The Family Effect
The Family Effect works to reduce addiction as a leading cause of family collapse and harm to children in South Carolina.
The Swinney family has felt the impact of alcohol and drug addiction, and is committed to bringing treatment to the hundreds of children and families suffering its effects in the Upstate. The All-In Team Foundation is proud to be a part of this effort and will provide direct funding, fundraising support, and time to The Family Effect and the women and children receiving treatment at Serenity Place.
Statement of Need
In a typical year for Greenville County:
- 5,000 children canít live with their parents
- 2,420 domestic assaults are reported
- 1,326 children are confirmed as neglected or abused
- 559 children are removed from their home by the state
- 1,100 first graders are unprepared for a successful start in school
- 1,000 students drop out of high school, never to return
Children who grow up with addiction in the household are 4 times more likely to become addicted themselves. Serenity Place is at the center of The Family Effectís mission to transform families at risk of collapse through addiction. This critical program provides comprehensive, residential treatment to about 120 pregnant women, young mothers, and preschool-age children each year. A full 84% of the women and children at Serenity Place achieve their treatment goals while in the program. Find out more about Serenity Place.
In 2013, the Daboís All In Team Foundation invested $270,000 in The Family Effectís mission to build two units of transitional housing for families that successfully complete the program but need time to find a safe, permanent place to live. Today, Mimiís House is finished, holding two living spaces, each with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen.
Since 2009 the Foundation has invested more than $550,000 into improving the lives of women and children at Serenity Place.
For more information on The Family Effect, visit http://www.familyeffect.org/.