Genesis of Project

In the fall of 2014, it came to the attention of then Mayor Bill Collins that there may be an ongoing problem concerning the homeless in the Summerville area. The Mayor promptly formed a committee of individuals from the community who were on the front lines of dealing with this issue.  The group first noticed that there was no organization or facility to meet the need in the Summerville area. The group realized this was a large concern and the primary need was for a facility in which to house the homeless in the Lowcountry area.  And so the Dorchester County Community Outreach doing business as Low Country Home of Hope, a 501 (c)(3) corporation, was born.

Our Mission

To provide a safe shelter, food, support services and an avenue to self sufficiency for homeless men in our community.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

OUR VISION and Values


We believe that all people deserve the basic necessities of life, and as part of the community we live in, we serve this purpose.


  • To treat all people with dignity
  • To offer support and opportunity
  • To practice responsible stewardship
  • Matt 22:39 “…you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”