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 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.
Only 15-20% percent of the men we serve return to prison, as opposed to the 33% rate of re-incarceration for the general public of South Carolina. 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.