Due to the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the protection of the health and safety of South Carolinians, The University of South Carolina campuses are closed. But, the Institute for Families in Society is open for business and our staff are working remotely.
Because of this, the best way to reach us is by email.
The Institute for Families in Society was created in the early 1990s through the interdisciplinary efforts of a task force commissioned by the University of South Carolina. By 1992, the Institute was securely grounded by a generous donation from Cindy and Evan Nord. Working across disciplines and programs, the Institute has conducted research with a variety of partners to reduce child abuse, strengthen and engage families and communities, and improve the health of vulnerable populations.
The mission of the Institute is to use university-community interdisciplinary research and practice as a platform to advance the science of helping families and vulnerable populations.