James Island Baptist partners with many local community groups. If you would like to get involved, please contact Susan Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Florence Crittenton residential program offers comprehensive help for pregnant teens and young women, ages 10 t0 21, from the entire state of South Carolina. Services include residential care, academic education, group and individual counseling, pre-natal care and life skills instruction. Their goal is help each young mother take ownership of her pregnancy and her life,so that she will make informed, beneficial choices for herself, her baby, and the community as a whole.
Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR) is a non-profit organization that provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected. They work directly with other non-profits, schools, foster parents, and government agencies to identify the individual needs of these and other children in severe situations. They intervene at critical points in the lives of these children with products and services that provide a strong, positive impact. Since 2006, they have clothed over 14,000 children in the Tri-County area.
Lowcountry Pregnancy Center
The Lowcountry Pregnancy Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization offering life affirming alternatives to abortion throughout the Charleston area. Thousands of women and their precious babies have received our free services throughout the past 27 years. Beginning in a small office in 1986, they have now grown to be the second largest pregnancy center within our state with a 5,500 square foot office in North Charleston and a new office in the West Ashley area. Services include: free pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, STI testing, pregnancy options counseling, post abortion support, on-site prenatal care, free parenting classes, Earn While You Learn (EWYL) classes, Beginning with Mother Goose literacy program, and Fearless Fathers program as well as the distribution of free baby clothes, diapers, formula and baby equipment. These services are made possible by the generous support and prayers of those in our community who sincerely care about the welfare of hurting women and their precious babies.
James Island Baptist Church partners with Murray LaSaine Elementary School to provide reading buddies to children in need. A reading buddy is a parent, or a volunteer, who gives their time to help children develop their reading skills. A reading buddy takes an interest in the child and works with them on a weekly basis so that they can develop a good relationship. These weekly sessions can make a huge difference in a child’s life.
James Island Outreach
James Island Outreach was created out of the emergency resulting from Hurricane Hugo in September of 1989. James Island Outreach was the result of community churches coming together to help those who had nowhere else to turn.
With the substantial alleviation of housing emergencies in the years following Hugo, the focus of the Outreach changed from coordinating home repairs to providing and coordinating a variety of human services for our neighbors on James Island and Folly Beach. Today 17 local churches support James island Outreach operations.
In coordination with the public and private human service agencies, James Island Outreach, through volunteers and a paid, part-time professional director, provides crisis relief and on-going assistance in the areas of:
Emergency food and medicines,
Utility and rent assistance,
Individual and family counseling,
Information and referral, and
Their motto: “Let no child go to bed hungry on our island.” James Island Outreach seeks donations of canned and packaged food donations as well as fresh and refrigerated foods. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM on the grounds of Bethany United Methodist Church. Other hours are covered by appointment.