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.
Windwood Farm Home for Children opens.
Wando River Group Home constructed.
Schoolhouse constructed through funding from the Sertoma Club of Charleston.
Mr. Tamsberg purchased the neighboring 60 acres, including a 30-acre lake and an outpost cabin.
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility house constructed.
Outpatient clinic opened in Mount Pleasant. This clinic provides individual, group, and family therapy services. Due to Covid, this program has been suspended.
Windwood started providing Community-Based Prevention Services (CBPS) to families in Charleston and Dorchester counties who have come to the attention of the Social Services for being at-risk to abuse and neglect.
CBPS transitioned to Family-Centered Community Support Services (FCCSS) through JusticeWorks. We also received DHEC approval of 4 additional beds in the PRTF.
Became the first Qualified Residential Treatment Facility in the state of South Carolina. The Transition Program for Youth began working with clients in the Qualified Residential Treatment Facility.
Opened the Brian M. Carmody Pavilion.