2023 Impact Report

A blond boy puts on a blue cape that reads "Hero" as it's blowing in the wind
A boy in a gray shirt climbs up a wooden structure

Providing help, hope, and healing through behavioral, educational, and therapeutic interventions which enhance social functioning and well-being, ensure safety, and work to achieve positive permanency for children and families in our community.

Thank YOU!

A Letter from Debbie

In 2023, Windwood experienced remarkable growth. Thanks to the generosity of many donors and friends we completed our Brian M. Carmody Family Pavilion which will enhance family visits, therapy sessions, activities for the boys, and small gatherings. Windwood became the first Qualified Residential Treatment Program in South Carolina. Additionally, we began a groundbreaking, first in the state program, Transition Program for Youth, aimed at bridging the gap between foster families and our residents. This program is designed to offer a seamless transition upon discharge, as well as increase the number of successful placements by incorporating foster families into the last 2 months of therapy.

In 2023 volunteers contributed over 2,000 volunteer hours, Windwood therapists conducted more than 1,200 therapy sessions across our two residential programs, and caseworkers visited 2,800 homes to serve families in the community.

Your belief in our vision has been the driving force behind our accomplishments and has given children and families in the Lowcountry a second chance at happiness and security. On behalf of our clients, staff, and Board of Directors, thank YOU for believing in our mission and making it all possible.

With much gratitude,

Deborah McKelvey, MA

Our Board

Joseph L. Tamsberg Jr.

Founder and Emeritus Chairman Board of Directors
Tamsberg Properties, President & Founder

Rick Baarcke, Jr.

Emeritus Vice-Chairman
Retired, Banking

Thomas P. Anderson

Emeritus Treasurer
Retired, Finance

Charles S. Carmody, SIOR, CCIM

Chair of the Board of Directors
CBRE, Senior Vice President

Susan Z. Spearman

Vice Chair
Nelson Printing Corporation

Jonathan Martin

JGM Advisors, Managing Partner & CEO

John Young

Chief of Staff, Research

Scott Dow

Dow, Inc, President & CEO

Michael Espina

Ondemand Innovation, LLC, President
SchoolSource Technologies, LLC, President and Principal Investor

J. David Hand

O.L. Thompson Construction Company, President

Anthony Kowbeidu

St. Andrews Church, Associate Rector

Scott Newitt

Firefly Distilleries, Owner

David F. Santos, Esq.

Burr & Forman LLP

Reginald Terry

Charleston County School District

Betsy Young


Kristin Wise, M.D.

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

It took your support to get us there.

We rely on donors so we can provide help for children and families.
Our revenue totaled $5,329,992
Windwood revenue 2023
Our expenses totaled $4,922,001
Windwood Expenses 2023

Windwood FY 22/23 audited financials


The Making of a Champion

You Gave Generously and Made a Difference

Jonathan arrived at Windwood a 13 year-old who had bottled up so much anger towards his family and the world. He had witnessed and experienced homelessness, domestic violence, and addiction. When he couldn’t hold back his emotions, he had intense outbursts of anger. Despite his struggles, Jonathan quickly became a mentor to many younger residents, earning the respect of his peers. The turning point of Jonathan’s treatment at Windwood occurred when his mother confessed to him her responsibility for his current situation. Since his discharge in the Summer of 2023, Jonathan and his mother have enjoyed reconnecting. He assumed a leadership role at his new high school, earning the Champion Student Award for his courage. Jonathan also joined the football team and became wrestling team captain. 

“Because of Windwood, my son and I have been given a second chance.”

A boy in red gestures to his kickball team near the batting fence

We took care of children.

Our residents received the medical care they needed.

Medical Appointments


108 appointments
+ 61 labs drawn


68 appointments

Vision care

34 appointments

25,185 meals served on campus

You helped!

Our volunteers love us and these children endlessly.

Volunteer Hours


Volunteer Groups

250+ packages of in-kind donations

You donated item after item from our wishlist!

We talked it out and found solutions

There were 2,037 total therapy sessions through Windwood.

group therapy sessions in the psychiatric residential treatment facility

individual sessions in the psychiatric residential treatment facility

family sessions in the psychiatric residential treatment facility

individual sessions in the qualified residential treatment facility

family sessions in the qualified residential treatment facility


We helped this family.

Our Family Resource Connection and Preservation Services helped a mom create a new life for her seven children.

We worked with a family this year who moved to the Charleston area to escape a domestic violence situation that had become extremely dangerous. Mom had six children and was pregnant with her seventh. Her abuser had kept her as a prisoner in her own home with no ability to make decisions of her own. Mom finally found a chance to escape due to Dad being incarcerated after his latest blow-up where he assaulted mom and the children. Our case manager, Ashley, worked with Mom to help her get a fresh start as she and the children left with only the clothing on their backs. She provided the family with clothes, diapers, school supplies, and a wonderful Christmas full of new toys for all of the children. Ashley found a local women’s group who had a baby shower for Mom where they collected all the items she needed for the arrival of her new baby. Mom is well on her way to creating a new life for her family free of abuse and filled with peace and safety.

Female volunteer gesturing to a Windwood resident as he fishes at the pond

Serving by the Numbers

2,300 home visits in the community

500 families served

In 2023, Windwood served children and families needing help, hope, and healing. Thank you for supporting us to provide that for them. Because of you, their lives and ours will never be the same. Thank you.