Our History

Our Founding


Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc. was established in 1985 as a private, non-profit long-term residential care program by local businessman, Joseph L. Tamsberg, Jr. Since his initial donation of our Awendaw property, previously his family’s home, the Windwood Family of Services is utilized as a valued resource in our community. Governed by a Board of Directors, Windwood serves children and their families through residential and community support services in Charleston and Dorchester counties. Mr. Tamsberg continues to assist Windwood Farm in the delivery of our mission: to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this mission we are building foundations to influence futures.

Big Picture History


Since 1985, when the home opened its doors to six children, Windwood Farm’s residential programs have continued to grow at a steady pace serving over 700 young boys and adolescents in its thirty-eight year history. Currently Windwood Farm’s residential programs are licensed to serve 28 children at a time.

Since we began, we’ve seen

children served

families served since 2012

acres on the farm

buildings on the farm

average annual volunteer hours

“Being with these boys and seeing they just want what all children want and that is to be heard and loved. They are so much fun to be with!! I learn more from them than they learn from me.”
Diane H., Windwood Volunteer