Charles Lea Center

Welcome to the Charles Lea Center!

Enhancing Lives. Encouraging Dreams.

Simply said, the Charles Lea Center supports each person as they work to achieve their fullest potential. From newborns to seniors we provide services that enhance the quality of life for approximately 1,600 children and adults in Spartanburg County with intellectual disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions. Our goal is to help each person live more indepently, and of course that means different things for everyone so we have an array of services including, residential, day and work. In addtion we offer early intervention and case management services.  Our services are based on the principles of person centered thinking that looks at the strengths of each person and uses those skills to promote greater independence.
As a vital community resource for almost half a century, the Charles Lea Center provides innovative services coupled with the latest in technology that cannot be found elsewhere in South Carolina.
We hope you’ll take time to explore our website – we’ve got a lot happening!

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  • The usual “Thank you,” is a wonderful way to show how much you appreciate others, but sometimes it can be fun to be a little more imaginative.

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