The Alston Wilkes Society (AWS) is an accredited nonprofit organization that provides those most at risk with hope for a brighter future. AWS gives hope and rebuilds lives through rehabilitative and prevention services. The agency was founded in 1962 as a nonprofit organization led by a group of dedicated volunteers working under the direction of the Reverend Eli Alston Wilkes, Jr., a Methodist minister who labored as a tireless and devoted worker in helping those less fortunate. Today, the Alston Wilkes Society provides direct services in North and South Carolina to not only offenders, but also the homeless, families in crisis, at-risk youth, and homeless veterans.
MISSION: Rebuilding lives for a safer community.
VISION: To provide offenders, former offenders, the homeless, at-risk youth, veterans, and their families the tools they need to become productive citizens.
VALUES STATEMENT: Our primary responsibility is to those we serve. The success of the Alston Wilkes Society is measured by how we meet our responsibilities to clients, volunteers, investors, other agencies, and each other. We operate in the spirit of doing unto others as we would have them do unto us.