Holiday Dinners Served By Local Companies

Posted by: Kris Esgar

St. Lawrence Place Families Enjoy Holiday Dinners

Many thanks to our community partners and volunteers that have served holiday dinners to the families at St. Lawrence Place as we approach Thanksgiving.

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Emily McMillan and the law firm of Sweeney, Wingate and Barrow, P.A. served up turkey and all the fixins along with delicious pies for dessert.  We also had a coloring contest.  What an enjoyable night.   READ MORE

EmPOWERment

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls

The power of Empowerment during Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week

 

During this Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week, November 14-22, let’s take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for, and take time to share our compassion with our neighbors experiencing homelessness, many due to flooding.

South Carolina ranks 42d overall in terms of homeless children based on economic well-being, education, health, family and community factors.  St. Lawrence Place served almost 100 children last year through our literacy-based children’s program, in addition to others from Family Shelter and the surrounding neighborhood. This ranking is a statistic that Midlands service providers, like St. Lawrence Place, aim to improve dramatically.

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Together We Are #SCStrong

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls

The Togetherness of Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week

I started a talk this week by saying if people thought the nonprofits in town didn’t work together; they needed to look around the room.  There were representatives from Women’s Shelter (Kathy Riley “raised me” and their ladies work in our internship program), Sexual Trauma Services (they provide staff training and family resources), and Healing Species (they’ve spent summers with our children teaching them important lessons on handling anger) surrounding me. We were all receiving grant funding…and we were all genuinely happy for each other.

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Not One Child. Not One Night.

Posted by: Kris Esgar

No family should be homeless in America

The Bassuk Center recently released a report endorsed by service providers, including St. Lawrence Place, in all 50 states.  This report on family homelessness illustrates how a comprehensive solution involving both housing and services can end this growing problem in America.

Click Here for Bassuk Center Report

Chipolte Donating to St. Lawrence Place Thursday

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

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Sometimes it’s the little things.  Through community partnerships, St. Lawrence Place provides clothing, food, school supplies, furniture, welcome baskets and an abundance of services ranging from tutoring to counseling to our families. These services and supplies enable our families to focus on their most important goal – obtaining skills needed to succeed in permanent housing.

And sometimes a partnership comes along that provides two much-needed items: money and food! READ MORE

Holiday Gift Ideas

Posted by: Kris Esgar

Gift Ideas That Give Back

imagesWith the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are searching for gift ideas for family, friends, and co-workers.  St. Lawrence Place offers a few ideas for unique gifts that support SLP programs.  Fresh-cut holiday greenery livens up your home and brings cheer to those far away.  Wreaths and garlands start at just $20 and benefit the SLP Children’s Programs.  Orders can be picked up locally at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral the week after Thanksgiving or shipped anywhere in the US.     Order Here

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SLP will be out and about Saturday, November 7th.  Come say hello at the Trinity Bazaar from 11-2 or at Spring Valley Presbyterian from 9-2 and place your orders!  Contact Jessica at (803)256-3999 for information.

ALL ORDERS DUE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH

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