GREENVILLE, SC – April 24, 2012 – Generations Group Homes, a local nationally accredited nonprofit dedicated to stopping and preventing the cycle of sexual abuse among at-risk boys, names Dr. Steven R. Shrum of Charlotte, N.C. as its newest Board Member. Shrum will join the Pathways PRTF Board of Directors, where he will play a key role in oversight and long-term strategy for the program’s holistic and integrated services.
Shrum noted, “I am honored to join the Pathways PRTF Board of Directors and will try to represent Generations Group Homes in the highest degree. Generations is confidently leading us one step closer toward a goal of “No More Victims,” each and every day; I am proud to take on an even more active role in this vision.”
Shrum is a long-time volunteer at Generations, during which he has assisted largely in fundraising and awareness efforts for the Pathways PRTF Campus Capital Campaign.
A psychiatric residential treatment facility, the Pathways PRTF program at Generations is designed to treat at-risk boys who struggle with sexual behavior problems and have a direct need for psychiatric services. Individualized treatment plans, a therapeutic environment and strong educational component provide treatments designed to restore boys back to a healthy lifestyle.
A native of Charlotte, NC, Shrum attended North Carolina State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He currently lives in Simpsonville, SC where he founded Holly Tree Animal Hospital in 1994. Shrum has served in past executive leadership positions and is currently an active member of: the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Greater Greenville Veterinary Medical Association, and the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, of which he is now the Veterinary Technology Committee Chair.As a dedicated community member, Shrum is highly involved with the Greenville Breakfast Rotary Club, is a member of the 2009 Liberty Fellowship Class, and a member of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network. He is happily married to Amanda Dean Shrum and has a six-year old step-son, Logan.
About Generations Group Homes
Generations Group Homes is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 that strives to break the cycle of violence for boys affected by abuse. The goal of the Generations program is to provide adolescent and pre-adolescent males with a therapeutic environment in a structured home- like setting that promotes and rewards positive change. At the nationally accredited group homes located in Simpsonville, South Carolina, the talented and highly trained team works diligently to meet the specific needs of each child to ensure his future success. Through behavior management and various skill-building programs, Generations maintains a 98% success rate as they work toward the goal of ‘no more victims.’ For more information on Generations Group Homes, please visit www.generationsgroup.com.