Crisis Ministries provides food, shelter and hope to Charleston's most vulnerable citizens. This could not be possible without the support of the community. Donate now and be a part of the solution to end homelessness one person at a time, one family at a time.
Crisis Ministries was established in 1984, but what began as a warm meal and volunteer-staffed shelter has evolved into a comprehensive service agency dedicated to helping families and individuals end their homelessness. Click here to learn about all the services we provide to the hungry and homeless.
Volunteers help Crisis Ministries provide the basic human needs of food, shelter and hope to our clients. Crisis Ministries would not be able to provide these services without the thousands of volunteers who give of their time and energy and contribute to making our organization a success. Join us in making a difference by clicking here now.
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Crisis Ministries has started construction on a new Men's Shelter and Soup Kitchen, directly adjacent to our current property on Meeting Street. While we are under construction we want to ensure the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. During construction, you can continue to provide food, shelter and hope in the following ways (click on the links for more details) :
1. Meal Sponsorships
Sponsor a meal and help us serve a nutritious breakfast and dinner daily to homeless men, women and families living at Crisis Ministries. Our kitchen staff will ensure there are a healthy variety of meals.
2. Food and Supply Drives
- Non-perishable Food and Supplies
Help us serve daily nutritious meals and maintain necessary supplies for homeless men, women and families by organizing a canned good or supply drive.
- Hygiene Kits
We always need basic toiletries like soap, shampoo, deodorant and toothbrushes for our guests. Assembling hygiene kits is a meaningful way to provide homeless and hungry people a way to maintain their health and personal hygiene.
- Classroom Kit
Men and women living at Crisis Ministries have the opportunity to participate in our education and employment programs. Provide these students with the materials they need to excel in the classroom.
- Move-in Kit
Help individuals and families moving back into a home of their own by putting together a “move-in kit” with necessities for their new home.
For questions, contact our volunteer coordinator, Brad Cashman, at 843-737-8369.
If you are interested in volunteering at Crisis Ministries, please provide us with your information. Our staff will follow-up with you via email about our current needs and ways you can help homeless and hungry people in the area.
Beginning June 1, 2013, Crisis Ministries will not have volunteers prepare and serve meals on-site, due to limited access to our facilities during construction. We will continue to serve nutritious meals to our guests throughout construction. You can help us by sponsoring a breakfast or dinner. Thank you for your support!