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Safe, Nurturing

A home away from home.


Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for children and families by providing a safe and nurturing Christian community where a child's spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and educational needs can be fully met.

Our Story

For more than 86 years, we've been helping children find a place to call home.

Crosswell Home for Children, established in 1935 by the Estate of John K. Crosswell, has served as a home for more than 1,000 local children.


Today, there are many different reasons why children, youth and families may seek our services, but we continue to carry on Mr. Crosswell’s legacy by providing a home away from home for our children. 


Children come to stay with us for various reasons — the death of their parent(s); separation or divorce; or when there is a financial crisis or the physical inability to care for a child; chemical dependency or abuse issues.


We also serve children and youth that may be in the custody of the State of South Carolina due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. Whatever the issues that lead to placement, Crosswell Home seeks to minister to children, youth and families in a safe and nurturing Christian community. 


Children come to Crosswell primarily from Sumter and surrounding counties, but our services are available to children and families throughout South Carolina. We also partner with local agencies to provide counseling and related services as needed by the children in our care. 


Our children attend local public schools and are involved in local churches along with a variety of extracurricular activities. They spend afternoons playing pick-up games of basketball and soccer. In the summertime, they enjoy our pool or a trip to the bowling alley.


Some children stay with us only a few days, others may live with us for a few years. However long children are with us, our goal is to be a Home where children learn, play, and develop to their fullest potential.

Our Story


From those impacted by our Home.

"I lived at Crosswell from June of 1970 until April of 1977. I learned many things about life and met many great people. Crosswell afforded me opportunities I would not have ever had if I had remained in my mother's care. Thank you for everything!"

Chuck, CHC Alumni

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