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Myrtle Beach children's shelter expands to serve more

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Myrtle Beach children's shelter has expanded its facility to serve more than 60 kids.

Seacoast Youth Academy serves children with persistent emotional and behavioral difficulties and has been doing so since 2007.

Prior to becoming SYA, the building served as a nursing home, said Ashley Spivey, admissions coordinator.

Its expansion is the first for the academy. Currently, 48 children are served, but “we're constantly on a wait,” Spivey told WMBF News.
“The expansion is good for us; we'll be able to serve more children,” Spivey said.

Seaside Youth Academy serves children, ages 5-21. It is considered a high-management group home, providing the highest level of care, before a patient would need an institutional or hospital setting.

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