Windwood ministry leader for the Church at LifePark for 4 years
Adverse Childhood Experiences South Carolina’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative Empowering communities to prevent childhood adversity Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child’s life prior to the age of 18. This adversity can harm a child’s brain and its development, which can result in long-term negative health and social outcomes. ACEs include emotional, physical and sexual abuse; domestic violence; substance use and mental illness of someone in the household; being separated from parents, including incarceration and divorce; food insecurity; and homelessness. Through the empowerment of communities, the South Carolina ACE Initiative helps children and families overcome the effects of traumatic experiences, prevent poor health outcomes and promote well-being later in life. Children’s Trust is training to increase awareness of ACEs and their impact, collecting and disseminating data, building a prevention planning framework, and promoting sound legislative policy to address ACEs in our communities. More about the Original ACE Study Know [...]
Around lunchtime on a hot Wednesday late last month, Walter Nolan-Cohn took a break from the sun and chowed down on a chili dog. The lunch buddy beside him was one of 25 boys who live at Windwood Farm Home for Children in Awendaw, some 22 miles from Riley Park in downtown Charleston where Nolan-Cohn works. “We got to really talk to them and give them positive words of encouragement,” said Nolan-Cohn, the Community Relations Director for the Charleston RiverDogs baseball team. Lunch wasn’t the only reason he and several other RiverDogs staffers made the trip out to Windwood. The group partnered with Blackbaud and renovated Windwood’s baseball field. In one day, more than 30 members of the baseball team’s staff and a handful of Blackbaud employees cut the overrun grass, added new bases and reshaped the baseball diamond to bring it up to date. “It was essentially a backstop with high grass and [...]
Mark your calendar for November 8th and join us for "Havana Nights", the gala to support Windwood Family Services. Being held at The Cedar Room, the night will include Cuban influenced food and drinks, live auction, silent auction, raffles, live music, dancing, and of course cigars and fedoras! Join us as a sponsor!
103.5 WEZL and the Town of Mount Pleasant are kicking off summer with our 2018 Party in the Park presented by Southern Lumber and Millwork. The free summer concert series returns to Mount Pleasant's Memorial Waterfront Park every Tuesday in June! Windwood is the proud beneficiary of proceeds from the Dixie Vodka tent! Join us for free music and awesome adult libations as we raise money for our children and families. If you are over 21 and would like to volunteer to help us serve patrons please sign up! See the full lineup below!
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of May at Edmunds Oast Exchange for $5 beer and wine tastings. Carefully selected by Edmunds Oast's Beer Director and Sommelier, these libations are sure to delight. The items being tasted change daily so make sure to check out more than one of these events! And follow us on Instagram @Windwoodfarm to see what we are pouring each night. See you at the Exchange 5:30-7:30 through the end of May.