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Rebuilding Lives for a Safer Community

The Alston Wilkes Society (AWS) is a multistate nonprofit organization that provides those most at risk with hope for a brighter future.  AWS gives hope and rebuilds lives through rehabilitative and prevention services.  The agency was founded in 1962 as a nonprofit organization led by a group of dedicated volunteers working under the direction of the Reverend Eli Alston Wilkes, Jr. Rev. Wilkes was a Methodist minister who labored as a tireless and devoted worker in helping those less fortunate. Today, the Alston Wilkes Society is providing direct services in North and South Carolina to not only offenders, but also the homeless,
at-risk youth, veterans, and families in crisis.


Federal Residential Reentry Centers (RRC)
Columbia, SC
Charleston, SC
Fayetteville, NC
Florence, SC

Federal Residential
Reentry Centers (RRC)

Three adult residential facilities house
federal offenders through contracts with
the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  AWS
provides 24-hour supervision, housing,
food, and intense case management. 
Many reentry programs are offered to
help residents make a smooth transition
back into the community.  Such programs
include parenting classes, life skills training,
cultural diversity training, money
management classes, and substance
abuse counseling.

Veteran Services
AWS is the recipient of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
grant that assists qualifying low income veterans and their families in gaining access to supportive services enabling the family to maintain and/or obtain per- manent housing.  AWS has SSVF offices in Columbia, Greenville, Florence, and Charlotte, NC.

Veteran Services
Veterans Helping Veterans

The Alston Wilkes Veterans Home was the first transitional
housing facility for veterans in
the Midlands. The AWVH provides, housing; clothing; food; job training and placement; substance abuse and therapeutic counseling; and mentoring to help homeless veterans regain self-suffiency.
The program  has an 85% successful graduation rate.

Community Services

Clients may receive assistance & referalls in the following areas:

Clothing • Food • Education Assistance • Employment Placement • Employment Training
• Housing Assistance • Counseling Referrals • Transportation

Community Services
Rebuilding Lives Since 1962

Ten regional Community 
Service Coordinators
 serve all 46 counties in S.C., providing case management, counseling and employment services to offenders, ex- offenders, homeless people and families in crisis. When AWS is not able to provide direct assistance, information and referrals are available during the case management process.

Youth Services
Youth Services 

Youth Services
Providing a continuum of care

The AWS provides 24-hour
supervision and care by a
diverse and experienced staff that includes residential, academic, clinical, and home-based community services.  Smaller caseloads allow for more intensive services. All Youth Programs are  accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).


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The Alston Wilkes Society offers access to our services to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, criminal background, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status.