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.


 The "Official Site" for "Jenkins Orphanage"


COVID -19 Information


Because we care about the safety of our employees, residents and supporters, we have closed the administration office due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Any concerns or questions may be addressed by calling 843 744-1080.  You may also leave a message at that number or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monetary donations can be mailed in or made on our website,, through PayPal.  Please call to make an appointment to drop off in-kind donations.

We appreciate your care and support to Jenkins Institute for Children and ask for your patience as we all work through new procedures resulting from COVID-19.

Please stay safe and stay in touch through phone calls, our website and informational email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



M. G. Hudson, Executive Director


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