building housing

At least 12,000 low-income South Carolinians diagnosed as mentally ill are in need of housing in South Carolina. To meet this need, MHASC created Turnkey Housing Corp., an arm of the organization that develops housing, especially in rural areas. The housing staff works with the local community to design housing that best fits the needs of consumers and may use federal, state and private funding sources for construction. MHASC and its affiliates are the single largest non-profit sponsoring housing for the psychiatrically disabled in South Carolina. Since 1990, MHASC and its affiliates have sponsored more than 600 housing units.


1990 Mental Health Association in Mid-Carolina

Four 3 Bedroom Houses 12 units located in Columbia, SC


1991 Mental Health Association in Sumter

Washington Place, 20 units located in Sumter, SC


1991 Mental Health Association in Orangeburg

Enderly East, located in Orangeburg, SC


1991 Mental Health Association in Greenville

Victor Village, 12 units located in Greer, SC


1993 Mental Health Association in Aiken

Northgate Apartments, 20 units located in Aiken, SC


1994 Mental Health Association in Kershaw

Chestnut Ferry Apartments, 20 units located in Camden, SC


1997 Mental Health Association in South Carolina

KIVA Lodge, 8 units located in Blythewood, SC

The KIVA Lodge provides a group home for five residents with persistent severe mental illness. This group home provides structured independent living with medication monitoring, group and individual therapy, and ongoing support to ensure successful living in a community environment. The KIVA apartments provide eight residents with moderately supervised living with access to medication monitoring, individual support services and staff on call 24 hours per day. These two programs provide the clinical services needed to help someone prepare for the next stage of living in a community setting. The KIVA program is a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, and the Columbia Area Mental Health Center. This type of project will bring new hope for people who are severely mentally ill in that they may overcome obstacles in living in the community by this transitional process.


2000 Mental Health Association in Laurens

Burnside Manor 1&2, 12 units located in Laurens, SC


2000 Mental Health Association in Calhoun

Freeman Thomas Manor, 10 units located in St. Matthews, SC


2001 Mental Health Association in McCormick

Bellridge Apartments, 12 units located in McCormick, SC


2001 Mental Health Association in Abbeville

4 units


2002 Mental Health Association in Bamberg

Stilleto Village, 4 units located in Denmark, SC


2006 Mental Health Association in Laurens

24 units


2007 Mental Health America in Clarendon County

Ipock Place, 12 units located in Manning, SC


2008 Mental Health America in Orangeburg County

Allen Hearth, 12 units located in Orangeburg, SC


2011 Mental Health America in Orangeburg County

Terry Village located in Orangeburg, SC


2012 Mental Health America of South Carolina

William’s Place located in Cayce, SC


Shelter Plus Housing

Mental Health America of South Carolina also participates in the Shelter Plus Care housing program funded by US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the SC Department of Mental Health. Currently there are 30 units in 6 rural counties in South Carolina: Orangeburg, Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Allendale and most recently Florence. To qualify for Shelter Plus, an individual must be declared homeless and in treatment for a serious, persistent mental illness through the local SC Department of Mental Health Centers.

Click Here for a copy of the Privacy Policy for the Mental Health America of South Carolina Shelter Plus Care program in South Carolina.