The Trent Hill Center for Children and Families

Our Vision and Mission


All children in Darlington County will have safe, loving stable families; engaged mentors; and a supportive community that enriches their lives and empowers them to meet their fullest potential.


The mission of the Trent Hill Center is to provide trauma-informed care to our community’s most vulnerable children in a setting that fosters physical and emotional safety; intellectual and spiritual well-being; curiosity, creativity, and exploration.

We provide services in partnership with individuals, families, and organizations within our local community.

The Trent Hill for Children and Families is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 child and family services organization.

Our Services

Core Values

  1. We believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every child, regardless of family history, racial/ethnic background, socioeconomic status, country of origin, immigration status, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, medical or mental health status.
  2. We believe that youth thrive and grow when they are nurtured, loved, permitted the freedom to create and explore, taught and challenged intellectually, cared for physically and emotionally, and valued as unique and special individuals.
  3. We believe that youth are best cared for in families. We also believe that, when families must separate due to crisis, disaster, abuse and neglect, poverty, or other circumstances, most yearn for and are capable of healthy, loving reunification.
  4. We believe, that, when separated, youth have a right to remain close to home, and not be separated from their schools, churches, communities, and any person or place familiar to them.
  5. We believe that siblings have a right to remain together when removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
  6. We believe that families are the experts on their own lives. Families are capable of identifying their own strengths, resources, and relationships that can be pulled upon to improve the communication, interaction, functioning, and well-being of their members.
  7. We believe in family-centered care in which the needs, resources, concerns, and plans of the family are valued and prioritized in partnership with the family.
  8. We believe in the need for and value of a trauma-informed and trauma-responsive organizational culture that recognizes and responds to the role that trauma has played in the Center’s youth’s and families’ lives.
  9. We believe that no family nor organization can do this work alone. Our work depends upon strong partnerships with community-based organizations and individuals in order to provide families with the services, resources, information, and guidance necessary to achieve healthy, loving reunification.
  10. We believe that our community, Hartsville, S.C., has the people, organizations, resources, and compassion to care for and provide a social support network for the families for whom we provide services.