Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Harvest House of Hope in N. Charleston

Our Mission Statement:

•To offer resources that prevent and end homelessness

•To support the recovery, health, faith, and independence of those who have a history of substance abuse, incarceration, and homelessness

•To raise awareness about the root causes of these life risks

•To serve everyone with respect, integrity, and grace

•To continue to learn, grow, and excel in our services

•To be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us by our supporters

•To reflect the teachings of Jesus and the love of God in all we do

What We Do:

We shelter approximately 50 people nightly, serve 2 meals daily, and provide such support services as food, shelter, case management, counseling, job and life skills training.

Our Goal:

These services help our homeless guests develop the skills needed to gain employment, achieve independence, and re-integrate into the community.

Our ultimate goal is to end homelessness one person at a time!

How You Can Help:

We would greatly appreciate your support and donations. Please find below a list of the items that we need the most below. Thank You!!!


1. Milk

2. Coffee

3. Sugar

4. Juice
5. Rice 

6. Instant Potatoes
7. Grits 
8. Frozen Meats 


1. Hot/Cold Cups

2. Paper/Plastic Plates

3. Napkins

4. Plastic Utensils
5. Laundry Detergent

6. Toilet Paper

7. Garbage Bags (55 Gallons)

8. Blankets and Pillows


1. Soap

2. Shampoo

3. Toothbrushes

4. Toothpaste
5. Deodorant
6. Socks

7. Underpants

8. Razors 

We are open to receive donations Mondays-Fridays, 9am-3pm,

and every night of the week, 7pm-9pm.

Call 843.554.7960

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

S.H.I.E.L.D. Ministries

Sharing Hope, Instruction, Encouragement Leading to Discipleship


Prison Ministry

Shield Ministries actively participates in the Coastal Pre-release life skills program and is currently managing the 2012 Garden for Life Program where participants not only learn how to plant and tend a real garden onsite but also learn life principles from gardening.

Life Skill Classes

Purpose Driven Life

Goal Setting

Financial Basics

Conflict Resolution

Communication Skills

Relationship Building

Employment Success

Celebrate Recovery was founded in 1991 by Pastor John Baker of Saddleback Church with the goal of overcoming habits like sex disorders and drug addictions with a twelve-step program based on Christian principles. Other churches and some prisons implemented the program, and as of March 2004 more than 150,000 people are said to have participated. At the Faith-Based and Community Initiative Conference in 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush praised Celebrate Recovery as being able to "change hearts" where government cannot.

Men's Transitional Housing Facility

Shield Ministries provides housing for men who are homeless as a result of their past criminal record. Housing is limited to those who are enrolled and actively participate in the Shield Ministries Program.

Weekly housing program fees are due each Friday. Shield Ministries accepts referrals from local Probation, Pardon, and Parole services.

Worship Service & Bible Study

An interdenominational adult worship service is held every Sunay evening at 4:45 pm for adult men. This service, although not exclusively for offenders, provides a safe environment that promotes freedom in worship.

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling available. Contact David Truluck 843-860-6462

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shield Ministries

Transitional Housing for Men in N. Charleston, SC
I've enjoyed getting to know David Truluck who leads this ministry. Great heart and mind for this kind of ministry. We can learn a lot from him. I encourage you and your church to get behind what he's doing to help men get off the streets and back to work with the help of Jesus Christ. Darien Gabriel, Pastor, Grace Christian Fellowship
Shield Ministries
5513 Woodbine Ave
Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 640-6202

Christian based program ministering to men in prison release programs, men recovering from substance abuse, men on the sex offenders registry and homeless veterans.

Program offers:
*Celebrate Recovery - Christian based 12 step recovery program,
*character building classes,
*life coaching (financial planning, relationship building, conflict resolution, etc.),
*worship service - Christian service for men only on Sunday 9am 5513 Woodbine Ave, N. Charleston,29406
*transitional men's housing

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ministry in Moncks Corner celebrates 10 years of helping those in need

Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:54 PM EDT by WCBD Channel 2 TV

Updated: Mar 22, 2013 6:01 AM EDT
A Moncks Corner ministry is celebrating 10 years of helping people in need.  Changed Lives Ministry assists men who want to overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol. Up to 10 men at a time live at the facility for 10 weeks while they learn how to change their lives through Bible study and discussing their problems.
Neil Raney is the manager of Changed Lives Ministry. "They wake up at 6:30 in the morning. They're at the table by 7. Then we have Bible study, and we openly talk about our problems.  Things that we're struggling with, our temptations."
13 local churches and a number of individuals donate money for the operation of the ministry, so it does not cost anything to those who need help, other than a refundable $300 medical deposit.
Jerry Lightner went through the program about ten years ago, just months after it started.
Today he assists others in changing their lives. He says his experience was nothing short of a miracle, "I found that I didn't have to carry the burden of guilt or shame anymore. It's like going from the darkness into the light."
The ministry is paid for by 13 local churches, as well as a number of individual donations. That allows the ministry to help those in need at no cost. The only thing a man who goes through the program is a $300 refundable medical deposit. If you would like more information on Changed Lives Ministry, contact them at the links below.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Disaster Relief Pre Conf

I would like to invite you to an important conference on July 20 - 21.  In these days of uncertainty, God has been speaking to many people about an upcoming emergency.  As part of our service as ministers, I believe we need to be equipping people to be prepared spiritually and otherwise.
This conference will include regional experts on food storage, solar power, water collection and purification, organic gardening, and more.  In addition, Stan Rowland, who is a nationally known speaker on neighborhood transformation will be training on how the church will function in a long emergency.  Please consider coming and forwarding this to others who will benefit from this.
Friday – Saturday, July 20 – 21    
First Assembly of God
2957 Savannah Hwy.
CharlestonSC 29414
Admission:  $15 in Advance, $18 at the door
General Schedule- Fri., 6:30 pm–9pm, Sat. 8:30 am–5 pm
SUBJECTS:  Food storage, water, solar power, gardening, security, sanitation, medical, raising chickens, and much more
Sponsored By:  Without Walls Ministry
For more information or to register,
Or call:  843- 958- 1039

Gordon Cashwell
Director of Without Walls Ministry
Local Coordinator of Charleston Convoy of Hope
Hope Assembly of God
PO Box 21090
Charleston, SC 29413
Church:  843- 958- 0703
Without Walls and Convoy:  843- 958- 1039

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Safety Net Assistance Network Meeting

"WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2012
8:00 - Breakfast and Networking
8:30-10:00 - Meeting

WHERE: Goodwill - 2150 Eagle Drive Building 100, North Charleston (off of Rivers Avenue)

WHY? To network with other agencies and churches as we work together to move people forward in our community!



Cathy Easley - Trident United Way -
Chuck Coward - Human Needs Network -

The Safety Net Assistance Network (SNAN) is a growing network made up of all community sectors (Business, Education, Faith, Government, Healthcare, Media and Non-Profit)collaborating in response to basic needs in our community with a vision of creating a fundamental, lasting change in the clients we serve in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.


•Bring information about your agency and programs to share with everyone
•If you would like to give a 2 minute update, please contact Cathy Easley.. We have space for 4 updates. First come….first serve!
•Come hear what others are doing in the community and how you can collaborate!
Please park in the old Carey Hilliard’s Parking Lot!!

Beth Corbett
Administrative Navigator
Human Needs Network