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 WORKING TO BUILD SUSTAINABILITY

We build bridges to tomorrow by meeting immediate needs and teaching skills and providing resources for long-term independence and stability.

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Financial Assistance

for GED,
Skill Certifications &
Expungements

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For qualifying clients, free tax preparation

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Free clothing available for work or school

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Food Vouchers &

Emergency Aid

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Tools to improve

financial well-being

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Help with health insurance enrollment

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Help with

rent and utilities

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 MISSION FOR THE MIDLANDS

 

To increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs.

 OUR HISTORY

 

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.