About Us



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

Diversity Policy

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.