Connie Maxwell Children's Home
810 Maxwell Ave
Phone: (864) 942-1400
Connie Maxwell exists to create a safe and loving environment where children can thrive in South Carolina. Originally started at the SC Baptist Orphanage, today Connie Maxwell is diverse ministry that serve child through three programs.
Our residential care program is a home away from home for children in need. We each we care for over 200 children from across the state at five location: Greenwood, Chesterfield, Mauldin, Orangeburg, and Florence.
We also have a Family Care Program to restore families with hope, comfort, and shelter while they locate the resources they need to move toward successful independent living. Relief and assistance are provided to single-parents from all walks of life so each family can focus on resolving their individual crisis.
Earlier this year we also launched the Connie Maxwell Foster Care Program to help find and support loving, christian foster homes across the state.
Connie Maxwell Children’s Home provides hope for children and families dealing with difficult situations in their lives. This residential childcare ministry is headquartered in Greenwood, SC with four other campuses across the state.
The home base for Connie Maxwell’s statewide work continues to be the main campus in Greenwood, SC where 88 children in grades one through eleven live in a family-style setting of cottages. The children attend public schools and are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular school activities. Another 8 children are in the emergency shelter in Greenwood, and a total of 34 more are at the four satellite campuses around the state.
Some children in care as well as others from throughout the Greenwood area in the 1990’s participated in a re-education effort at Connie Maxwell, a special campus school program for seventh and eighth grade students identified by their guidance counselors as being at risk of not finishing school. Also, through Connie Maxwell’s Adventure-Based Counseling program, physical and mental challenges in an outdoor setting are used to build group communication and problem-solving skills as well as individual confidence. Many organizations, schools and businesses have used the course.
The challenges and opportunities continue to be great, but Connie Maxwell Children’s Home looks forward to them with faith, hope, commitment, and confidence. Dr. Jimmy McAdams came to Connie Maxwell as president in the spring of 1993 and led in the opening of another satellite campus in Orangeburg. It serves as a home for boys and girls, and is known as Connie Maxwell’s Brookland Campus. Sixteen boys and girls live in two family style cottages on 140 acres of land. To enhance the work of the family service program, the Neb Cline Family Service Center was opened on the main campus. Here, children visit with a caring individual who works with the child and family to set goals to meet their needs. OASIS was created on the farm at Connie Maxwell to develop confidence in children in a natural surrounding. Many school groups have visited the educational program offered there. Efforts were also begun on a third crisis shelter care facility that saw its completion in 2004 in Chesterfield under the current president, Dr. Ben Davis, who took the leadership position in 2002, after 9 years as business and development vice president.
In more recent years, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home has welcomed thousands of guests to the main campus in Greenwood for “A Connie Maxwell Christmas.” In just a few years this annual event has become a family tradition for many residents of the lakelands. This Christmas occasion is a way for the children and staff of Connie Maxwell to say thank you for the much-needed support received from caring individuals, businesses, organizations and churches. The continuing mission of Connie Maxwell is to help children develop and strengthen in a Christian environment, while looking for new ways to assist families who are hurting.
The mission of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, a Baptist ministry for children and families of South Carolina,is to care for children while developing and strengthening positive relationships in a Christian environment.
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