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The Samaritan House

The Samaritan House (TSH) of Orangeburg County, Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity.

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The Samaritan House (TSH) of Orangeburg County, Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity registered in the state of South Carolina. TSH was organized in 2001 in response to the great need in the Orangeburg area, as was evident by the use of a now-defunct “shelter” that existed under deplorable conditions.  Under the leadership of Ginger Jernigan, a group of community leaders saw the need and began serving the homeless in 2002. Since its inception, the organization's purpose has been to provide temporary housing, daily meals, and stabilization services to homeless adult men, women, and their children. 


TSH is non-partisan and does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability to pay. No part of the corporation's contributions or earnings shall enrich its Board of Directors, officers, committee members, or volunteers. 

TSH staff provides outreach services and available resources to neighborhoods primarily in Orangeburg County. However, if bed space is available, homeless individuals from any county who meet admission requirements will not be turned away. 


TSH is organized exclusively for charitable purposes.  The purpose of the organization is to provide temporary housing and stabilization services to the homeless (men, women, and their children). Services to include, but not limited to, personal and professional development, vocational development, interpersonal skills development, community involvement, independent living preparation, educational assistance, health care, financial literacy, and spiritual enrichment.


To transition and enhance the lives of residents of TSH and improve their quality of life.​

To help TSH residents obtain permanent housing, increase their personal and professional skills and income, and achieve greater self-sufficiency.


To secure sufficient funding to sustain the facility's operation.

To maintain a facility that provides temporary housing and stabilization services to support and guide residents to become productive, healthy community members with empowering skills.

Develop a strong Board of Directors that can offer guidance, help with fundraising efforts, and govern the organization's efficient operations.




The Samaritan House is proud to partner with businesses and organizations around the community.  If you would like more information on how your business or organization can support our efforts and initiatives, please contact us directly.

Central Carolina Community Foundation
Citizens Against Sexual Assault
Claflin University
DHEC Orangeburg
Department of Social Services
Dominion Energy Foundation
Edisto Habitat for Humanity
EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter of Orangeburg  
Family Health Centers, Incorporated
Growing COB (Calhoun, Orangeburg, Bamberg)
HopeHealth in Orangeburg
Jamison’s Pharmacy
Kelvin Bonnette Photography, LLC
Macedonia A.M.E. Cope South Carolina
Marco’s Pizza
Midlands Gives
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
OCAB Community Action Agency
Orangeburg Area Mental Health
Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg County Department of Social Services
Orangeburg County School District
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety
Orangeburg Social Security Office
Rebound Behavioral Health, Columbia, SC
Regional Medical Center
The Salvation Army
SC Works Orangeburg
Sisters of the Holy Cross
South Carolina Legal Services
South Carolina State University
Southeastern Housing and Community Development
Starbucks Food Share Program
St. George Baptist Church Youth Group
Transitions Homeless Center, Columbia, SC
Tri-County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
United Way of the Midlands
Vocational Rehabilitation Department of Orangeburg County
Williams Chapel AME Church

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