Tricounty Family Ministries is a faith-based not-for-profit, ecumenical ministry providing food, clothing, medical care, counseling, transportation, shelter, financial assistance and other vital services to the less fortunate in the tricounty area. It offers a safe, compassionate, and inviting place for all people in need.
We offer a hand up rather than a hand out, bringing clients from a state of crisis to stability to self-sustaining members of the community.
_ We offer services to anyone in need and all are provided at no cost.
At least 96.8% of our budget goes directly to programs.
For additional information our 2013 IRS 990 is available here.
NEW MINISTRY TEAM!
The Tricounty Family Ministries Board of Directors is pleased to announce that L. Ron Pringle assumed the position of Executive Director July 1, 2015. Ron began his professional career during Desert Storm as a Chaplain’s Assistant in the United States Air Force. In 1999 he entered the nonprofit sector serving at the Lowcountry Food Bank starting as a Warehouse Associate. Over the course of 12 years, Ron built a successful career that lead to Non-Profit Management and Leadership. In 2012, Ron relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina where he worked with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina. Ron has a history partnering with Tricounty Family Ministries and is excited to return as a member of the leadership team. Ron Pringle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Hanshaw transitioned from CEO to Chairman of the Tricounty Family Ministries Board effective July 1, 2015. Sue has served at Tricounty Family Ministries since 1991-2015. She was instrumental in transforming a basic soup kitchen into the establishment of many life-changing programs including Healing Hands Ministries, a health advocacy, prescription assistance, dental and health education program; Families in Transition, another highly successful program provides mental health counseling, life coaching, job placement and a unique program of financial literacy and life skills education opportunities for families in crisis in our own tricounty area. Sue's love and compassion to equip families with the resources they need to build futures with good health, financial stability, along with providing hope and dignity to clients served at Tricounty Family Ministries has been a life-long endeavor. She will continue to support the ministry as she joins the Board of Directors.
Post & Courier
Tricounty Family Ministries was recently featured in an article in the Post and Courier. Tricounty Family Ministries was founded in 1983 as Lutheran Social Services, It began as a soup kitchen and clothes closet. Since then, staff and volunteers have served more than 5 million meals, mostly to the low-income elderly, working poor and homeless. About 1,000 families have used its transitional housing to go from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The most recent article features our latest success story of turning around the lives of a woman and her three children.
View full article here.
The Doctor is in
Tricounty Family Ministries is excited to announce the beginning of our newest endeavor, The Doctor Is In. Dr. Marshall and Mrs. Jennifer have volunteered to staff our primary health clinic. The 2nd and 4th Monday of each month they are available to see patients at no cost in our Healing Hands Ministry facility.