Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness
and Affordable Housing
City of Charleston
Rev. Eric Childers
Rev. Kylon Middleton
We are proud to introduce the Hope Center, a permanent facility dedicated to helping our housing-insecure neighbors get back on their feet. Our vision for this center is derived from the belief that we, as a community, can and should serve our neighbors in their time of need and acknowledge that addressing homelessness requires a multi-faceted approach.
Based on successful centers in communities across the country and adapted to meet the unique needs of our region, the Hope Center will take a comprehensive, personalized approach to addressing the needs of those who are experiencing homelessness and those in danger of becoming homeless.
At the Hope Center, a network of service providers and case workers will offer a one-stop shop solution to connect individuals and families with every service they need to emerge from their housing crises—from laundry and food assistance to healthcare and government aid. We will begin closing the accessibility gap by providing a diversity of housing options to meet the unique needs of people in the community.
We invite you to partner with us as we launch a $7 million campaign to fund the land purchase, construction and build out of this remarkable center. Two generous donors gifted $1,695,000 and the City of Charleston secured $1.925 million in government funding to purchase the land and to begin to make the Hope Center a reality. We need your help to raise $3.38 million to reach our goals.
Together, we have the capacity to transform our region for the better, alter the trajectory of families for generations, and bring hope to our most at-risk neighbors. We hope you will join us on this journey and make a gift or pledge today!
Robert L. Clement, III
Chair, Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing
John J. Tecklenburg
Mayor, City of Charleston
Mayor, Town of Mount Pleasant
Mayor, Town of Summerville