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Veteran Services


The Alston Wilkes Veteran Home was the first transitional housing facility specifically for veterans in the Midlands. AWS currently provides case management and supportive services for homeless veterans and their families.  The program is a partnership, primarily with the Veterans Administration and Palmetto Base State Camp, and has a 85% graduation rate.

                                                                             For more information, please contact:
                                                                         Donald Harrell, Veterans Home Facility Director
                                                                                       (803) 799-2490 ext. #8472

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program prevents homelessness by helping qualifying veterans and their families gain access to the resources they need in order to successfully transition to or maintain permanent housing.  In addition, AWS can connect veterans and families with other community resources such as:  housing counseling services, personal financial planning services, transportation services, income support services, legal services and child care.  Temporary financial assistance payments may be available to help with expenses such as rent, utility fees, security deposits, moving costs, transportation, and child care.  Interested veterans and their families work with an AWS Case Manager to complete an eligibility screening and assessment.  Use the links below to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions about the SSVF program                          Success Stories & Staff Testimonials

For more information, please contact: 

Diva English, SSVF Program Coordinator
(864) 345-1303 
If you are a Veteran in crisis — or you’re concerned about one — free, confidential support is available 24/7:
The Veteran's Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255   
Or Text: 838255

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