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.
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 as citizens in the Greenville community. From financial-planning skills and goal setting to positive decision-making, job training, and affordable rental housing, we aim for everyone who walks through our doors to achieve a healthy, responsible lifestyle.
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.
In the past 5 years, only 4% of the men we serve returned to prison, as opposed to the state average of 31.8%. Furthermore, nearly 300 Soteria-aided individuals were hired for jobs in the Greenville community in 2014 alone.
You have the opportunity to transform the trajectory of families in need in the Greenville community. Donations to Soteria CDC help individuals and families get back on their feet through education, temporary housing, and employment opportunities.
Leadership Greenville Selected Soteria!
Leadership Greenville challenges its participants to identify and execute projects that benefit our community. We are thrilled that The Greenville Chamber LG46 project team decided to renovate the kitchen and dining space at our Soteria House residence. They realized that the one range to cook on for 16 men in the small galley kitchen just doesn’t cut it.
This group has done the research, they’ve drawn up plans, they’ve consulted with builders, architects, interior designers, and the county. Now we’re looking for individuals and businesses who share an interest in improving our community to contribute to the project.