Killingsworth is a unique community residence for women who are emerging from crisis situations.
Within the eight bedroom home, women recovering from alcohol and/or drug abuse, incarceration, mental and emotional problems, violence and assault, or family crisis situations can find shelter and support. The residential program includes room, board, guidance and support for a nominal fee. Financial and vocational assistance to the residents is often available from partner agencies in the community.
Each resident is required to be involved in some organized productive activity during her stay. For most residents that means employment. Training or educational programs which lead to employment are equally acceptable. This requirement is basic to each woman’s steps toward self-sufficiency and return to community life.
Women are referred to Killingsworth from human service agencies across the state, from the Department of Corrections, from treatment centers, as well as from churches and self-referrals. For admittance, the referral agency or counselor contacts a staff person for an application package. A personal interview is scheduled prior to acceptance for admission.
Killingsworth is a ministry of the United Methodist Women who provide some financial support as well as resourcing and training for the staff and the Board of Directors. United Methodist Church members across South Carolina contribute volunteer services and fundraising support as well. Financial support also comes from individuals, other church groups, community based organizations, grants, and fees paid by our residents.
The residents of Killingsworth are a community of women from all walks of life, from varying kinds of families, with differing educational backgrounds and different life experiences. Their diversity gives them strength.
Killingsworth is a 501c3 nonprofit ministry of the United Methodist Women. Our Federal ID # is 57-0659510.