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About Us

More than forty-five years ago, a group of community leaders led by a local family court judge founded, what was then, the Youth Treatment Center for Boys.  It began as a small non-profit residential setting on County Home Road in Anderson, South Carolina in 1974.  The organization grew to become Anderson Youth Association, and a home for girls was added in 1976.  Since that time, services have grown, focusing on prevention and intervention as well, creating a true continuum of care for children and families. 

Our Mission

New Foundations will dedicate all of our resources, skills, and compassion to improve the lives of children and families.

Our Vision

It is our sincere goal to secure the future for children and families by doing whatever it takes.


In 2000, Anderson Youth Association became New Foundations Children & Family Services, Inc.  We continued under that name for almost 10 years until we reached back to our roots and officially changed our name to New Foundations Home for Children. Since our inception, thousands of children and families have been helped, not only through our Group Homes, but now also through our Foster Care and In-Home support services. 


As a testament to our mission New Foundations has continuously earned national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families (COA). Since 1995 we have engaged in COA in-depth reviews every four years. These reviews focus on our services, administration, and community Board oversight. The process takes 12-18 months and involves staff in every program and at all levels, our Board of Directors, and community stakeholders. COA recognizes NFHFC as an organization successfully implementing high performance standards and delivering the highest quality of services.  For more on the Council on Accreditation, please visit


We are relentless in our pursuit to keep children safe, strengthen families, and provide needed treatment interventions.  The staff and volunteers of New Foundations believe that this is the very framework by which the agency was built, and we will continue to do our part to honor so many that have dedicated their time, energy, and efforts in helping the children and families of South Carolina.  We will continue to be faithful to our mission to “Secure the Future for Children and Families…Whatever it Takes!”. 

Learn More About 
How We Serve The 
Children and Families
In Our Community.

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Staff Contacts

Staff Contacts

Steve Dean, M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer
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Kathy Krob, LISW-CP/S
Senior Director
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Kaliah Ballon, MA, Ed.
Empowering Families 


Janean Thomason

Community Based Services


Rhonda Gambrell, M. Ed.

GCIS - Pathways 


Anna Cox, MA


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Rick Gorrell, M.Ed.,LPC


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Katrina Upton, M.Ed., RN


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Evette Powers, MA

Quality Improvement

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Donna Harrington


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Lisa Norton

Human Resources  


Bethany Hacker


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