Outreach Services

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services focuses on the whole individual. With social workers on staff at both Neighborhood House and Johns Island,  we provide basic needs to help people get back on their feet and get through challenging times and we work with them to set goals to get on the path towards self-sufficiency. Clients can access the Food Pantry and / or Clothing Closet once every two months and receive financial assistance once a year.  We also partner with other non-profit agencies via referrals to make sure our neighbors get the assistance they need. Call 843-559-4109 for Johns Island and 843-805-8064 for downtown Neighborhood House:

  • Emergency Financial Assistance

  • Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

        Johns Island Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island

            Monday - Thursday 10am -1:30pm​

       Neighborhood House location: 77 America St., Charleston 

           Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11am

  • Free Lunch Program

       Neighborhood House location from 12pm-1pm; no appointment needed, Monday - Friday

  • Senior Food Box Distribution

  • emPOWER - Work Force Development Program (by appointment)

  • Bridges out of Poverty Support Group (Neighborhood House only)

Client Highlight

Mrs. Bryant  has accessed the food and clothing pantry, financial assistance, budgeting class, and The Workforce Development Program at  Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.  On her most recent visit, she was excited to report to staff that she had gained full-time employment after working with OLMCO’s Workforce Development Program. Through this program, staff assisted Mrs Bryant in creating a cover letter, reference list, and resume. She was also provided with assistance searching and applying for employment. Prior to engaging in the Workforce Development Program Mrs Bryant  struggled to pay her bills each month, reported low self-esteem, and could not afford to take her 22 year old daughter out to dinner or to a movie.  She already reports feeling more confident and more sure of herself, and she is planning to take her daughter out to dinner after she gets her first paycheck.

Outreach Staff

Ryan Vrba  

-Director of Outreach
and Education 

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Kalen Milford, Sr.

-Social Services Manager 

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Gary Hamilton

-Maintenance Manager

(Neighborhood House)

Vonceil Mitchell 

-Kitchen Manager

(Neighborhood House)

Dorothy Rose

-Clothing Closet Manager

(Neighborhood House)