One of our missions at Friendship Place is to feed the hungry in Georgetown County. Since starting as a one day per week program in 2000, we have expanded to a 6 days per week program, serving more than 26,000 meals a year. Mondays through Fridays we serve lunch from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., and from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Volunteers from more than 8 area churches help us provide the man power to serve each of the 80 plus guests that join us daily.
One of our missions at Friendship Place is to shelter the homeless in Georgetown County. Friendship Place operates a five bedroom home on the Georgetown Housing Authority property. The Friendship Place house is a transitional house for homeless families and/or individuals. The Friendship Place house provides a stable environment for our neighbors in crisis to get back on their feet.
Georgetown Works is a new approach modeled after a nationally recognized, proven program to help our neighbors get to work, stay at work, and advance at work. Georgetown Works is a program designed to offer job training and placement with our area business partners for those clients who are willing, capable, and serious about making life changes. We help them identify and remove the barriers preventing them from working their way out of poverty. We closely monitor job progress and living habits for those who enter this program, and ultimately assist them in reaching full self-sufficiency.
In order to create this positive change in our community we need your support. Your generous donations will make it possible for us to take our willing and capable neighbors from crisis to self-sufficiency. Donate your time and become a volunteer. To learn more about how you can join in our efforts to move our neighbors forward, call us at the office (843) 545-1115. We need your time, energy, and talents to help us move forward.