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Free Range Eggs and Poultry at Thornwell

Lush Acres Farm at Thornwell has evolved through the years from a full working farm, to a teaching resource and educational partnership, and now to a hub for healthy living! Thornwell’s poultry program at Lush Acres Farm maintains both free-range laying hens and pasture-raised Broiler chickens, offered to the public as well as Thornwell cottage [...]

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Ridges home

Thornwell Showcased In Southern Living Home

Thornwell Home for Children is proud to be a nonprofit partner of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home by Dillard-Jones Builders at The Ridges at Paris Mountain.  The home is open for visitors on weekends September 26-November 2 and highlights Thornwell’s ministry in key areas of the house. Dillard-Jones Builders does not charge [...]

Struggling to Shining

  When Melissa Entrekin enrolled her son, Mark Thomas, in Thornwell’s after school tutoring program, she had no idea just how big a difference it would make. Thornwell now offers an after school tutoring program to help children succeed in school. Students receive help with homework, reading and math Monday-Thursday to ensure they are ready [...]

Mark Thomas showing off his award for improved MAP scores at school.

Thornwell 4K Celebration!

We just posted a short video of excerpts from our 4K celebration ceremony and clips from the classrooms. Enjoy! You can also view our other videos on our YouTube channel at

It Takes a Village

You often tell us when you visit that “Thornwell feels like a village community.” And it truly is! We’ve all heard the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child.” And that’s what Thornwell does – uses a community of like-minded (and highly trained) individuals to teach, model and guide children toward hopeful futures. [...]

Ferguson guys with Family Teacher Travis Vangnses, Trustee Tom Adams, and Advancement Officer, Dennis Reid.