Hand Up Program
"Get a job"
These words that come to mind are both a goal and a curse. It seems as though when you have hit rock bottom, the only admonition or advice that anyone can give you is “get a job.” But it’s not as easy as it sounds, particularly when you are struggling with homelessness. Everything you own is in a bag on your shoulder, you don’t have anywhere to shower, and doing laundry is an impossibility.The Hand Up Program is designed to assist men in overcoming the barriers that prevent them from finding employment and escaping their homeless situation. Participants are assigned a coach to help with resume writing, job applications, job searches, clothing for interviews, financial accountability, and saving for housing.In order to complete the program and graduate, a program participant must:Gain stable, steady employment.Obtain stable, steady living accommodations.Begin actively saving money.For more information or to apply to the program, please contact the Front Desk at 803.254.6470 ext. 1007 or visit us at 1100 Taylor Street in downtown Columbia.
The mission of Oliver Gospel Mission is to see that the broken and homeless are sheltered, given the gospel of Jesus Christ, and equipped to live responsibly. (Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 12:1-2)
1100 Taylor St. Columbia, SC 29201