Reading & Resilience

You are giving children a second chance! Friends like you make it possible for us to provide a unique continuum of care to love and serve children and families at any stage of life. The sad reality for many foster children is that the disruption in their lives leaves little room for keeping up with […]

Gifts that Keep Giving

Thornwell partners with St. Andrews Presbyterian Church to serve children and families in Tucker, GA.   Building Families is Thornwell’s ministry designed to equip, train, and empower children and families to strengthen their relationships and live their best lives together. This was the hope that first compelled Tifanie Haun to engage Building Families Lead Specialist […]

Mikayla is a Living Symbol of Hope as She Pays it Forward

When you help today, children with extraordinary needs are blessed. You wouldn’t know it today, but as a small child, Mikayla endured her mother’s death, father’s incarceration, and the passing of a loving grandfather who cared for her. At the age of 7, she came to live at Thornwell when no one else in her […]

Lindy Scott Awarded Outstanding Achievement in Human Services

If you know anything about Thornwell, you know Lindy Scott. She’s been a leading contributor behind the organization’s staying power and mission to build strong families. If you know anything about Lindy Scott, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that she was awarded the Teaching-Family Association’s Outstanding Achievement in Human Services award recently. The award […]

Growing Stronger

The Strengthening Families program gives countless families the tools, resources, and confidence they need to thrive in uncertain circumstances—COVID-19 and otherwise. Single mom Erica and her 7-year-old daughter, Isabella, are putting these lessons into action much sooner than anyone expected. They were thrilled to be a part of our most recent cycle of Strengthening Families, […]

Thornwell and The Church Partner to Serve Those in Foster Care

Give Today to Support Foster Care Together, We Can Change a Child’s Life Forever. Your generous spirit has inspired a community of support that’s taken the heart of Thornwell into cities across the Southeast! For 145 years, we’ve served as an extension of the local church, empowering thousands of people to join our mission to […]

Thornwell Life | 2020 Volume 2

Give to Support Stories of Hope and Wholeness Thornwell Life | 2020 Volume 2 This issue of Thornwell Life features a COVID-19 update and our 2019 in review. The newsletter also shares stories of hope from our Strengthening Families and Building Families programs, our Read Right program, one of our incredible church partners in Spartanburg, […]

A Prayer Devotional for Foster Families

We are facing unprecedented times.   In fact, we have more in common with children in foster care than ever before. You can imagine now what it’s like to be a foster child – without control, isolated from everything that’s familiar. The truth is, we’re all adjusting to life “in the meantime.”   And now more than ever children and families in foster care need our support! Will […]

How to Take Care of Yourself

For the third and final blog in our series, we’re focusing on you! We know that COVID-19 is not an ideal season, but God is with us and is walking alongside us in the uncertainty and the stress. And in the midst of this crisis, our mission remains the same. Thornwell serves to prevent child […]

Support Families in Your Community

Every April, we recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in this season, it takes on an even deeper meaning. Stress levels are rising due to school cancellations, work closings, and more, and social distancing measures can further isolate families who were already under strain. In light of all of this, we are continuing our blog series […]