Nurture Home

Restoring Hope

Nurture Home is our response to women who are homeless with a mental illness. 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.


The mission of Nurture Home is to provide women that are homeless with a mental illness a safe place to thrive and restore stability within the Aiken community.


In 2015, Nurture Home experienced a budget cut of $45,000 due to changes in priorities of our Federal Funds through HUD. This shortfall could be a crisis for our agency, compromising the sustainability of Nurture Home, our shelter for homeless single women and children. We've changed the lives of over 100 families since 2009.

Our Part

  • Give individualized support
  • Facilitate of resources to achieve stability
  • Build confidence and create resilience
  • Create a safe, stable and calm environment

Their Part

  • Transparency and willingness to change past behavior patterns
  • Prioritize goals



South Carolina Shelters

The Cumbee Center, to assist abused persons
(803) 649-0480 if no answer (803) 641-4162
135 Lancaster St. SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3821

Salvation Army, for men, women & families
(803) 641-4149
604 Park Avenue, Aiken, SC 29802

Helping Hands, for abused, abandoned, neglected children (male/female) ages birth-21 y/o
(803) 644-4189

My Fathers House, for homeless women struggling with substance abuse
(803) 502-0285
808 York Street N.E., Aiken, SC 29801

Mt. Salem Outreach Ministries, shelter for men only
(803) 593-2276
2121 Augusta Rd, Gloverville, SC

Aiken County 211 Help Line
211 or (803) 641-4143 or if outside Aiken Co.(866) 648-9900
1055-B Silver Bluff Rd, Aiken, SC 29803

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: email:

The Butterfly House Inc., for senior women
(803) 284-5042 (803) 284-3208
P. O. Box 13, Blackville, SC 29817

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina, for pregnant women
(843) 722-7526
19 Saint Margaret Rd, Charleston, SC 29402

MACH (Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless)
Emergency Services For The Homeless (Richland*Lexington*Kershaw)
(803) 254-3886
1917 Harden St., Columbia, SC 29204

Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc. (MIRCI), housing programs for clients w/ mental illness
(803) 786-1844
3809 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205

Georgia Shelters

Garden City Rescue Mission
(706) 724-6960 for women & families
or (706) 722-2058 for men
828 Fenwick St, Augusta, GA

Salvation Army (GA), for men, women & families
(706) 826-7933
1384 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901

Hope House Inc, for former GA residents ONLY,
suffering from substance abuse/mental health disorders
(706) 737-9879
2205 Highland Ave, Augusta, GA 30909


For valuable resources concerning homelessness in the state of South Carolina, go to:
South Carolina – Homelessness & Help for the Homeless SCIWAY: SC's Information Highway

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:


In Aiken County

Community Development & Improvement Corp.. (CDIC)
560 Jefferson Davis Highway
GRANITEVILLE, South Carolina 29829-2748
Phone: 803-663-6848
Fax: 803-663-9590
- 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

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
or email

For additional information on housing in the state of SC:


Aiken County Housing Authority
803) 649-6673

If you are facing foreclosure, please talk to a foreclosure avoidance counselor: