Our rich history began in the early 1800s when a surveyor, John Gabriel Guignard, was hired to survey the newly established capital city of Columbia. He built a plantation here and named it Still Hopes, now offering Continuing Care West Columbia, SC.

In 1910, Gabriel Alexander Guignard, his son, erected the Victorian mansion that now remains as the focal point of our beautiful continuing care community. It wasn’t until just over 50 years later, his daughter, Dr. Jane Bruce Guignard, bequeathed the plantation and its acreage to the Trinity Episcopal Church with a vision for it to serve the area’s seniors. Her vision became a reality in 1977 when the Episcopal Church and a Board of Trustees established the non-profit community we are today.

In 1983, the Guignard Victorian mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Still Hopes is now the only Episcopal-sponsored, all-inclusive, non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community in the greater Columbia, South Carolina area serving 400 residents with over 600 staff members for a personalized and compassionate method of care in a warm, inviting, and engaging home.

Since opening, Still Hopes continues to strive for the welfare and health of the greater community, serving others with our Solutions For Living At Home program, an on-campus comprehensive Wellness Center, and much more. Contact us for more information on our community services on campus and beyond.​

Our Mission

To provide a faith based community where life will be rich and full as God intends it to be, holding to our values, serving one another with dedication and promoting health and wellness for all.

Our Vision

To exemplify a new expectation for senior living.

Our Values - FAITH

Family: we are here for one another.
Attitude: we can achieve anything with the right spirit.
Integrity: we are anchored in trust, respect, and accountability.
Team: we work together to make it happen.
Health: we nurture physical, emotional, and spiritual well being.


Still Hopes is a mission-based organization focused on providing the greater Columbia area a hub for health and daily assistance with programs like Solutions for Living at Home, open amenities like our Wellness Center, and rehabilitative services available designed for speedy recoveries.