To increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs.
For a closer look at how we are helping hardworking people in our community, please take a look at 2014-2015 Annual Report.
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The Cooperative Ministry has a hard working and dedicated staff.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Cooperative Ministry is guided by an amazing team of caring individuals and capable decision-makers.
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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
An investment now will pay off in the future in a variety of ways.
- Homelessness and crime rates will go down. We will have a healthier community driving down healthcare costs.
- Increase in private-sector investment, quality of education, affordable housing, and overall upward mobility.
In 1982 The Cooperative Ministry was founded by five churches (First Presbyterian Church, Main Street Methodist, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Washington Street United Methodist Church, and First Baptist Church) 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.