Jenkins Institute

Over 125 Years of Caring


Healthy Living

Eat Right & Exercise 

At Jenkins Institute, we are committed to providing an environment that promotes and protects Children's health and well-being. We strongly support healthy eating and physical activities. For more information on this please contact Ife Cromwell-Milton at 843-469-0336.


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 The "Official Site" for "Jenkins Youth & Family Village"



To all our supporters, volunteers, and friends:


As we make changes to our website, we want you to know that Jenkins Institute for Children is currently undergoing a transition with its name and programs.

We remain Orphan Aid Society, but we will operate as Jenkins Youth and Family Village. Our new logo will be coming out soon and will be posted on our website. We no longer have the female residential program, but we provide services and activities for the boys and girls in the nearby community.

Our programs will include a virtual learning pod for students in the community and a virtual after school tutorial program. Additional programs will include athletic skills development for boys and girls, life skills for independent living, mentoring, career and college exposure, and many programs to help our youth prepare for higher education and/or to become career ready.

We are excited about the direction we are moving in. Currently, we are working with a group of 12-15 boys and girls. Continue to visit our website for more information.

Due to COVID-19 we are still restricting some of our activities and our hours of operation. The administration office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Many thanks to all our supporters, volunteers, and friends for their faithfulness to Jenkins throughout the years. We hope we can count on your continued support as we move in this new directions.


Thank you,


Our MISSION is to promote and support the social and economic well being of children, families, and individuals to enable them to become productive and self-sufficient persons in their communities.

Our VISION for Jenkins Institute is to "Rekindle the Jenkins Dream - to Reform and Improve the Lives of Children and Families!"

Jenkins Institute, previously known as Jenkins Orphanage was founded, December 16, 1891 by Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins. In July of 1892 it was chartered by the State of South Carolina with the mission of providing a safe, secure, loving home environment for orphans and destitute boys and girls in need.  We currently care for teenage girls ages 11 up to 21 years of age.

Thank you for your donations in memory of 
Our dearly beloved
Dr. William "Bill" Jenkins
Descendent of our founder,
Rev. Daniel Joseph Jenkins


Thank you for your continued support of Jenkins