Heroes for Children of Horry County, South Carolina

Heroes for Children is a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the volunteer Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, South Carolina.

Volunteer Guardians ad Litem are court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect.

Heroes for Children supports the Horry County Guardian ad Litem program in a number of ways by providing financial and human resources in the following areas:

 Expanded public relations - assisting in the recruitment of new volunteer Guardians, while raising public awareness about the work of Guardians, and advocating for the issues relevant to children and families involved in the Family Court System.

 Inter-agency collaboration initiatives aimed at strengthening the overall efforts by the Court and Foster Care System to help families and children at risk.

 Providing expanded training and resources for Guardians to enhance their work with the children and families they serve.

To learn more about how you can be part of this effort, explore the information provided below.


The 2012 Annual Report can be found on our Resource Page.  Please take a look at all that Heroes for Children is doing.

how to volunteer

For information on how to become a Guardian ad Litem, navigate to our FAQ page or visit the South Carolina Guardian ad Litem website at http://scgal.org/state/index.html.  To contact the Horry County Guardian ad Litem office directly, email dlewis@oepp.sc.gov or erock@oepp.sc.gov , or call   843-347-9750


To volunteer to become a member of Heroes for Children, call Ken Peterson at 843-390-5949 or click on the "Contact us" button at the top of this page.

Donate your time and talent to support the work done by the men and women in the Guardian ad Litem program in our community. Get more information on our Volunteer page.

monthly statistics

Check out monthly statistics in the Guardian Gazette (GAL news)


news headlines


 Who was Cass Elias McCarter?  And why is the Guardian ad Litem Program in South Carolina now named after her?  
Go to the GAL NEWS page for more information.