Labels to Leaps

by Rev. Elliot M. Smith, President Have you ever had a label placed on you by others? As adults, we have the tools and emotional maturity to deal with such…

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Defying the Odds: A New Hope & A New Start

Graduation is bittersweet for seniors in our residential program. It’s a time of celebration and a time of anticipation, a time of reflection, and a time of change. And thanks…

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A Helping Hand Made All the Difference

The Building Families program provides families with an in-home service designed to equip parents and guardians with the tools they need to teach their children appropriate behaviors and improve their…

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Give the gift of courage!

Remember the joy and excitement of back-to-school shopping? Inhaling the smell of a fresh box of crayons. The pep in your step from a new backpack on your shoulders. The…

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A Bright Start

Last month we celebrated our 6th annual graduating class of Thornwell’s four-year-old kindergarten program (4K) – the Class of 2019! It was also the second graduating class of Thornwell’s three…

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Thornwell Life | 2019 Volume 2

This issue of Thornwell Life features stories from the annual 3K and 4K graduation, residential program seniors, and a Building Families success story. The newsletter also shares the hope of…

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Turning Darkness into Light

  by Rev. Elliot M. Smith, President Sweet summertime, “the good ole days.” Maybe you remember your salty, sun-kissed face after a fun-filled day doing all of your favorite things….

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Be a HERO for Kids like David

by Rev. Elliot M. Smith, President Eight-year-old David never slept in pajamas. He wouldn’t even get under the covers. Instead, he would lie down on top of the comforter,  sleeping…

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First Thing to do When a Child is Placed in Your Home

The first moments when you meet a new child are critical. The first impression that the child has of you and your home can set the tone for the relationship…

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