A Peek at the SLP Afterschool Program

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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The children in our afterschool program are never wanting for entertaining and educational activities. In the past couple weeks they have played musical instruments with Communities in Harmony, experimented with science & made their own ice cream with Science Quest, and painted with water colors with Columbia Museum of Art outreach staff.

Why Transitional Housing for Families?

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Two “buzzwords”/ hot topics in the housing sector: Rapid Rehousing and Housing First.  Both of these ideas essentially follow the belief of: “move a person experiencing homelessness into permanent housing as quickly as possible to have the best outcomes.”

Sounds great, right?  In some cases and in some places, it has been; (initially, at least—we don’t have much long-term data yet.0  And research has shown that when dealing with specific populations—chronically homeless single men, for instance—the practice has been largely successful.

However, I think, and new research shows, that for families, Housing First is not always the answer.


Financial Literacy for Our Teens

Posted by: Adrian Addison


The St Lawrence Place teens are in the midst of an 8-week Financial Literacy Course conducted by volunteers from Bank of America.

CFC Agency Fair- Reaching Out to the Community

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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On August 31, 2015, St. Lawrence Place had the honor of participating in the United Way Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kickoff at Fort Jackson. St. Lawrence place accompanied more than 20 different agencies and soldiers at the Fort Jackson location.

When the Walls Come CRASHing Down

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls


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We challenge ourselves to continuously learn and grow at St. Lawrence Place and Trinity Housing.  After all, how can we take on challenges like becoming a louder voice for homeless families if the only set of tools we carry are the ones we had when we opened the doors of those two duplexes on Hope Avenue almost 25 years ago?