Empowering Families

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Empowering Families

In Empowering Families, community-based prevention services are provided to strengthen the protective factors, or positive qualities in families.  The services develop skills, personal characteristics, knowledge, relationships, and opportunities to help individuals and families deal with challenges and difficulties experienced in school, work, and life.

Empowering Families strengthens families by giving them a voice and a choice.  Strengths-based services are centered around the needs of each individual family.  Focusing on the positive qualities every family has, the program supports the family as they identify and change habits and behaviors that challenge their ability to function in a healthy manner.

Families with one or more children at risk of being removed from the home are referred to Empowering Families (EF) by Department of Social Services (DSS). Families referred to EF are notified by DSS. The service is voluntary and free to the public.

  • Nurturing and Attachment – When parents and children have strong, healthy feelings for one another, children trust their parents will provide what they need to thrive; including love, acceptance, positive guidance, and protection.

  • Knowledge of Child Development – Parents who understand how children grow and develop are able to provide an environment where children can reach their potential.

  • Parental Resilience – The ability to effectively manage all types of challenges that occur in life is crucial for parents.  Parents who are able to manage stress and function well are less likely to direct anger and frustration toward their children.

  • Social Connections – Having a sense of connectedness with constructive, supportive persons and with the community provides encouragement and assistance in meeting the daily challenges of raising a family.

  • Support for Parents – Parents who are able to identify and access resources to meet their basic needs including food, clothing, and shelter ensure the health and well-being of their children.


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!