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Thornwell’s vision is to see hopeful, healthy, and empowered children and families fulfilling their God-given potential.


As a Christian ministry, our mission is to provide safe and nurturing environments where we educate, equip, and support children and families to thrive.

Educational Services

We provide essential education support through our various academic-focused services to help close distinct learning gaps and personalize the learning experience for children.

Family Services

Thornwell offers highly-personalized family services and programs to educate and empower parents to to reduce household stress, strengthen their family relationships and thrive!

Foster Care and Residential Services

We strive to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced trauma and offer them a full spectrum of holistic care services dedicated to their long-term healing.

LushAcres Farm

Located on 340 acres of Thornwell’s residential campus in Clinton, South Carolina, LushAcres Farm is a vibrant extension of Thornwell’s ministry dedicated to providing healthy, farm-fresh goods, family-friendly festivals, and access to health-focused resources, including our free walking trail and playground. Plus, when you visit and shop at LushAcres Farm, you directly support Thornwell programs serving children and families. Taste the LushAcres Farm difference and make a difference today!

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Impact Statements

“I’m just looking around the table and all of these people who are here to help my son, and me, and I feel like I’m not alone anymore.”

A.R.C. Residential Program Parent

“There was no judgment at all. It can be very intimidating to let someone in your house to see all of your flaws. She [family specialist] loved us for who we are. She met us where we were.”

Building Families Participant, Atlanta, GA

“As a mom, I feel so much more confident because I’ve had somebody in the trenches with me… alongside me.”

Building Families Participant, Greenville, SC

“I just enjoyed it so much. There was so much love, and the teachers were so patient, so respectful, and so encouraging. It is hard to try and find people to encourage you in life. Sometimes you feel all by yourself, not knowing that there are people that love you and care about you. Strengthening Families truly blessed my soul.”

Glenda, Strengthening Families Graduate

“I had support in people I knew who cared about me and that just gave me an extra boost of motivation. It was just the motivation and the people caring.  I think that’s what really set it off.”

Tanisha, a Thornwell Alumna

“At Thornwell, kids from hard places have a chance to just be kids again.”

Mikayla, a Thornwell alumna
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