We believe that every individual has inherent value and the ability to contribute to their family, workplace, and community in meaningful ways. Our work focuses on empowering lowcountry neighbors to improve their lives through an individualized, holistic approach, engaging with every aspect of their life. We know when hard work, opportunity and a strong community come together, personal success is possible for all.
Nearly 6 in 10 households in Beaufort County and 3 out of 4 in Jasper County are economically at risk. Not earning a living wage, they are just one mishap away from a financial crisis.
More than 21,000 neighbors are food insecure, and one in five children in Beaufort County and 3 in 10 in Jasper County live in poverty.
Elevating the educational levels, including English language skills, of our workforce could greatly increase income potential and could cut numbers living in poverty in half.
Our Programs Paving the Way
Neighbors helping neighbors
families received Emergency Financial Assistance to avoid loss of utilities and prevent the threat of homelessness.
neighbors received 431,428lbs of fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and nonperishable groceries enabling them to stretch their budget and have better health, nutrition, and nourishment through access to healthy, fresh food.
neighbors worked one-on-one with Client Advocates through 674 meetings to connect to resources, develop goals and work toward reaching personal success.
Lowcountry residents attended English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Adult Basic Education, and GED Preparation classes to improve literacy skills and empower them to improve their lives.
A vision for growth
We are 100% funded by our community.
We envision a community of opportunity without bias, without barriers, and without poverty. To make that happen, we need your help.