Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter is a place of safety and comfort for children who have been hurt by abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Since our founding in 1975 by the Junior League of Greenville, Pendleton Place has been filling an important need in the Upstate community by providing a safe, warm place for children and youth who have been removed from their homes by the Department of Social Services.

When children arrive at Pendleton Place, they are often hungry, dirty, sick, or have injuries that require medical treatment. All are emotionally traumatized and in need of special attention to make them feel safe again. Much more than a roof over their heads, Pendleton Place provides the structure, support, and professional guidance these children need to begin the healing process. In our Emergency Care Program, Pendleton Place provides temporary residential care and specialized services to approximately 168 children and teens (girls ages birth – 18 years and boys ages birth – 11 years) each year.


Pendleton Place also operates a low-management group home for youth who need a long-term place to call “home”. The Smith House program, for teen girls ages 15 – 21, is designed to prepare residents for successful independent living after foster care. We provide individualized life skills assessment and training, therapeutic services, and multidisciplinary treatment plans. Smith House offers a structured, home-like environment where the preparation of meals and completion of routine household chores is done with a team approach. Residents experience a sense of safety and stability while also receiving academic support, individual and group sessions, field trips and other activities. Smith House provides a home for up to ten girls.


Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter
Post Office Box 10323
Greenville, South Carolina 29603
Phone: 864-467-3650
Director: Laurie Rovin