Who We Are

Mission Statement


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.

Windwood Family Services Philosophy of Care and Values


Listening to our clients, stakeholders, and supporters

Collecting and analyzing data and outcomes

Improving our services and processes with measured results

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How


Windwood Family Services provides help, hope, and healing to children and families affected by abuse, neglect, or trauma through residential programs and community services. 

Windwood Farm serves boys ages 6-16 who have either 1.) experienced prior abuse and neglect and are in the custody of SC Department of Social Services or 2.) experiencing behavioral issues without abuse or neglect in their background and are in their parent’s custody.

Family Resource Connection and Preservation Services serves families in the Charleston tri-county area with founded cases of maltreatment. The FRCPS Program is committed to providing short-term, family-centric services that promote safe and stable families, protect children, and enhance parent functioning.


At Windwood Farm, we provide a stable environment for boys to heal and unlock their full potential, giving them the tools they need to succeed at home, in school, and in the community. 

Our residential therapeutic programs help children maximize their potential through strong academics, recreational and clinical interventions, and positive relationships with peers, adults, and nature. It is designed to give each child a chance to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.

While at Windwood, the boys learn age-appropriate social and communication skills, acquire the ability to resolve conflicts and manage their anger, and learn to extinguish the disruptive behavior patterns that prevented them from leading successful lives.

Read more about our Residential Programs

Family Resource Connection and Preservation Services helps families stay together through challenging times and keeps children out of protective custody. Read more about FRCPS


Windwood Farm is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our Direct Care Staff provides round the clock supervision and care to the boys. 


Windwood Farm is located on a 110-acre farm in Awendaw, SC. Both of our residential programs – a Qualified Residential Treatment Program and a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility – are located at the Awendaw campus. 

Our Family Resource Connection and Preservation Services is based out of our clinic at 900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 104 in Mount Pleasant, SC.


We believe that when children explore and discover their inherent strengths in a structured, nature-based environment, their self-esteem, compassion, coping, and social skills improve. Our goal is simple: to unlock each boy’s potential.


We are primarily funded through the state (80%) and the other 20% comes from grants and monetary donations from our generous supporters. 

Clothing, toys, books, sports equipment and more are generously donated by our supporters to make sure the boys’ needs are taken care of so staff can provide them with the emotional and educational tools they need to succeed.

“I volunteer at Windwood because the boys are God’s creations that have endured special challenges. Beyond Sunday School, my favorite times with the boys involve hanging out at Trunk or Treat (such great costumes!) and sharing Thanksgiving dinner with them at LifePark.”
Matt P., Windwood Volunteer

Windwood Family Services is dedicated to maintaining a family-driven, child-focused, strength-based and culturally responsive orientation in providing its services. We accomplish this by:

Our Approach

Developing services that are multi-disciplinary and comprehensive in approach.

Quality Services

Providing a quality array of services: Family Centered Community Support Services, residential care/treatment, that are flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the children and families.

Safe Environment

Maintaining a safe and secure environment that allows a child to thrive and that encourages family engagement in the therapeutic process.


Maintaining respect for the personal goals and wishes of the child, family, and community and empowering the family by building parental capacity and competence.

Encouraging Life Skills

Surrounding the child and primary caregivers with positive role models and experiences that assist them in the development of pro-social life skills.

Healthy Parent-Child Development

Preparing the child and his family for positive life experiences in their community through activities that enhance a parent’s abilities and promotes a healthy parent-child development.

Training Staff

Training and promoting staff that embrace our agency goal of being a culturally sensitive agency that follows best practice strategies.

Improvement Process

Having a process of performance and quality improvement for identifying and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of both therapeutic service delivery and overall agency management.