The Burton Center, a non-profit, governmental agency, provides services for people with disabilities and special needs (including autism, intellectual disability,brain/spinal cord and related disabilities) and their families in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, and Saluda counties. Services are provided at no charge to those who meet specific eligibility criteria by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.Today Burton Center serves over 1100 people and employs over 450 staff members. Programs are developed to assist individuals in exercising their own choices resulting in growth and independence. Transportation is provided by 65 vans and buses traveling over 4000 miles per day. The Burton Center also has teamed up with Lander University Equestrian Center to provide therapeutic riding services, and it also offers The Greenwood Miracle League, a baseball league for children with disabilities.
The Greenwood Genetic Center works closely with the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to provide diagnostic services, treatment and prevention programs to reduce the risk and severity of disabling conditions. Their web site includes support group information. Select Who to Contactfor times and locations of pediatric, adult, and prenatal counseling clinics and additional service locations. The Center joined with the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1979 to form the South Carolina Consortium of Regional Genetic Centers.
Connie Maxwell Children's Home
Children have a safe, secure, loving environment at Connie Maxwell. We are a home for some children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected and some who have been placed by loving caregivers going through difficult situations. In addition to the main campus in Greenwood, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home provides residential care and family support through satellite locations in Chesterfield, Mauldin, Orangeburg and Florence. Each year more than 200 children of diverse needs and backgrounds call Connie Maxwell home. Some children stay as little as a few months, others for many years. Some arrive alone, others with siblings. Most are between the ages of six and eighteen. Children who remain through high school graduation receive financial support for college. Our main address is P.O. Box 1178 Greenwood, SC 29648 and our main number is 1-800-868-2624.