About Us

Kennedy’s Assistive Living and Educational Facility (KALEF) office is locally owned and operated. We are a  non-profit organization that is dedicated to aiding those less fortunate. Using your donations to change the lives of many. As a non-profit organization we accept donations/contribution from individuals and private business. You are welcome to make a one time donation or feel free to make a monthly contribution to assist the less fortunate.

Established in the Capital city of Columbia, South Carolina, our goal is to aid the less fortunate. Our organization has several divisions; (1) assisted living, (2) training special-need adolescents (3) in-home services, and (4) community outreach. Many of those we have helped were able to live a more productive life.


Four Divisions

* Assistive Living

We are here to assist those less fortunate in their zest to live a more productive life. We are here to help assist the elderly and those with special needs to avoid isolation, provide assistance with food and clothing, and to help engage individuals in their quest to be successful in life.

* Training Special-Need Adolescents

Special-need adolescents need on-going training to develop into productive citizens. On-going training may be needed in all areas of development. Training will be offered on daily living skills, table etiquette, resume and applications, job interview techniques, socialization, computer literacy, and basic reading, writing, and math skills.

* In-Home Services

KALEF provides services to the elderly, special-need, and disabled population. These services include PCA 1, PCA 2, Hourly & Daily Respite, Companion Services, and HASCI Attendant.

* Community Outreach

KALEF Community Outreach is geared to providing services to all at-risk individuals. These individuals may need extra guidance or counseling toward their GED, basic tutoring, or counseling on drug abuse and misuse. Various activities s will be included to help keep latch-key adolescents off of the street and into a more positive setting.

  1. Drug Abuse & Misuse
  2. Teenage Pregnancy
  3. After-school Tutorial Program
  4. Food Drives
  5. Parenting Skills
  6. GED Program
  7. Summer Youth Job
  8. Health Screening
  9. Homeless Counseling
  10. Latchkey Elderly
  11. Job Preparedness
  12. Arts & Crafts
  13. Coagulation of churches and their respective communities

President/CEO

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Dr. Carolyn Kennedy is president and founder of Kennedy’s Assistive Living & Educational Facility. She received her Bachelors degree in Physical Education and Health from West Virginia State University, a Masters degree and a Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Troy State University in Phoenix City, Alabama, and a Doctoral degree (Educational Leadership), from the University of Phoenix.  Dr. Kennedy have taught public school since 1979 in West Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, and in Germany. She has also served as school Administrator in South Carolina for 6 years. After serving in K-12, she focused her attention toward higher education. After serving as a Professor of Education at Southern Wesleyan University she had a desire to carry out her dream.

Dr. Kennedy has traveled to various countries throughout the world.  Those countries include Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Italy, and Czechoslovakia. This has given her great insight into other educational systems and what they have to offer. 

Dr. Kennedy’s organizational project design focuses on the following elements. The organization’s approach to it’s goals reflects an integrated and proactive rather than a reactionary or problem solving prospective. The objectives of the programs that she has implemented address the risk factors via the following activities. With her excellent leadership, Dr. C. Ann Kennedy’s desire is to help people become as successful as possible in reaching their endeavors. The following activities are implemented:

· Conflict resolution activities that focus on the prevention of violence within neighborhoods, families and instructional settings.

· Self esteem improvement and development activities that enhance the process of delinquency prevention and create a new hope and feeling of self worth.

· Values clarification activities that help elderly and special-need people identify their values and assist them in making positive decisions about their actions and understanding the consequences of those actions.

· Mentoring activities that provide positive support and role models for at-risk elderly and special-need people using innovative techniques and various types of mentors.

· Technical assistance and training activities for schools and community organizations to enhance organizational change as well as improve their capacity to serve the needs of at-risk elderly and special need people.