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Thornwell Home for Children

Thornwell Home for Children is all about helping children and youth — caring for them, nurturing them, helping prepare them to become the faithful individuals God created them to be.

Founded in 1875, today Thornwell is a vital ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA), children and families throughout the three-state region of the Synod of the South Atlantic — South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Each year, Thornwell’s referral network receives more than 300 calls from families in crisis; and, each year, more than 100 children find their way to this home. Most come battered and broken, frightened, full of sadness and despair to find a safe haven — a warm, loving, family-style community in which to grow and thrive.

Thornwell is governed by a Board of Trustees who represent its service area of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. All services, programs, and ministries are made possible by the grace of God, churches and their congregants, and other generous individuals and organizations.  Morningside supports Thornwell through one of our four annual special collections.  You can learn more by visiting Thornwell's website.