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New Destiny Center, Inc. was founded by Derrick L. Murray in 2007 because of a God-given vision. Due to the lack of local foster homes and behavioral healthcare in the Lowcountry several children are often sent outside of their communities for care, making it difficult for recovery, rehabilitation and family reunification to take place. Other children are overcrowding the juvenile justice system and still others are falling through the cracks each day.


Having had previous experience working with at-risk children and a background in law enforcement, the founder of the organization was inspired by God to do something in his community to make a difference. So he reached out to other members of the community for help and thus formed "Operation New Start", a program that provides residential care services to boys who are in need of a safe, structured, family-like environment that promotes overall growth and development. The New Destiny Center Home for Boys opened its doors in April of 2012 and has since served hundreds of boys from counties across the state of SC, providing them with education, counseling, life-skills training, mentoring and other services, helping them get back on the right track and reuniting them with their families.