Where Hope for the Future Begins

Thousands of families in our community have been impacted by incarceration, poor financial management and a lack of education. As a community development corporation, Soteria CDC is passionate about extending a helping hand to our brothers and sisters.

We empower low-income families with resources and training to help them reach a place of self-sufficiency, as well as work with government, churches, organizations and local leaders to bring out long-term positive change in our community.

Empowering Families in Upstate South Carolina

How can we serve you?


Serving others is at the heart of what we do.

Soteria Community Development Corporation is committed to empowering and assisting individuals to reach their full potential. From planning skills and goal setting, to positive decision-making, we aim for everyone who walks through our doors to achieve a healthy, responsible lifestyle.

Our services include:

Financial Education

Individual Development Accounts

Career Development

Transitional housing and support


The Father of Our Vision

Soteria was born from the personal testimony and vision of Jerry Blassingame, a Greenville, S.C. native whose life—like many of those we serve—was impacted by crime.

Read Jerry’s Story >>

Our Impact

Only 15 to 20 percent of the men we serve return to prison, compared with 33% in South Carolina.   In 2014 alone, nearly 300 individuals have been hired around the community.

Your Impact

You have the opportunity to transform families in need in your community. Donations to Soteria CDC will help individuals and families get back on their feet, through education, temporary housing, and employment opportunities.

Contact Us

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