Leadership Simpsonville, led by the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce has chosen Center for Community Services as our 2017-2018 project.
This fundraiser is to update the Medical Facility located at the Center for Community Services. Low Income families are treated at the facility for non-emergency needs by doctors that volunteer their time to help these families.
Our Goal is to have all funding received by February 28, 2018.
Further information about the Center:
All families in our community have access to the tools to be fully self-sufficient.
The Center for Community Services changes lives in the Golden Strip area by equipping people with the tools needed to reach self-sufficiency.
Tagline: Support, Strengthen, Stabilize
The Center for Community Services (CCS), currently celebrating 20 years of service, was established through a collaboration of an outreach program through the University of South Carolina, the United Way of Greenville County, and local residents wanting to create a “one stop” shop approach to health and human services. Human services agencies at the time were centered in larger urban centers such as Greenville, but were limited or unavailable in smaller outlying communities the size of those in the Golden Strip. For those struggling to make ends meet, securing transportation to service providers in neighboring towns often proved to be a significant challenge.
The campus was originally designed to offer multiple agencies on one site, easing the transportation-related barriers to receiving services. The Center was designed under this co-located service model with the assumption that placing multiple non-profits in one location would provide families the ability to address the often, multi-faceted issues that had been keeping them in poverty. Sadly, this model allowed each organization to function independently with only soft referrals taking place between each agency.
Under our new leadership the past three years, the Center has moved directly into an integrated service model. This model creates a system that interconnects each of the agencies through a case management system. Case managers work with individuals, starting in our crisis programming, and work them through each of the agencies on-site as needed. Now, our participants’ needs are addressed holistically leading to greater outcomes. Our focus is primarily to return our participants to the work force, utilizing our partner agencies as support of that goal. This model allows the participant to easily access utility assistance, child-care, education, and healthcare along their path to stability. Not only do these services provide a faster pathway to success, but their ongoing support ensures long-term stability as well.