50 Years of Service
November 15, 2012 Hundreds gathered at Seawell's Restaurant to mark the Alston Wilkes Society's golden anniversary. Parker Evatt, AWS's first executive director, keynoted the event. The event also featured the presentation of awards to honor staff and volunteers from the criminal justice community for outstanding service. The Alston Wilkes Society congratulates the following award recipients:
- Evoney D. Shaw, The Olin Sanders S.C. Correctional Officer of the Year
- Dawne S. Gannon, The James W. Sparks S.C. Youth Worker of the Year
- Cheryl Townsend, The William C. Nau Federal Probation Officer of the Year
- Crystal Owens, The Mark Hart Probation & Parole Agent of the Year
- Anthony B. Fox, The S.C. Law Enforcement Trooper of the Year
- Chief Franco Fuda, The S.C. Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
- Sammie Stroud, The Linda J. Allen AWS Employee of the Year
- Jo Ann Blackwell, The AWS Part-Time Employee of the Year
- Christine Barrows, The AWS Veterans Home Volunteer of the Year
- Thurmond & Martha Gripper, The AWS Foster Parents of the Year
- New Ebenezer Baptist Church, The Parker Evatt AWS Volunteer of the Year
8th Annual Past Employee Luncheon
April 18, 2013 - Join us for lunch, fellowship, and door prizes! Contact Laurie Murnane Brazell for more information.
Past Presidents Luncheon
Each year our Past Presidents gather to enjoy food and fellowship. More details to come soon.
What People Say
"I came to the Alston Wilkes Society as a resident of their adult reentry program. It was there that case managers worked intently with me to become self sufficient and obtain independent living..."
Becoming a Foster Parent can be a very rewarding experience! Do you possess the gift of being able to open your heart and home to children who are in need of a safe, nurturing place to live? With your courage, strength, and patience, YOU can become a hero to a child in need!
Meet Mr. Miller
Mr. Lawrence Miller, a 64 year old retired Army Veteran, wanted
desperately to find permanent housing for himself and his his family
under one roof. Natives of Minnesota, Mr. Miller had been living on
park benches on the streets of Columbia, while his wife stayed with
friends. Read More
The Alston Wilkes
Society Treatment Foster Care Program
is planning a trip to Carowinds for our
children in care and needs your
help to provide this trip free of charge. All children, in order to be eligible to
attend this trip, have participated in various community service projects
as volunteering with Families Helping Families and
clothing closet for those in need. It is very important that our
learn the importance of giving back to their community as the
has been so gracious to them.
Click here to learn how YOU can make this trip possible for a child.