Nurture Home

Nurture Home is our response to single women and mothers who are homeless, and most often the victims of domestic violence. Nurture Home provides structured interventions to empower each of the women to become self-sufficient. Combined with individualized support to improve the mental health of women and their children, our goal is to end the cycle of homelessness.

Thanks for attending our 1st Annual Hearts for Hope and Homes!
The luncheon was a great success thanks to your support. Thank you for coming to listen as our captivating speaker, Stacey Bess shared insightful stories into the lives of homeless children....children with experiences like those we serve through Nurture Home. We are happy to share that many of you became a "Heart for Hope" with a donation to Nurture Home. We have a just few copies of Stacey's autographed book, "Beyond the Blackboard". Become a Heart for Hope with a donation of $50 in support of Nurture Home and receive a book or DVD, while supplies last! 

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Become a Heart for Hope with a minimum donation of $50.00,
and Receive a your choice of DVD or a copy of Stacey Bess' book, 
Beyond the Blackboard while supplies last!

You may donate on-line at www.mha-aiken.org or by mail at MHA Aiken County, PO Box 1074, Aiken, SC 29802
 Stay tuned for a special event for Hearts for Hope in May!
EACH OF YOUR VOTES TRULY COUNTED!!!
THANK YOU ALL, due to your support and daily votes...WE WON!!!! THANK YOU, we truly appreciate this much needed donation! We would like to thank Gold's Gym for the opportunity to be included in their Gold's Gives Back voting contest, and for the $1000 donation which they are awarding to us as the winner of this year's contest. We are extremely appreciative of our community, family, and friends to Mental Health America Aiken County who have been diligent in their efforts to vote regularly and for sharing the voting page with their family and friends. It was an extremely close race for the duration of the contest and certainly exciting especially during the last hours of the contest. Thank you all for your continued support, it is much needed, and very much appreciated! — THANK YOU! ~ Mental Health America of Aiken County
THANK YOU, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations for donating WJBF air time. The talented staff of WJBF visited Nurture Home and filmed a commercial that captured the heart and hope of Nurture Home! As the year comes to a close, please consider making a year-end donation to help sustain services offered through our Nurture Home program! 
Click to see commercial or follow the "movie" link below:


So happy to have our day brightened with the delivery of these super special bears for the children in Nurture Home! Personalized instructions added to each bear by the children...reminding children to hug bears tight and to remember to always have hope! A huge heartfelt thank you to the lovely, caring children of Aiken's First Baptist Church


Nuture home gains more money to continue transforming the lives of homeless women, Posted: 8:58 AM May 3, 2012

"A shelter for homeless single moms finally found enough money to sustain their projects. The shelter's organizers say homelessness is becoming a widespread problem in Aiken County. A historic home in downtown Aiken serves as the temporary home for about a dozen women trying to get back on their feet.....The constant monitoring and staffing of the home requires money and the non-profit's executive director says they were barely making ends meet. "We struggled to make payroll almost every pay period," Tindal said. This year Nurture Home qualified for federal grant money to the tune of $120,000 for two years. "It's going to make an amazing impact on our sustainability," said Tindal. Click here to see the entire report
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Woodside Plantation Festival of Homes 2011 Benefits Nurture Home
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A Garden of Hope "A new group called Mommy & Me Missions was formed by Adrienne Patterson so mothers and their children could give back to the community. Adrienne established the group in June, and the group will do volunteer work every Wednesday until school starts. They planted a garden at the Nurture Home in late June and the garden continues to flourish and provide both beauty and sustenance to the residents of the shelter." Click here to read Aiken Standard article

Helping Build a Foundation for the Future  "Woodside Plantation and the Women of Woodside donated proceeds from the 2011 Festival of Homes to Mental Health America of Aiken County's Nurture Home. Nurture Home is committed to ensuring a safe and caring temporary place for homeless women and their children while requiring the commitment of the residents to take care of the house, parent their children and hold a job or pursue an education. Nurture Home is making the lives of homeless mothers and children in our community."

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For Agencies interested in Client Referral:

For your convenience additional referral sources are provided at the bottom of this page for shelters available in SC and the CSRA.

FOR REFERRING AGENCIES ONLY

ADDITIONAL SHELTERS:

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Cumbee Center, To Assist Abused Persons

(803) 649-0480

if no answer (803) 641-4162

website: http://www.cumbeecenter.org/ 

135 Lancaster St. SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3821    

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Salvation Army, for men, women & families

(803) 641-4149 
website: www.salvationarmyaiken.org
604 Park Avenue, Aiken, SC 29802  
  

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Helping Hands, for abused, abandoned, neglected children (male/female) ages birth-21 y/o 

(803) 644-4189

website: http://helpinghandsaiken.org/mainsite/   

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My Fathers House, for homeless women struggling with substance abuse

(803) 502-0285 

website: http://crossroadsaiken.com/      

808 York Street N.E., Aiken, SC 29801          

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Mt. Salem Outreach Ministries, shelter for men only

(803) 593-2276

2121 Augusta Rd, Gloverville, SC 

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Aiken County 211 Help Line

211 or (803) 641-4143

or  if outside Aiken Co.(866)648-9900

website: http://www.aikenhelpline211.org/main/

1055-B Silver Bluff Rd, Aiken, SC 29803

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Meg's House (Emergency/Transitional Shelter, Domestic Violence/Homeless Women & their Children)

Serving the following counties: Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda

(864) 227-1890 Primary    (800) 447-7992 Toll Free      (864) 229-7663 Toll Free

PO Box 3410, Greenwood, SC     website:megshouse.org/    email: megsstaff@earthlink.com

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The Butterfly House Inc., for pregnant women   

(803) 284-5042       (803) 284-3208

P. O. Box 13, Blackville, SC 29817    

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Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina,

for pregnant women

(843) 722-7526

website: http://www.florencecrittentonsc.org

19 Saint Margaret Rd, Charleston, SC 29402  

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MACH (Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless)

Emergency Services For The Homeless (Richland*Lexington*Kershaw)

(803) 254-3886

1917 Harden St., Columbia, SC 29204

http://nationalhomeless.org/references/directory/organization/Midlands+Area+Consortium+for+the+Homeless+%28MACH%29/

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Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc. (MIRCI),

housing programs for clients w/ mental illness

(803) 786-1844

website: http://www.mirci.org/

3809 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205   

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GEORGIA

Garden City Rescue Mission

(706) 724-6960 for women & families 

or (706) 722-2058 for men

828 Fenwick St, Augusta, GA     

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Salvation Army (GA), for men, women & families

(706) 826-7933

website: http://www.salvationarmyaugusta.org

1384 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901  

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Hope House Inc, for former GA residents ONLY,

suffering from substance abuse/mental health disorders 
(706) 737-9879 

website: http://www.hopehouseforwomen.org/who-we-serve/admission-process/

2205 Highland Ave, Augusta, GA 30909 

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Head of the Giant (Emergency Shelter for Homeless Women/Children & Homeless Men - Christian Based Ministry)
(706) 631-5384  4483/4280 Windsor Spring Rd., Augusta, GA 
website: http://www.headofthegiantministry.com/
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For valuable resources concerning homelessness in the state of South Carolina, go to: 


For valuable information concerning homelessness in your area (regardless of present location) go to: Homelessness Resource Center then click on a state to view local resources available for that state

Local homeless assistance agencies provide a range of services, including shelter, food, housing counseling, and job skills programs. Start by contacting one in your area!   Resources for Homeless Persons


If you are facing foreclosure, please talk to a foreclosure avoidance counselor: ow.ly/aP0G7

In Aiken County contact:
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & IMPROVEMENT CORP. (CDIC)

560 Jefferson Davis Highway
GRANITEVILLE, South Carolina 29829-2748
Phone: 803-663-6848
Fax: 803-663-9590
E-mail: tbanks@cdic-sc.org
Website: www.aikenhousing.org

- Fair Housing Pre-Purchase Education Workshops
- Financial Management/Budget Counseling
- Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling
- Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
- Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops
- Pre-purchase Counseling
- Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
- Rental Housing Counseling

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING:
 
  • "A free place to list and find affordable housing in our Palmetto State."

 
This is a FREE service for listing and locating affordable housing. If you need assistance, please contact our Customer Service Center toll free at 1-877-428-8844
 
 
  • For additional information on housing in the state of SC:
 

OR

 
 
  • Aiken County Housing Authority
     (803) 649-6673

If you are facing foreclosure, please talk to a foreclosure avoidance counselor: ow.ly/aP0G7