Rev. Dan Loffredo, Clinical Chaplain
William S. Hall Psychiatric Hospital for Children and Adolescents
S.C. Department of Mental Health
Dan Loffredo is currently the Clinical Chaplain at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Hospital for Children and Adolescents with the S.C. Department of Mental Health. Rev. Loffredo began this position in March 2020 after having served a little over two years as a Chaplain with the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice.
William S. Hall (WSH) is located at 220 Faison Drive Columbia, SC 29203 and is right next to the Bryan Psychiatric Hospital for Adults with SCDMH. WSH has four units serving different populations of children and teens from all over the state of S.C.
The CC unit is a psychiatric unit for little ones ages 4-11. These little ones often come from abusive or neglectful homes, have been rescued from said homes, or have acted out in some way to cause them to stay at WSH. We will also see children on the autism spectrum in this unit. The D3 unit is a psychiatric unit for teenage girls ages 12-17. Girls on this unit typically struggle with self-harm, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, autism, depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders.
The CA unit is a psychiatric unit for teenage boys ages 12-17. Boys on this unit typically struggle with anxiety, depression, autism, suicidal ideation, self-harm, oppositional defiant disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. Children and Teens in the CC, D3, and CA units typically stay at WSH between 10-20 days depending on the severity of their condition. They are provided with many different activity therapy programs that include art, music, exercise, sports, and cooking. They also receive therapeutic groups and individual counseling that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Counseling. WSH focuses on stabilizing these children and teens and setting them up with continued care and therapy in their home communities.
The D-ARP unit is a 30-45 day drug and alcohol recovery program for teenage boys and girls ages 13-17. This is an intensive 30-45 day program that helps teens struggling with addiction. This program has 12-step meetings, Drug and Alcohol Education, CognitivesBehavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Counseling, and a host of activity therapy classes including art, music, exercise, sports, and cooking.
Chaplain Loffredo serves all four units at WSH and brings two groups per week to each unit that include Emotional Intelligence, Self-Esteem Development, 12 steps / Celebrate Recovery, Children’s Spiritual Encouragement, Mindfulness and Meditation, and Spiritual Coping Skills. Chaplain Dan loves his job as he is passionate about youth ministry, addictions ministry, and mental health ministry.
If you are interested in volunteering at WSH; making donations of clothing, toys, books, etc.; or helping out with holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas please email Chaplain Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.