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!
Tricounty Family Ministries announces that our CEO, Sue Hanshaw, will be transitioning 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 a counseling program utilizing Master's Level Citadel Interns working on their practicum. Some have since opened their own practice. This program benefited over 650 clients during a five-year period, and since that time thousands of people have been counseled by our in-house counselor. Another program that has been implemented is 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. We also partner with SC Works to help people find jobs.
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.
A reception will be held honoring Sue's 25 years of service to the greater Charleston community on Thursday, June 25 from 6-8 at Embassy Suites in North Charleston.
L. Ron Pringle will be assuming the role of Executive Director effective July 1, 2015. He joined the Tricounty Family Ministries' staff as Director on May 1, 2015 and can be reached at email@example.com.
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.