The mission of Hope Center for Children (HCFC) is to build stable, healthy families and to provide children a safe place from abuse and neglect. HCFC is the result of a 2013 merger between two organizations with histories of providing residential care for children in foster care, The Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home and the Children’s Shelter of the Upstate. These two strong organizations merged to form Hope Center for Children, resulting in a pooling of resources to provide a wider continuum of services for children and families in Spartanburg and the surrounding areas. This name captures the heart of each program: providing hope to children and families. Since the merger, HCFC has continued to expand services, and today six cohesive programs fulfill the mission. All six programs use evidence-based and/or evidence-informed models, yielding outstanding annual outcomes.  

Our Staff

Vernon Hayes

Chief Executive Officer

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Susan Burgess

Chief Financial Officer

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Michael Brown

Facilities and Safety Supervisor

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Maddi Currier

Director of Development

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Madison Grice

Faucette House Child Advocate

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Brandi Hamrick

Communications Coordinator

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Melissa Keith

Anchor House Supervisor

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Jessica Lollis

TFM Systems Coordinator

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Alisha Morrow

Office Manager

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Amy Norville

Human Resources Manager

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Angela Talley Robinson

Positive Parenting Program Initiative Director

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Dallys Sims

Positive Parenting Program Supervisor

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Angela Singleton

Angela Singleton

Volunteer & Social Media Coordinator

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Danny Smith

Residential Programs & Clinical Services Manager

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Ushela Smith

PQI Coordinator

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Emma Swearingen

Faucette House Child Advocate

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Taylor Thompson

Faucette House Supervisor

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Latrice Thompson-Chapman

Transitional Living Supervisor

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Kay Tribble

DSS Liaison

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Board of Directors

  • Corie Culp, Chair
  • Noel Helms, Vice Chair
  • Julie Garritson, Secretary
  • Dennis Locke, Treasurer
  • Taylor Smith, Governance Chair
  • Jody Babb
  • Kevin Bobo
  • Laura Boles
  • Vintress Brown
  • Daniel Ebin
  • Vicki Force
  • Wendy Griffith
  • Alan Jenkins
  • Rhonda Mingo
  • Elizabeth Poirier
  • Dargan Rain
  • Mary Kathryn Snead

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