A Home for Children

Thank you for your interest in Tamassee DAR School’s Residential Program. Through this program, we offer hope and healing to children and youth primarily from South Carolina through professionally trained and loving staff.

Tamassee DAR School combines and utilizes Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) techniques developed by Cornell University and the 3-5-7 Model philosophy of care by Dr. Darla Henry, to help children work through their issues of separation and loss, explore who they are, build strong healthy relationships as they work toward permanency, and create a feeling of belongingness.

Tamassee DAR School offers Residential services for children ages 6-21.  Children reside in 1 of our 7 same gender homes located on our Tamassee DAR School campus.  Age groups are kept together whenever possible.  Siblings that may live in a different on campus home have the opportunity to see and visit with each other as homes are within a few feet of one another.  Our student life program offers an abundance of fun interactive activities that supports peer and group bonding.

In addition, professional individual and group counseling services are provided for each child in residence.

Tamassee DAR School recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn.  We are committed to providing an environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity.  Healthy eating and physical activity are essential for a healthy weight and is also linked to reduced risk for many chronic diseases.  Staff wellness is also an integral part of a healthy learning environment, since staff can be daily role models for healthy behaviors.  Staff are encouraged to model healthy behaviors, i.e., healthful eating and physical activity.

So, whether it is a family illness or conflict, school difficulties, financial issues or marital problems, we are here to help.  Our admissions office and staff is ready to answer your questions about placement and provide you with any additional information.