We offer a safe, compassionate, and inviting place for all people in need
Tricounty Family Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit providing food, clothing, medical care, counseling, job placement, shelter, financial assistance and vital services to the impoverished
Since we opened our soup kitchen operation in 1983, Tricounty Family Ministries has provided over 5 million meals in hot lunches served three days a week at our Center, meals delivered to the homebound and emergency groceries given to families from our food pantry.
Clothing is a constant need as shown in the approximate 800 pieces of clothing are given away each month. Last year alone Tricounty Family Ministries supplied over 8,000 pieces of clothing to almost 3,500 people.
Tricounty Family Ministries’ volunteer health program strives to foster and facilitate "whole person" health (body, mind and spirit) of anyone in need. These Healing Hands Ministries focus on helping under-served, uninsured and lost individuals with their medical needs, while fostering relationships that empower them to better maintain their own long-term health care.
Founded in 1983, Tricounty Family Ministries began providing hot meals to the hungry. In subsequent years clothing distribution, homebound meal delivery and food pantry were added. Leveraging our resources, we have served over 5. 3 million meals to date. We realize solving the problem of poverty goes much deeper than simply providing basic needs. Tricounty Family Ministries addresses the cyclical causes of poverty and abuse as clients come to our center for basic needs, gain our trust, and complete life changing programs geared to move those in crisis to self-sustainability.
97% of all resources go directly to those we serve
Tricounty Family Ministries has provided over 5 million meals to the hungry at
no cost over the last 32 years
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
You will change lives
Tricounty Family Ministries maintains the audited standard of
97%of all resources going directly to those we serve
Since 1983, we have relied on the generous time and talents shared by our volunteers. We welcome all skill sets as well as youth 14 and older!
VOLUNTEERS ARE THE HEART OF TRICOUNTY FAMILY MINISTRIES!
3349 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
Hours of Operation
Intake: M-T-W-F 8:30 am-1 pm
Breakfast: M-T-W-F 8:30 am-10:00 am
Lunch: M-T-W-F 11 am-12:30 pm
Healing Hands: M-W-F 9:30 am-2 pm or all patients are seen
The Doctor is In M 10:00 am until patients are seen
Counseling: M-W-F 9 am-2 pm or all clients are seen
Administration: M-F 8:00 am-3 pm
“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.”
Our Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015-2016
Susan Hanshaw, Board Chairman
Retired CEO Tricounty Family Ministries
Elsie Smalls, Vice-Chair
Associate Dean and Professor, Springfield College
Clark Hanger, Treasurer
Owner of Hanger Aviation
Pastor Ryan Lyles, Secretary
Church of the Redeemer
Local Owner of Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
Marshall White, MD
Neurology & Pain Management
Meet the Chairman, Sue Hanshaw
Rev. Paul Aebischer
Rev. Richard Belser
Rev. David Dubay
Carl Ehmann, MD
Rev. Cam Keyser
Rev. Herman Yoos
Sue Hanshaw came to Charleston in 1984 with her husband to expand an insurance brokerage agency in South Carolina. She has served in numerous positions in her working career including Business Advisor in a brokerage agency, Owner of a clothing design business, City Clerk/Manager – Raytown, Missouri, Art Gallery owner, Soup kitchen volunteer and businesswoman. Sue served as the Executive Director of Tricounty Family Ministries from 1991-1997 and CEO 1999 - 2015. She was instrumental in the establishment of Healing Hands Ministry, Families in Transition, ; as well as continuing to build the feeding, clothing, mentoring and emergency assistance programs that the lost and forgotten people in greater Charleston so desperately need. In July, 2015, Sue retired as CEO but was delighted to be invited to become the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Sue’s love and compassion to empower the less fortunate at Tricounty Family Ministries will be a life-long endeavor.