Homeless No More is a Reality

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls

This we know for sure about homeless and at-risk families: Every situation is different.

This we have learned after working with service providers all across the Midlands: The answer for each family begins with an understanding of the root cause of their homelessness and with the development of a tailored solution—usually across a full continuum of services and housing options—to meet the needs of that particular family.

And this means our community must offer a healthy, coordinated continuum for families.

And that’s why we’ve made the decision to lead the effort.

As of today, Trinity Housing Corporation will be known as Homeless No More, an advocacy, services, housing and community bridging organization committed to wiping out homelessness among families in our community. Our work is broad. We have expanded our programs from our best practice, 30-unit St. Lawrence Place transitional housing to now include Live Oak Place, a series of affordable housing units in Columbia and across Richland County. We are offering emergency services to families through rapid re-housing programs. We are convening service providers to ensure a full, healthy continuum of services and care exists in our community. We are creating an intake center and serving as counselors in beginning the important work of developing individualized family life plans for those in need in our community. In addition, we will speak on behalf of the invisible population of homeless families in local, regional and national forums.




There is much more to say about this bold initiative, and we’ll share those details in coming weeks. For now I’ll just point out the most important fact we learned in a study conducted on our behalf by the University of South Carolina:

82 percent of families who access homeless services in Richland County use those services only once

Yes, Homeless No More is our name, and it is our battlecry. But studies show it is also a goal within reach.

Let’s get started.

Merry Christmas from St. Lawrence Place!

Posted by: Kris Esgar

Holiday Hours


Support SLP With a Year-End Donation

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls

This blog isn’t about how thankful I am you support St. Lawrence Place and our homeless families with children – if I’ve been doing my job throughout the year you should already know that.

This isn’t about your resolutions, my resolutions, or the resolutions of the families currently calling SLP home – we all want to be the best we can be in 2016.

It’s about your year-end donation. That’s right, I’m saying it.  Don’t forget to make a monetary donation to our St. Lawrence Place families.


You have a few days left before the New Year, and we’ve tried to make it as simple as possible for you. Click HERE to DONATE online, or mail a check to our offices at 2400 Waites Road, Columbia, SC 29204 – and even if it arrives after January 1 (but your check is dated before), we’ll be sure you get what you need to make the IRS happy. READ MORE

Children and Technology

Posted by: Rebecca Frierson


His gaze is fixed on the screen in his hands, and as others engage in activities a few yards away, he keeps his eyes on the device.  He smiles and his face lights-up as he moves to the next level.   This could be a child playing his favorite video game, but look again; he’s using an iPad and the internet to become a better reader.

iPads In Use


Richland One Middle College Decorates

Posted by: Kris Esgar

St. Lawrence Place Looks Festive


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.


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

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