The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Welcome House of South County provides emergency shelter to homeless men, women, and families of Washington County.
The Welcome House of South County provides emergency shelter to homeless men, women, and families o fWashingtonCounty. We were incorporated in 1986 as a night to night shelter in church basements throughout SouthCounty. In 1987, the Welcome House was granted its’ 501-C-3 non-profit status. In 1989, the current building was purchased and then rehabbed in 2004-2005.
The Welcome House of South County provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, supported permanent housing in an affordable and safe environment. In our emergency shelter we provide a self-service breakfast, a daily soup kitchen open to the public from 12pm-1pm, and a communal dinner meal for our guests. Our vision is to give our guests the opportunity to become self-sufficient with the help and direction of our professional staff.
The Welcome House of South County is made possible by our sponsors and dedicated staff members including our Executive Director, Assistant Director, Case Manager, House Managers, Kitchen Manager and our Volunteer Coordinator. We are the most safety secure shelter in the state thanks to our outside video cameras, alarmed doors, and most important, our 4 year-old English Mastiff with a touch of German Shepherd, Director of Security, Hope Ann Welcome.