Based in Anderson, New Foundations was founded in 1974 and serves foster and at-risk children and families throughout South Carolina. We provide in-home family preservation services, foster home services, and residential services, all with the goal of helping children and families heal from trauma and other mental health challenges. New Foundations is a nationally accredited, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization.

We are committed to securing the future for children and families, whatever it takes!

Our Mission

New Foundations will dedicate all of our resources, skills, and compassion to improve the lives of children and families.

Our Vision

It is our sincere goal to secure the future for children and families by doing whatever it takes to serve at-risk children and families. With that goal in mind, New Foundations offers both intervention and prevention services. Services include several programs of residential care as well as programs designed to work with children and families on an out-patient basis or in their home environments.

Our History

Fifty years ago, a group of community leaders led by a local family court judge founded, what was then, the Youth Treatment Center for Boys.  It began as a small non-profit residential setting on County Home Road in Anderson, South Carolina in 1974.  The organization grew to become Anderson Youth Association, and a home for girls was added in 1976.  Since that time, services have grown, focusing on prevention and intervention as well, creating a true continuum of care for children and families.

In 2000, Anderson Youth Association became New Foundations Children & Family Services, Inc.  We continued under that name for almost 10 years until we reached back to our roots and officially changed our name to New Foundations Home for Children. Since our inception, thousands of children and families have been helped, not only through our Group Homes, but now also through our Foster Care and In-Home support services.

As a testament to our mission New Foundations has continuously earned national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families (COA). Since 1995 we have engaged in COA in-depth reviews every four years. These reviews focus on our services, administration, and community Board oversight. The process takes 12-18 months and involves staff in every program and at all levels, our Board of Directors, and community stakeholders. COA recognizes NFHFC as an organization successfully implementing high performance standards and delivering the highest quality of services.  For more on the Council on Accreditation, please visit

We are relentless in our pursuit to keep children safe, strengthen families, and provide needed treatment interventions.  The staff and volunteers of New Foundations believe that this is the very framework by which the agency was built, and we will continue to do our part to honor so many that have dedicated their time, energy, and efforts in helping the children and families of South Carolina.  We will continue to be faithful to our mission to “Secure the Future for Children and Families…Whatever it Takes!”

Board of Directors

Brantly Haigler, President

Miranda Hunnicutt, Secretary

Collin Bryant

Michael Cousar

Linda Gardner

Chelsea Newton

Bob Opperman

Todd Price

Terry Tritt

Tyrone Williams

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4 days and 3 nights at the The Honey Hole Cabin

A mountain getaway to enjoy everything the upcountry wilderness has to offer. The Honey Hole Cabin, located on the Little Eastatoee Creek in the beautiful Eastatoee Valley in upstate South Carolina sits next to a creek and in front of the mountains! The Eastatoee Valley is a serene place, surrounded by 50,000+ acres of beautiful public land, including the Jocassee Gorges, forests, rivers, waterfalls, and more.  Perfect for a nature getaway!

6 tickets to City Scape Winery’s Winemaker’s Behind the Scenes tour including a 1.5 hour guided tour of the vineyards and production areas, a glass of wine, and souvenir wine glass to take home.

NASCAR Driver for a day!

Enjoy a package for two that provides classroom training AND the ability to drive real NASCAR Monster Energy Cup cars on a professional superspeedway track (Atlanta or Charlotte Motor Speedways).

There is no lead car to follow and no instructor riding with you. Personal racing instructors communicate with you using 2-way radio racing electronics, as well as be your spotter, coaching you during the racing sessions and helping you achieve fast speeds safely. Passing is allowed — pass the slower cars as you catch them, putting the pedal to the metal and seeing if you have what it takes to be a NASCAR driver!

Family photos are so precious! 

Bid on an hour photo session with Ashleigh Coker and receive full access to all edited photos!