Prior to 1972, in Lexington County and most other places in the country, many children who needed protection were kept in jail cells because there was nowhere else for them to go.
Then, through a concerted effort of Lexington County Citizens, the Shelter, originally known as Welcome Home, opened its doors.
After later being known as the Lexington County Children’s Shelter, its name changed in 1992 to honor Ms. Nancy Perry, a volunteer, houseparent, and former executive director.
The children were fun, full of energy, and very talkative! We all had a great time visiting with them!