The Continuum of Care is an office in the Children’s Services Division within the Office of the Governor that serves children with severe emotional disturbance. The Continuum has one administrative office (State Office) in Columbia and four regional offices located in Columbia, North Charleston, Greenville and Florence that provide services throughout the state. The Continuum is funded primarily with state revenues and Medicaid funds.
This Department serves South Carolinians with special needs or disabilities and includes divisions devoted to persons with autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and mental retardation.
It is our desire for every family in South Carolina to have an array of services available to them in their home communities or on regional basis, at the very least, and that child and adolescent mental health professionals utilize a "best practices approach" in caring for the children and families that we are privileged to serve.
Every hour of every day, someone in South Carolina needs essential services-from finding substance abuse assistance, getting the latest information in a crisis, to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent. Faced with a huge number of public and private agencies, help lines, and phone numbers, people often don't know where to turn or how to get through ‘the maze’. In many cases, people end up going without these necessary and readily available services because they do not know where to start. SC 2-1-1 will provide South Carolinians with information about and referrals to services throughout the State for every day needs and in times of crisis.
The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is committed to enhancing treatment in the community by developing community programs that provide residential and rehabilitative services to help clients integrate into their communities, while properly addressing clinical needs and the safety of the consumer and the community, and providing stabilization services that assist individuals in distress without hospitalization.