Pictured: (front row) Nateka Rice and Teresa Grant; (second row) Kim Brown, Quen Darbins, and Casper Rice; (back) James Dixon.

The Whitten Center Parents’ Club, established in 1953, was created by a group of parents working to advocate for their children with disabilities and special needs.  Each year, this group selects six Whitten Center employees to recognize for going above and beyond their job duties.

Nateka Rice, Teresa Grant, Kim Brown, Quen Darbins, Casper Rice, and James Dixon were the 2018 Beyond the Call winners.  Each of these employees were recognized at the annual Whitten Center Parents’ Club meeting for their hard work and dedication to those living with disabilities and special needs at Whitten Center.

“As a parent it makes you rest easier knowing that employees, such as these, are taking care of your loved one when you can’t be there every day,” says Linda Lee, president of the Whitten Center Parents’ Club and a parent of a Whitten Center resident.

The Parents’ Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit working to make a difference in the lives of those with disabilities and special needs.  To donate to their efforts, mail checks (payable to Whitten Center Parent’s Club) to Ms. Marlene D. Woods, Secretary, 304 Dixon Street, Clinton, SC  29325.

For volunteer information at Whitten Center, contact Tara Glenn in Volunteer Services at 864.938.3407 or