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Thornwell Home for Children

Posted on Mon, Nov 10, 2008

Special offering received Nov. 23

Welcome to Thornwell!

The Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, South Carolina, has been taking care of children and youth in need since its founding on October 1, 1875.­


Lady pulling a wagon with children insideWith the support of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations and private donations, ­the home nurtures more than 100 children, many of whom suffer from mild to moderate emotional­ problems stemming from the death of parent(s); a separation or divorce resulting in a temporary inability to care for a child; a temporary financial and/or physical inability to care for a child; families experiencing types of dependency or abuse; and parent's/guardian's disabling health or advanced age. One of the most successful homes for children of its type, the care of Thornwell's residents is based on sound Christian principles and a warm, loving cottage atmosphere staffed by Family Teachers dedicated to providing the finest in Christian development.

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