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Contacts for Therapeutic Foster Care by Region

Admissions and Referrals
Mellissa Welch – Director of Admissions

Sara Beth Mefford - Admission and Referral Specialist

Foster Parent Interest/Inquiries
Chris Whitaker, Family Finder/Recruiter
Florence/Midlands Regions

Betsy Manning, Family Finder/Recruiter

Greenville Region


Therapeutic Foster Care – Charleston Region

Regional Director: Melanie Taylor, LBSW

4995 LaCross Road, Suite 1075
North Charleston, South Carolina 29406

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Telephone: (843) 767-1601
Fax: (843) 767-1605


Therapeutic Foster Care – Beaufort Outpost Office

Treatment Coordinator: LaShawnda Bailey

604-D Bladen Street
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

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Telephone: (843) 322-0488
Fax: (843) 322-0489


Therapeutic Foster Care – Florence Region

Interim Regional Director: Lurline Jerry, LMSW

604 Gregg Avenue
Florence, South Carolina 29501
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Telephone: (843) 661-7080
Fax: (843) 667-4737

Foster Home Licensing 
Janet Graham, MS – Licensing Director

Client Right Issues/Grievances
Janet Graham, MS – Licensing Director


Therapeutic Foster Care – Greenville Region

Regional Director: Kim Gonzales

300 Executive Center Drive Suite 100
Greenville, South Carolina 29615
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Telephone: (864) 676-0210
Fax: (864) 676-0250

Mailing Address:
150 Executive Center Drive, #B67
Greenville, South Carolina 29615


Therapeutic Foster Care – Midlands Region
Regional Director:  Nell Jenkins, MS

140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 350
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
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Telephone: (803) 779-5500
Fax: (803) 779-8444


Therapeutic Foster Care – Myrtle Beach Region
Regional Director: Monica Kelly, LMSW

148 Elk Drive, Unit 4
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
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Telephone: (843) 238-9691
Fax: (843) 238-4588

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