Endless Opportunities for What Comes Next

When a child ‘ages out’ of foster care at 18, Thornwell provides a home—the Transitional Living Cottages—to support them into adulthood. At 19, Adair is utilizing this program to navigate independence as she attends college classes, works, and makes decisions about the kind of life she hopes to live. Young adulthood is challenging—full of the […]

Building Foundations for Thriving Families

In partnership with local churches, Building Families equips, trains, and empowers children and families to strengthen their relationships and live their best lives together. Building Families is a safe and nurturing program for families to learn together, express themselves, and build a foundation for a strong and stable environment. Thanks to your generous support, lives […]

A Celebration of Giving

The Power of Philanthropy, a Celebration of Giving Ninety-five years of service to the most vulnerable children in SC! That’s how long we’ve been in partnership with The Duke Endowment. Thornwell’s Mayes-Dowdle Alumni House overflows with past records and celebration of the mission impact resulting from the rich relationship between our organization and The Duke […]

The Call to Foster

The Cooper Family’s Pursuit to Show God’s Love Through Foster Care The Coopers are pursuing a lifelong calling to provide a loving home for children in need, and they are committed to doing all they can to help the children in their care, and their biological families, heal. The Coopers, middle school sweethearts, always knew […]

Thornwell’s Farm is Back!

One of our greatest values is stewarding all that God has entrusted to us—from the Board of Trustees (BOT), our staff, the people we serve, and our treasured alumni, to our financials and assets. This includes you. This includes the 340 acres of land at Thornwell’s central campus in the historic town of Clinton, South […]

Serving Children and Families in All Circumstances

Navigating Early Childhood Development via Virtual Learning An essential component of our continuum of care is our unique, full-service Child Development Center (CDC), focused not only on the children who attend but also on their families. Each child’s family has access to all services Thornwell offers: personalized growth plans, therapy, in-home visits, workforce and college […]

Creating a Cycle of Love

At 16, Aubrey is raising her 18-month-old daughter Clarissa and finishing high school so that she can one day become a marine biologist. Thanks to generous donors like you, Aubrey is surrounded with the kind of support she needs to build a life for herself and for her daughter. Aubrey and Clarissa live on Thornwell’s […]

Thornwell Life | 2020 Volume 3

Give to Support Stories of Hope and Wholeness Read our most recent issue of Thornwell Life for stories of life change from our Building Families and Teen Moms program, testimonies from a Foster family and a student in our Transitional Living program, and more. Thank you for making these incredible successes possible!

Invest in Sam’s Education

While many of us have spent the last several months longing for connection and normalcy, Sam has spent years wishing for it. Will you help children like Sam who live in foster care? GIVE NOW As parents in your community prepare their school-age children for whatever version of school they are facing, Sam is doing […]

CARES Act Donor Benefits

WRITE OFF $300!HERE’S HOW: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law to encourage givers like you to support the communities you care about. Expanding the charitable giving incentive is a recognition by Congress of the critical work of agencies like Thornwell who provide essential services to thousands of children and […]