Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter

The Junior Women's Club of Lake Murray & the Lake Murray-Irmo Woman's made a joint donation today to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter! We are very thankful to be able to support this wonderful, local organization for children! 


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 Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter, Inc. is a residential program for the temporary, emergency care of children who have experienced physically or sexually abused, neglected, abandoned, exploited or caught in the midst of family crisis. 
The Shelter operates twenty-four hours a day, year-round to care for children from birth to 18 years of age. The youngest child the Shelter has served so far was 8 hours old. 
The Shelter is the oldest facility of its type in South Carolina and serves approximately 85 to 100 children annually. Since the Shelter was opened, it has cared for more than 5,000 children. 

While in placement, children attend public school, receive counseling, medical care, recreational, cultural, social, and religious opportunities, as well as lots of love.

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