We at Pillars4Hope are passionate about our work to reduce the negative impacts of substance use disorders. We provide addiction treatment and recovery services to people in our community who need us and are ready to do the work
with us. We also provide preventive services
to minimize future risk of addiction.
We are part of the fabric of this community, as many of us have lived our entire lives in Colleton County. Our patients know us and trust us. They come to us at points in their lives when they need support. They know they can count on us for help and hope. They come to believe, as we do, with hard work change is possible.
Substance abuse treatment is both challenging and rewarding. Patients who are suffering from this chronic disease can and often do have setbacks.
We never lose sight of how difficult it is for patients to acknowledge their illness, get treatment, and remain on the lifelong path to recovery. We will fight for a patient’s recovery as long and as hard as the patient is willing to fight. And, we will do so without judgment.
These are our heroes.
Their hard work is our reward.
- Nikeyia Hammonds, MAC, LAC, CS – Executive Director
Saquanna Williams, MA, CACI, MAC, LAC – Director of Program and Clinical Services/Clinical Counselor
Christina Coker – Finance/Operations Director
Ashley Kinloch Shearin – Prevention/Intervention Services Director
Jessica McDowell Hunt – Executive Assistant/Quality Assiurance Manager/PAIRS Coordinator
Jessika Robinson – Administrative Assistant
Jonate Bomar – Administrative Assistant
Heather Thornton – Administrative Assistant
Michelle Colson, BA, ADC-IP – MAT Counselor
Carl Cutter, MSW, ADCP – Outpatient Manager/Clinical Counselor
Ty'Ionna Gilliam, MSW,ADCP-IP – Clinical Counselor
Tara Allen, MSW, ADCP-IP– Clinical Counselor
Teresa Rogers, CPSS – Peer Support Specialist
Board of Directors
- Henry Pinckney; Chairman
- Vera Bodison
- Tamara Dobison
- Roman Cunningham
- Dolphus Pinckney
- Tamara Berry
- Leigh Cook
- Leila Williams
- Brandy Manigo
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
- South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS)
- S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
Mission, Vision, and Values
To advocate for and promote substance use disorder recovery services and activities by using comprehensive and integrated community-based prevention, intervention, and treatment approaches that result in better health and wellness.
The vision of the Colleton Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is to serve all citizens with effective, family-friendly, recovery-based services and activities that can be sustained over time.
- Do no harm
- Protect and secure personal health information provided by persons being served
- Advocate for the needs of the citizen-client
- Encourage the citizen-client and their family to participate in their plan of care
- Provide an effective and efficient service delivery system that is affordable
Management will seek employees that are committed to their community, represent a variety of cultural backgrounds, and are capable of communicating in cross-cultural situations. Furthermore, management will train staff on cultural competency and enforce that discrimination will not be tolerated. Employees will conduct services in a manner that recognizes an individual’s values, affirming and respecting their worth, while protecting and preserving the dignity of each person.