Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry

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About Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry

Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry (ASNM) is a ministry of the SC Conference of the United Methodist Church that provides homes for adults with developmental disabilities. ASNM does not receive funds from apportionments and depends on contributions. Our residents enjoy living in a Christian environment and are encouraged to be as independent as possible with the support of trained staff.

Adults with special needs are among the most underserved people in South Carolina and the nation. As caregivers age, the need for full-time care for adults with special needs continues to grow. Today, Aldersgate operates three homes for adults with special needs.

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We are grateful to be able to provide adults with developmental disabilities homes. Residents enjoy living in a loving Christian environment and are encouraged to be as independent as possible. Our trained staff provides care and support. When asked about his home, ASNM resident Damon said, "I like it here the best because everyone takes care of me. I've made a lot of new friends. It's so comfortable."

Board of Trustees

Officers Board Members

Chair - Susan Kovas
Vice Chair - Suzette Catoe
Secretary - Mike Simpson
Treasurer - W.C. Hammett

Brabham, Mickey
Childs, Rev. William (Bill)
Hunt, Michelle
Makins, Peggy

Mitchell, Margie
Patterson, Rev. Steve
Smoak, Betsy
Thompson, Dick

Ulmer, Earline
Waldrep, Sam
Ward, Daly

Leadership Staff

Executive Director
Elaine G. Mathis

Aldersgate at the Oaks - Administrator
LaVeda Jenkins

Aldersgate Columbia Home - Administrator
Rosemary Ray-Hill

Rick's House - Residential Manager
Victoria Maple

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