Pioneers in Hope.

We believe in providing exceptional, holistic care to children and their families. Toward that goal, we mindfully consider every part of a child's life - from health and education to safety and their place in the community - and craft programs and services designed to create positive outcomes and hope for all.

About New Hope Treatment Centers

Founded in 1987 by Dr. George Orvin, New Hope Treatment Centers offers a full continuum of Behavioral Healthcare and has earned national recognition for quality and innovation. Our dedicated team of professionals partner with youth, their families, and sponsoring agencies to provide premier care, treatment, and services. Our wellness approach to care emphasizes each consumer's strengths and embraces the family's involvement. We help children find their voices, reconnect with family, discover creative outlets, manage their challenges, and live in the world with new hope. It's our name - and our promise, for a better life.

"Roots and Wings"

The poem below by author Denis Waitley strongly relates to what we believe in - the need for adolescents to be grounded and safe, have independance and guidance, and learning from trial and error.

If I had two wishes, I know what they would be
I'd wish for Roots to cling to, and Wings to set me free;
Roots of inner values, like rings within a tree;
and Wings of independence to seek my destiny.
Roots to hold forever to keep me safe and strong,
To let me know you love me, when I've done something wrong;
To show me by example, and help me learn to choose,
To take those actions every day to win instead of lose.
Just be there when I need you, to tell me it's all right,
To face my fear of falling when I test my wings in flight;
Don't make my life too easy, it's better if I try,
And fail and get back up myself, so I can learn to fly.
If I had two wishes, and two were all I had,
And they could just be granted, by my Mom and Dad;
I wouldn't ask for money or any store-bought things.
The greatest gifts I'd ask for are simply Roots and Wings.

Our Leadership

George H. Orvin, M.D.

Founder, New Hope Treatment Centers

August 6, 1922 - August 29, 2014

In the early 1960s, Dr. George Orvin pioneered a world-renowned adolescent treatment program integrating individual, group, family, and multifamily therapies. The founder and Chairman of New Hope Treatment Centers, Dr. Orvin was also a Professor of Psychiatry at The Medical University of South Carolina until 1989 and thereafter designated as Professor Emeritus. A diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a fellow of the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a fellow of the Southern Psychiatric Association, he also has more than 180 international publications and presentations to his credit.

Founder and President of the Carolinas Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, he also served as Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Commission for Alcohol & Drug Abuse (1973 - 1988) and Senior Editor of the Annals of Adolescent Psychiatry (1975 - 1997).

A Citadel graduate, Dr. Orvin received his Doctor of Medicine and psychiatric training at The Medical University of South Carolina and the Maudsley Hospital at The University of London in England.

Jay S. Orvin

Chairman & CEO, New Hope Treatment Centers

Jay Orvin's career path has led him from leadership positions in real estate brokerage, real estate development, and manufacturing products to nursing homes and behavioral health. In 1987, Jay joined his father, Dr. George H. Orvin, to create New Hope Treatment Centers, the first-of-its-kind residential psychiatric treatment center with a family-centric focus.

Under Mr. Orvin's leadership, New Hope Treatment Centers has grown from a single facility in Charleston, SC, to a nationally recognized network of inpatient and community-based behavioral healthcare providers.