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Founded as the SC Therapeutic Association in 1962 by the Reverend Eli Alston Wilkes, a Methodist minister, the Alston Wilkes Society's original mission was to provide rehabilitative services to adults released from correctional facilities in South Carolina.

Through the years, the Alston Wilkes Society has expanded its focus to include at-risk youth, homeless veterans, other homeless, and the families of these groups of people.


Rebuilding lives for a safer community.

To provide offenders, former offenders, the homeless, at-risk youth, veterans, and their families the tools they need to become productive citizens.

Our primary responsibility is to those we serve. The success of the Alston Wilkes Society is measured by how we meet our responsibilities to clients, volunteers, investors, other agencies, and each other. We operate in the spirit of doing unto others as we would have them do unto us.



American Correctional Association 

Council on Accreditation 

Correctional Accreditation Managers Association

Foster Family-Based Treatment Association of Homes & Family Services

International Community Corrections Association

Palmetto Association for Children & Families

S.C. Association of Non Profit Organizations 

S.C. Correctional Association

S.C. Jail Administrators Association

S.C. Law Association

S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association

S.C. Probation, Parole & Pardon Services

Southern States Correctional Association

United Way


Adult Residential Reentry Centers: 

Charleston, SC • Columbia, SC • Florence, SC • Fayetteville, NC 

Community Services: 

Services available throughout South Carolina with offices located in:

Anderson • Columbia • Greenville • Greenwood • Lancaster • Moncks Corner • Pickens • Rock Hill Spartanburg • Sumter 

Veteran Services: 

Transitional Housing Facility in Columbia, SC

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program provides services in the Carolinas with offices located in:

Columbia, SC • Florence, SC • Greenville, SC  • Charlotte, NC

Youth Services:

High Management Residential Group Home in Columbia, SC                                                                               

Treatment Foster Care Program provides licensed foster homes statewide in South Carolina

Clinical Day Program in Columbia, SC

Intensive Family Services provides care to eligible clients throughout South Carolina

Annual Reports - Click on a year to see the report.

2007  •  2008  •  2009  •  2010  •  2011  •  2012  •  2013  •  2014  •  2015


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