthy organization by visiting their website, CharlestonHalos.org.

The mission of HALOS is to provide support and advocacy to abused and neglected children and kinship caregivers. At HALOS, they provide assistance to abused and neglected children in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties and to their kinship caregivers. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, they help improve the lives of these children.

Kinship families face unique challenges. Here's what your support makes possible:

  1. Kinship caregivers tend to be poorer, older, and less-educated than traditional or foster parents. HALOS keeps children from being trapped in a cycle of poverty through links to financial assistance for food and health care.
  2. Some children can’t enroll in school or receive medical treatment because their caregivers aren’t their legal guardians. HALOS connects families to the legal help they need to establish legal guardianship.
  3. Children are scared when they’re taken from their homes. Caregivers may have difficulty coping with daunting new responsibilities. HALOS stops these problems from becoming a crisis through support groups and links to professional care.
  4. For those families that qualify, HALOS has launched a program that provides 12-18 months of enhanced case management with a Success Coach. This program allows the Success Coach to work through risk factors with the children and caregivers to create action plans that provide them with necessary tools to be successful.

SCECA feels that this organization is most qualified for the Silent Auction proceeds. We need your help. Please visit the Silent Auction tables during Thursday night and Friday to bid on the donated items. Charleston HALOS and SCECA appreciate your generous donation to help these children and their kinship families.