July 24, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina invests in change agents through Sustaining Partnership grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has issued Sustaining Partnership grants to seven organizations with a proven track record of positive, solid outcomes within their communities.

“It is our honor to support these grantees who have become trusted partners over the years. Our mission of decreasing poverty and the effects of poverty in South Carolina would certainly not be possible without the work of our grantees, especially these that have recently been funded,” said Tom Keith, foundation president.

Sustaining Partnership grant recipients provide a wide range of services to many of South Carolina’s larger counties.

  • Homeless No More provides a centralized service and housing continuum for homeless families and families at-risk of homelessness in the Midlands.
  • Homes of Hope rebuilds communities and individuals’ lives in Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Spartanburg, Richland and York counties through economic development, energy-efficient and affordable housing, and job training.
  • Metanoia serves Charleston County through asset-based community development; a year-round leadership development programming for at-risk students after school and through the summer months; creating new affordable housing and repairing homes for low-income homeowners; and generating economic development and jobs within the community.
  • Midlands Housing Alliance engages and equips adults experiencing homelessness in Midlands counties to transition into stability and permanent housing. Though they primarily serve Richland County, their services extend to Allendale, Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and York counties.
  • New Directions provides temporary shelter, basic necessities and connections to resources to men, women and families in Horry County who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Turning Leaf Project assists recently incarcerated adult men returning to Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties who have a medium to high risk of re-arrest. The program – which includes an intensive classroom boot camp, in-house employment and job placement – connects men to necessary resources that will deter them from prison reentry.
  • United Way of Greenville’s OnTrack Greenville program is an innovative partnership designed to address the root causes of poverty through an evidence-based Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) in four middle schools serving students in the White Horse Rd. area.

About Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, founded in 1996. Their mission is to address the needs of the poor and underserved throughout the state of South Carolina. Through the strategic use of resources they seek to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.

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