To increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Cooperative Ministry is guided by an amazing team of caring individuals and capable decision-makers.
Meet the Board
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
WHY WE HELP
By addressing the needs of the low income population we all benefit from:
- Decrease of homelessness, cost of living, crime rates, health issues, and the cost of local government.
- Increase in private-sector investment, quality of education, affordable housing, and overall upward mobility.
In 1982 The Cooperative Ministry was founded by five congregations in downtown Columbia. Their goal was to establish a collaborative method of administering assistance to those in need, while also preventing duplication of services. Since then TCM has grown to encompass congregations of all faiths, over 120 partnering agencies, and countless civic and social organizations, foundations, businesses and individuals. We believe in the honor of all work, we show individuals the respect they deserve.