-- Whitten Center Parents' Club
The Whitten Center Parents' Club (WCPC) was established in 1953 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity . This supportive and active group of parents, relatives and volunteers works very hard to ensure that the excellent quality care provided by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is maintained. Through WCPC's efforts, we help to monitor programs, protect human rights and raise money to provide many extras that enhance the lives of the residents who live and work at Whitten Center.
Whitten Center was founded by B. O. Whitten, M.D. in 1920. It is a state run, residential treatment facility for approximately 240 people with developmental disabilities and special needs. A full compliment of continuous services are provided. Among these services are:
* Comprehensive Medical Care * Communication Services
* Visually Impaired Services * Program Services
* Education Services * Pastoral Services
* Habilitation Services * Leisure Services
* Vocational Services * Volunteer Services
* Assistive Technology
UPCOMING EVENTS ****
Bub Lollis Memorial Bike Run ----November 1st.
Whitten Center Parents' Club
Pictured left to right:
Eddie Eldridge, Dodie Barrett, Randall Barrett, Kathy Rolin, Val Popoli, Linda Duff, Tom Fish , Olin Dorroh, Lynn Steadman, James Lollis, Stephen Norman, Bubba Duff, David Johns, Marlene Woods, Dan Boozer, Wes Leonard, Linda Lee
(There were no real rows, so we did the best we could)
Congratulations to Debbie Smoak, Whitten Center's Registered Dietician!!! Debbie was recently recognized as the April-June 2015 Employee of the Quarter. Thank you, Debbie, for all that you do for our consumers! (Pictured with the Director of Finance and Accounting, Debbie Detroia and Facility Administrator, Wes Leonard)
Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed September 13 -19, 2015 as Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week
This is a wonderful and well-deserved tribute to the many talented and dedicated Direct Support Professionals daily support individuals with disabilities all across our state. These well-trained professionals provide hands-on assistance, support and training that enables others to live more independently and actively participate in their community.
click on the images to see full size image of the proclamation and letter from Govern Haley.