The resources in this site are very important to the work SCCS does on behalf of the children, youth, adults and families we serve. We receive referrals from them or work closely with them in many instances. We continually update the information provided as new resources become available to us.
When Samantha came to South Coast, she was an 11-year-old girl who seemed in danger of trying to violently harm herself on a daily basis. Her behaviors ended up being the result of several undiagnosed disorders, but they had gone on so long, her case posed one of the most difficult SCCS has had in recent memory. Recently, after four years of constant care, treatment and nurturing, the best possible thing that could have happened in Samantha’s life happened: She’s back living with a member of her family. Before she left, a huge celebration took place. There was ample pizza and cake, of course. But in greater abundance yet were tears and a deep gladness.