The Humble Beginning of InDwellings
InDwellings was founded by the reverends Charlie and Nancy Blakely as an outreach ministry of Foothills Presbytery (Presbyterian USA). Our mission is to “build homes of love” for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. InDwellings is committed to working with families and residents to maintain traditions, foster faith based ties, support employment, and promote community involvement. Our services are based on a foundation of love and acceptance.
In South Carolina, services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have traditionally been provided in large institutions, under the auspices of large county boards, or by out-of-state for profit providers. We believe that smaller is better.
InDwellings is a nonprofit agency based in Greenville, South Carolina that provides a personalized, alternative model of support. Our goal is to provide care free from the bureaucracy and politics of larger organizations. We are committed to family involvement, honesty & transparency in service delivery, and person centered supports.
What makes a house a home? Safety, comfort, and a sense of belonging for sure. A house is walls, floors, and a roof, but a home is a harbor or even a sanctuary. It is a place where we can be ourselves. InDwellings is committed to creating homes of love. Supportive settings based on Jesus’s admonition of acceptance and love for our neighbors.
InDwellings was founded by Presbyterian ministers Charles and Nancy Blakely and we hold as a foundational belief that every person is special and unique, created by god and the object of Divine Love. While we serve and employ people of any faith, our services are based on a Christian conception of love perhaps best expressed by the apostle Paul:
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
-1 Corinthians 13:4-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
The InDwellings team is always looking for additional friends to volunteer, serve on our board, or lend their expertise.
We’d love to hear from you!
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