Greenville nonprofit organization Homes of Hope turned 22 on Sept. 1.
The nonprofit’s mission is to provide generational change throughout South Carolina by rebuilding communities and lives through building permanent, affordable energy-efficient housing and creating community-focused economic development for low-income communities, as well as providing mentoring and workforce development for men overcoming addictions and connecting program participants with economic mobility opportunities with a focus on banking, budgeting and building assets.
“We are always excited to celebrate another corporate birthday and to celebrate the thousands of lives impacted towards generational change,” said Homes of Hope president and CEO Don Oglesby. “We are also more determined than ever to continue getting better at connecting our housing and workforce development clients to resources leading to their economic mobility. The need is greater now than at any time in our 22-year history. We must remain diligent to continue serving with excellence across South Carolina.”
Since opening in 1998, Homes of Hope has:
- Invested over $80 million into community and economic development
- Completed 641 homes
- Rehabilitated 192 homes
- Graduated 313 men from the men’s workforce development program
- Expanded Spartanburg, Anderson, Laurens, York, Clinton, Charleston and Lexington
The organization currently has 270 homes in its pipeline and has a goal to see a 100% graduation rate for the men in their workforce development program, Oglesby said.