We Are Pilgrims' Inn

Founded in 1981, Pilgrims' Inn has been at the forefront of the fight against homelessness and hunger in Rock Hill for 41 years. Frustrated by the difficulty of finding help in her own time of need, Trish Kuhlkin set out to create a safe place that provides help for physical needs in a caring and compassionate manner, helping to restore the dignity of every client.


Today the campus of Pilgrims' Inn serves as a hub to provide emergency help for those in need, and a system of ongoing support and guidance to help them create a more stable, independent future
Resources
Training &
Employment
Food

Holistic Care

Shelter
Child Care
Plans & Counseling

How We Help

Pilgrims’ Inn  works to provide a holistic help and healing environment for our clients. Beginning with the most basic necessities - shelter and food - we work with clients to achieve stability and growth in every area of their lives.

Pilgrims' Inn offers help through our five main pillars of support: 
1. The Dorothy Bing Inn Shelter for Women and Children      
2. The Emergency Services Food Pantry
3. Open Arms Child Support Center Daycare
4. Tricia's Court Transitional Housing Apartments
5. Our C.I.T.E.E. Program  work readiness training

Success

Stories

  • “This year was the first year for this mother and her child here at Pilgrims’ Inn. She came in that day to pick up her gifts and she began to sob uncontrollably. She cried and told us that she did not know how she was going to be able to provide anything for her child. She began to look at the items in her bag and had to sit down. She was just shocked that someone who didn’t even know her took the time to buy these items for her and her child. After a crying session (yes I cried with her), she composed herself enough to get it together and take her things. Now folks, that to me is all worth knowing that you have touched someone’s heart this season. I can’t tell you a lot about her story but she is a single mom raising a child on her own with no family and no help from anywhere. She is going to school online and works a part time job. She is the ideal client that we are here to help serve. I foresee in 2 years, she will be on her feet with a degree and can provide for her child and YOU have helped lay that foundation for her!”
  • “This year was the first year for this mother and her child here at Pilgrims’ Inn. She came in that day to pick up her gifts and she began to sob uncontrollably. She cried and told us that she did not know how she was going to be able to provide anything for her child. She began to look at the items in her bag and had to sit down. She was just shocked that someone who didn’t even know her took the time to buy these items for her and her child. After a crying session (yes I cried with her), she composed herself enough to get it together and take her things. Now folks, that to me is all worth knowing that you have touched someone’s heart this season. I can’t tell you a lot about her story but she is a single mom raising a child on her own with no family and no help from anywhere. She is going to school online and works a part time job. She is the ideal client that we are here to help serve. I foresee in 2 years, she will be on her feet with a degree and can provide for her child and YOU have helped lay that foundation for her!”
  • “This year was the first year for this mother and her child here at Pilgrims’ Inn. She came in that day to pick up her gifts and she began to sob uncontrollably. She cried and told us that she did not know how she was going to be able to provide anything for her child. She began to look at the items in her bag and had to sit down. She was just shocked that someone who didn’t even know her took the time to buy these items for her and her child. After a crying session (yes I cried with her), she composed herself enough to get it together and take her things. Now folks, that to me is all worth knowing that you have touched someone’s heart this season. I can’t tell you a lot about her story but she is a single mom raising a child on her own with no family and no help from anywhere. She is going to school online and works a part time job. She is the ideal client that we are here to help serve. I foresee in 2 years, she will be on her feet with a degree and can provide for her child and YOU have helped lay that foundation for her!”

Management Team

Pilgrims’ Inn staff members are devoted to the mission of providing shelter, asisstance and supportive services to the most vulnerasble members of our community.
JaVonda B. Palmer

Executive Director
(803) 327-4227 ext. 221
Carol Bennett
Children’s Counselor
(803) 327-4227 ext. 227
Christina Dixon
Childcare Director
(803) 327-4227 ext. 229
Lemelia Crockett
Emergency Assistance Coordinator
(803) 327-4227 ext. 232
Michelle Wells
Bookkeeper
(803) 327-4227 ext. 226
Phyllis Sarter

Social Service Coordinator
(803) 327-4227 ext. 224
Tom Burger
Volunteer Coordinator
(803) 327-4227 ext. 222

Photo Gallery

Pilgrims’ Inn helps the community through our 5 main programs: Dorothy Bing Inn Shelter and Tricia’s Court Apartments, preschool, food pantry, and CITEE training

Contact Us

Address
236 W. Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Mail
PO Box 11328
Rock Hill, SC 29731
General Contact
Phone: (803) 327-4227
Fax: (803) 324-4007
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