James Island Outreach

1872 Camp Rd, Charleston, South Carolina 29412, USA
1872 Camp Road Charleston South Carolina 29412 US

Local churches have put together a place where families and individuals in crisis will receive genuine compassion, care, and help.

Created out of emergency resulting from Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the James Island Outreach (JIO) was the primary result of area churches coming together to help those who had nowhere else to turn with the rebuilding of storm damaged homes.

With the substantial alleviation of housing emergencies in the years following Hurricane Hugo, the focus of JIO changes from coordinating home repairs to providing and coordinating a variety of human services for our neighbors on James Island.

In coordination with area public and private human services agencies, JIO, through volunteers and a paid part-time professional director, provides crisis relief and ongoing assistance in the areas of:

  • Emergency food, medicine, and utility assistance
  • Information and referrals