By now, many of you have learned of the tragic accident on July 16, 2022 that claimed the life of President/CEO Ricky Creech. The Boys & Girls Homes family continues to grieve this tremendous loss. We know, however, that Ricky would not want us spending precious time doing anything other than going about the business of taking care of his kids.
When Ricky entered our lives in October 2020, he quickly became a significant presence on campus and in the community. His intense love, caring and compassion were evident in all aspects of his work. In a time of transition and uncertainty, Ricky brought a vision to our work that began to take shape as a premier program of childcare in every aspect of the BGHNC program. He called it the Waccamaw Way and, as he implemented this evidence-based, outcomes-driven, clinical and therapeutic program, the impact on our residents and staff was clear.
Ricky is no longer with us, but the seeds he planted and the vision he shared live on and continue to grow. Rest assured that those in our care - the youth on campus; the foster children being served in many surrounding counties; the many being served through outpatient clinical assistance; those in the family reunification effort; the students provided educational opportunities through Thomas Academy - are all being served with the excellent care for which BGHNC is known.
Ricky's legacy is lived everyday by providing an environment of health, healing and hope for all who enter our doors.
Ricky built a strong executive leadership team and, under his direction, trusted them to lead their areas of expertise. It is this very team that will pull together and continue to lead. The youth and families in our care are in good hands while they discover their greatness and recognize their future is bright.
Thank you for continuing to partner with us in this significant work. We are grateful for you and your involvement with our youth and families. You are appreciated!
For the Love of Kids,
Boys & Girls Homes Family