We Offer Shelter and Intensive LifeCoaching
An old fire station gifted to Tricounty Family Ministries paved another way to help families in need: Provide them with temporary shelter and a life overhaul to help them turn their lives around permanently.
The building, known as the Tricounty Family Ministries Life Center, is home to an apartment (renovated and furnished by Navy, Americorps, local business and church volunteers) as well as additional space for our job training programs, a community classroom, computer center and chapel.
Families chosen for the residential portion of our Families in Transition program receive needed training and counseling in key life skills, including relationship building, conflict management, parenting, budgeting, vocational and more. This training is provided by our licensed social worker and other agencies, empowering these clients to make positive choices that enable them to get their lives back on track.
A personal story
The Post and Courier followed one of our clients in the Families in Transition Program for six months to truly capture her story. Please see the article here: Road to Leaving Domestic Abuse Riddled with Hardships and Hurdles
We Educate the Person as a Whole
Tricounty Family Ministries offers budgeting and financial management courses and requires completion of coursework for clients to receive services. South Carolina Federal Credit Union provides volunteer instructors to lead this courses.
Job placement training and educating clients on tools to maintain employment once gained are offered through volunteers and professionals. We have partnered with SC Works to have two full time staff members at our Life Center.
Tricounty Family Ministries has partnered with Adult Ed to provide GED and ESL classes at our recently completed Family Life Center.
Without education the impoverished population, the community will be unable to move to self sustainability. Tricounty Family Ministries saw the need and has been offering these services to the least of these in the lowcountry.