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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


Residential Reentry Centers:  Charleston • Columbia • Florence

Community Services:  Statewide with offices in Columbia • Greenville • Sumter • Summerville • Moncks Corner • Greenwood • Lancaster • Anderson • Rock Hill

Veteran Services:  Statewide with offices in Columbia • Greenville

Youth Services:

Residential Group Home • Columbia                                                                               

Treatment Foster Care • Statewide

Clinical Day Program • Columbia

Intensive Family Services • Statewide

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

2007 •  2008 •  2009  •  2010  •  2011  •  2012   


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