Human Services

Alston Wilkes Society

  • Columbia, SC
  • www.alstonwilkessociety.org

Mission Statement

Rebuilding lives for a safer community.

Main Programs

  1. Community Services Program
  2. Residential Reentry Centers
  3. Supportive Services for Veteran Families
  4. Alston Wilkes Veterans Home
  5. Intensive Family Services
  6. Youth Residential Facility
  7. Clinical Day Program
  8. Treatment Foster Care
Service Areas

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South Carolina

North Carolina & South Carolina

ruling year

1964

Executive Director

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Ms. Anne Walker

Keywords

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South Carolina

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EIN

57-0477907

 Number

2925266994

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Programs

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Program 1

Community Services Program

Eleven regional Community Service Coordinators assist offenders, former offenders, and other high risk populations in rebuilding their lives as productive, self-sufficient and law-abiding members of the community. The AWS Community Service program serves people from all walks of life with one thing in common – they are in crisis. Searching for a helping hand, a listening ear, encouragement, mentorship, and coordination of services, clients and their families find hope for a brighter future through AWS.

The Alston Wilkes Society helps clients make a smooth transition back into society by providing services, referrals, training and information in these areas:

• Clothing
• Food
• Education Assistance
• Employment Placement
• Housing Assistance
• Counseling Referrals
• Identification Card and Birth Certificates
• Transportation Assistance
• Workshops in the Community and Institutions (Topics include budgeting, anger management, employment skills, life skills, parenting, etc.)

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Program 2

Residential Reentry Centers

AWS operates adult Residential Reentry Centers (RRC) for federal offenders through contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Three AWS Residential Reentry Centers are located in Columbia, Florence, and Charleston. These facilities provide 24-hour supervision, employment assistance, counseling, life skills training (finances, parenting, etc.), family reintegration and other supportive services to facilitate a successful transition back into the community. All of AWS’ Residential Reentry Centers are accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).

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Program 3

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

The Alston Wilkes Society is the recipient of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant that promotes housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing.

AWS in coordination with other community resources can provide supportive services to eligible Veterans, such as: housing counseling services, health care services, personal financial planning services, transportation services, income support services, legal services, and daily living services. Temporary financial assistance payments may be available to help with expenses such as rent, utilities, security deposits, moving costs, transportation and child care.

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Alston Wilkes Veterans Home

AWS’ Veterans Home located in Columbia, SC was the first facility in the Midlands to provide long-term transitional housing in conjunction with supportive services specifically for homeless veterans. AWS provides housing, clothing, food, transportation, job training and placement, substance abuse counseling, life skills training, therapeutic counseling, mentoring, and other supportive services for the residents in order to help them regain self-sufficiency. This partnership with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Grant & Per Diem Program (VA), Palmetto Base State Camp, the VA Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program and multiple community service organizations help veterans rebuild their lives.

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Program 5

Intensive Family Services

• Clinical services are delivered using a Family Group Decision model.
• Coordination and linkage to community services and programs are available.
• Providing these supportive services enables the AWS Youth Services Program to offer a continuum of care.
• Offers crisis management to help stabilize clients in the home environment.
• AWS offers time limited interventions delivered within the home and community environment

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Program 6

Youth Residential Facility

AWS is committed to preventing criminal behavior by intervening early in the lives of young people with serious emotional and behavioral problems. AWS operates one residential youth home in Columbia, South Carolina to provide intensive, individualized services for up to 11 at-risk youth at a time. AWS provides 24-hour supervision, life skills training, employment skills training, substance abuse counseling, therapeutic recreational activities and referrals to other community services. All youth either attend public or alternative schools. This is often the “last stop” for youth before the government is forced to place them in the juvenile justice system.

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Program 7

Clinical Day Program

• AWS offers an alternative academic service program which is provided in a structured, supportive therapeutic setting.
• Focus of this program is to teach appropriate social and behavioral skills in order to mainstream students back to a public school setting.
• Provides Lead Clinical Staff for treatment services to the client’s family of origin or other involved caregivers/guardians.
• Behavioral Interventionists and certified teachers are on site to assist with both educational and behavioral difficulties.

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Program 8

Treatment Foster Care

• AWS offers a variety of diverse treatment homes throughout the state of S.C.
• Well-trained and experienced treatment foster parents provide structure, support, and guidance to clients in care.
• Lead Clinical Staff are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week for emergency referrals, client de-escalation, and crisis management.
• Treatment foster parents and staff work together to provide treatment planning, on-going clinical assessment, and assistance with family reunification, when applicable.

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Service Areas

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South Carolina

North Carolina & South Carolina

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Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA)

American Correctional Association

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Alston Wilkes Society
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Executive Director

Ms. Anne Walker

BIO

Since November 1987 Anne Walker, of Sumter, South Carolina, has been the Executive Director of the Alston Wilkes Society, a S. C. statewide, non-profit agency, working with criminal justice, homelessness, veterans, and mental health issues. In addition to her professional position, Anne has been involved extensively at the local level in the Sumter and Columbia communities. She served as President of the Midlands United Way Executive Directors Association and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Midlands United Way. She is a past president of the Columbia Rotary Club and Past District Governor for 2008/2009 for Rotary District 7770. She is the Past President of the following Board of Directors: United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties, the Sumter YWCA and the Sumter Forum. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Sumter Chamber of Commerce, and the USC – Sumter Educational Foundation, she is a sustaining member of the Sumter Junior Welfare League, a charter member of the Carolinian Ball of Sumter, and a charter member of the Palmetto Society of Sumter. Anne is a past member of the TWIN Honorary Board of the Sumter YWCA, and she serves on the Church Council at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. In March 2008 Sumter Volunteers Inc. named Anne as one of three women to the Sumter Women's Honor Roll.

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