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Homelessness is complex.
The people are not.
Seeking basic human needs: shelter, food and safety, Oliver Gospel is ready to help anyone who finds themselves without these basic needs and place to call home.
Homelessness in Columbia
of Richland County's population lives in poverty
people experiencing homelessness
were under the age of 18
report living with a physical or mental disability
Most common reasons why people are unhoused:
Lack of affordable housing
Political changes in policies & public assistance programs
Domestic violence & abuse
Years of institutional living—mental health facilities, rehab facilities, prison, foster care
Physical disability or mental illness
The lasting solution means
reaching the root cause.
For many that walk through our doors, they are seeking more than just food, shelter, or clothing. They are seeking to find connection and community. Love and opportunity. Hope and housing. Oliver Gospel is helping restore their hope in themselves and others more than just one meal at a time. Through the power of Christ's love.
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