Put-Back’s Purpose

The purpose of Put-Back is to provide comprehensive community and family services to families in Richland, Lexington, Sumter and Camden Counties in the State of South Carolina. This mission includes, but is not limited to: 1) facilitating access to decent housing that is affordable to low and moderate-income persons in; 2) delivering community-based training and employment opportunities for residents; and 3) providing community-based access to resources that empower   individuals to create, build, sustain and grow business ventures through conventional business development practices as well as through practices associated with social enterprise.

Put-Back puts no cap on age for its beneficiaries. We aim to serve our constituents across the entire life span, with the expected results of better health and longer lives; gainful employment and high education attainment; appropriate housing; and reduced crime and drug use.

Put-Back’s ultimate vision is to equip communities by strengthening and in some cases, rebuilding the family structure within the community. Our centers are designed to incorporate a range of social services to promote individual, family and collective community well-being—all under one roof—a “one-stop shop.” We envision a Put-Back Community Service Center in every community across America. Successful replication of our model is not only possible, it is probable, with your help.
Put-Back’s Plan

Put-Back’s Village of Hope will provide a holistic approach of addressing and empowering those who have been left behind and harmed. We will provide essential supportive services that will promote hope and allow them to start again such as shelter, clothing, food) and wrap-around services like counseling, case management, career coaching, social enrichment and life skills training.

You can make an impact on homelessness, domestic violence, child maltreatment, hunger and illiteracy. Put-Back is serious about helping residents in the Midlands to overcome obstacles that keep them from thriving. Your compassion WILL make a difference! Please consider a donation of $15.00 or more at WWW.PUTBACK.ORG  change someone’s life.  Your love gift will automatically enter you into the “Bringing the Village Back” Campaign for your chance to win the Ultimate Concert Package & Cruise, which includes airfare and hotel accommodations. More importantly, it will provide a home for homeless women, homeless children, and children that have been abused and neglected. We cannot do this without your support.

We believe that family and community go hand in hand. One’s community should be a part of one’s family and one’s family should be an active/instrumental/vital and productive part of the community. Our vision is to "bring back the village," which it truly takes to adequately nurture our children. Too often in today’s world, family and community are forgotten words. The unique structure of our community service centers will seek to rebuild the village—a Village of Hope!