WHO ARE WE?
The Bowers-Rodgers Home is an emergency shelter for abused, neglected, and abandoned children from Greenwood and surrounding counties. Taken into custody by the Department of Social Services, children birth to seventeen find refuge at our shelter.
The Bowers-Rodgers Home strives to intervene in the abuse patterns of a child’s life by identifying their immediate needs; create and implement an individualized and cooperative plan to meet those identified needs; advocate for the child’s future best interest; teach expectations of appropriate family roles; and initiate, support, and promote community efforts to prevent child abuse.
Bowers-Rodgers provides 24-hour care. Two trained child-care professionals are available at all times to meet each child’s needs. In addition, a home manger, counselor, activity director, and director of quality assurance, actively participate in each child’s life.
Volunteers chaperone field trips, play and read with the children, assist with homework and help maintain the home. During the school year, local school teachers tutor the children after school.
Located in a residential neighborhood in Greenwood, the Bowers-Rodgers Home provides a homelike environment. The large two-story house has five bedrooms and a nursery, playroom and living room, a library, and two dining rooms and kitchen, all decorated in warm friendly colors.
In the neighboring activity building, individual and group therapy, tutoring lessons, arts and crafts ad a multitude of other activities take place during the week along with providing space for the staff offices.
Grassy lawns, covered porches and a safe fully equipped playground provide hours of outdoor fun.
Mary Rylander, Chair
Doug Bell, Vice Chair
Debbie Price, Secretary
Katie Parnell, Treasurer
Dr. Josh Fennell
J. Travis Dover