Statement from the Board of Directors
February 8, 2013
After almost 30 years of providing superior, compassionate and loving care to hundreds of senior adults, it is with a very sad heart that the Board of Directors of Covenant Way (formerly Due West Retirement Center) announces that it will be closing no later than May 15, 2013. This action comes after five years of a constant and prayerful effort to build up the center’s population to a financially sustainable level. In addition, the Board, through a professional broker, has sought a qualified partner/investor to assume ownership and management of the center in order to meet the Board’s primary objective to continue the ministry of providing housing and residential care to its residents on an uninterrupted basis. These efforts have not been successful.
Our goals now are to close the operations down as smoothly, fairly, and compassionately as possible. During this transition period the management and staff will be available to assist residents in locating a new home and making arrangements to move. The Board realizes that the current residents chose Covenant Way to be their home, and it is with sincere regret that in spite of the Board’s efforts the center will not be available to them after May 15th.
Covenant Way has always been blessed with a very capable and caring staff. The Board appreciates the hard and professional work of both the present staff and those who have recently departed. They have remained loyal and conscientious during these stressful months.
We want to thank all who have over the years faithfully supported Covenant Way in so many ways. Throughout this process, the Board has earnestly sought God’s guidance and fervently prayed for God’s assistance. As we announce the closing of Covenant Way, we pray just as fervently for God’s provision for the residents and staff during this time of change in their lives.
Post Office Box 307
Due West, SC 29639
Phone: (864) 379-2570
Fax: (864) 379-2571