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2024/2025 CLF Associate

North Charleston Dental Outreach |


We provide dental treatment for individuals whose options for care are restricted due to financial issues and the absence of insurance.
The clinic can only operate due to the generosity of patients and donors.

We operate to the glory of God in response to a call to help and love those among us in need. In addition, by mentoring dental students and residents, we seek to train the next generation of dental volunteers.

North Charleston Dental Outreach has served the Chicora-Cherokee community for over 20 years, opening after the closure of the Charleston Naval Shipyard. This has only been possible through the dedication of individuals from Charleston’s faith, academic, and dental community. We have a small staff who operate the clinic, along with students from MUSC and private practice dentists who volunteer their time. We are fortunate to have a committed Board of Directors who are deeply invested in the clinic’s vision to serve our neighbors in need.

Contact us for more information:

Dr. Bill Sasser, Dental Director
Lisa Summerlin, Program Administrator
Elijah Melendez, Development Coordinator
Jamie Ayers, Clinical Coordinator
Ann Martinez, Schedule Coordinator



2023/2024 CLF Associate

Charleston Classical School


“Every education teaches a philosophy; if not by dogma then by suggestion, by implication, by atmosphere.
Every part of that education has a connection with every other part. If it does not all combine to convey some
general view of life, it is not an education at all.”
G. K. Chesterton

Rick and Marie Owens have lived in North Charleston for their entire married life and have watched the neighborhood change. Marie felt fortunate to homeschool her own children, but was always concerned for the children she saw that were limited to the local schools where so many things were going wrong. Once her own children were grown and having been an instructor and founder of an online classical Christian school, she knew God was calling “someone” to take action locally. That someone turned out to be her and a small start-up board. Charleston Classical School (CCS) was founded in 2019 with the mission of providing a high quality educational opportunity to students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to learn together through excellent academics along with the support from their families and our community. Our doors opened to kindergarten to second grade students in August 2021. The parents of our first students have expressed their gratitude, astonishment, and relief to see their children progressing so well. Moms who have older kids in government schools are particularly excited to see their young children learning so quickly. Despite several ESL (English as a second language) challenges, our students have flourished. You know something is going well when children are sad on the last day of school and ask all summer, “When can I go back to school?”

Contact Marie Owens for more information:


2022/2023 CLF Associates


Hope To Home Furniture Resource


Our mission: is to deliver essential home furnishings to displaced or homeless individuals and families who secure housing. We transform their empty living space into a comfortable “home”. We source, warehouse, repair and provide basic home furnishings to individuals and families in our community who are coming out of distressed situations and striving toward a new life on purpose. We collect new and “gently used”, donated home goods and work with community service agencies to get those goods into the hands of those who need them most, at no cost to the recipient.

Contact Tom Young for more information:


Lifeline Children’s Services


Our mission: to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children through adoption, fostering, counseling and support. Our vision: Vulnerable children and their communities are transformed by the gospel and are making disciples. James 1:27 is clear in its call for the believer to care for the orphaned and vulnerable child. We know that as Christians, we have all been adopted by our Heavenly Father. Adoption is a beautiful picture of the gospel on earth that points us back toward Christ. Our Conviction: In Psalm 68, David tells us that God sets the lonely in families. We want the children we serve to have forever families, but more than that, we want them to know the truth of the gospel. Our focus remains on an eternity with Christ for the child and the parent, and we believe a gospel-centered family is an amazing window to their salvation. Our desire is to come alongside Christian missional families with resources they will need to find and nurture their children, as they become disciples who make disciples.

Contact Cathy Leeke for more information:



Star Gospel Mission


We provide help, hope, and a home to men facing homelessness in Charleston. Our focus: Founded in 1904, Star Gospel Mission is Charleston’s oldest faith-based outreach, and today it continues to extend a hand up through Christ’s love to people struggling with economic, emotional, spiritual and physical hardships. We provide housing options for men facing homelessness and strive to prove that a man’s worst moment is not the sum of his life. We provide transitional housing options, counseling and other services to equip our guests to become productive, interdependent members of the Charleston community. We also respond to the needs of the community by offering emergency assistance to individuals and families struggling to survive in our community. Most importantly, we offer hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who is seeking spiritual transformation.

Contact Marion Platt for more information:


2021/2022 CLF Associates

Camp Rise Above
Camp Rise Above is a unique nonprofit organization that provides free life-changing camp experiences to children with serious illnesses, life challenges and disabilities. We believe all children have the right to enjoy the magic of childhood, regardless of their medical status. 
Contact Erin Ulmer for more information:


Life Resources

As a faith-based non-profit organization, Life Resources provides a safe and confidential setting where professional therapists offer services that include individual, marriage, and family therapy, marriage and parenting workshops, prayer ministry, and support for leaders in the church and workplace. 

Contact Jacquie Atkins for more information:


2020/2021 CLF Associates

Drawing Near To God – Joanne Ellison

Conference Coming Up On Nov 5 & 6- Register Here

We are a community of women making space for God and strengthening our commitment to spiritual growth
while navigating life’s complexities. Drawing Near to God ministry brings women closer to Him.
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. JAMES 4:8
Contact Angela Johnson for more information:


Lowcountry Pregnancy Center:

Lowcountry Pregnancy Center exists to provide life-affirming reproductive health and family service
in a compassionate Christian environment. We offer pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STI testing,
parenting classes and baby items to support men and women in the Lowcountry.

 Contact Joy Yarborough for more information:


2019/2020 CLF Associates


Primary needs are Funding, Volunteers and Awareness.


Charleston Hope:

Primary needs are Funding, Volunteers and Awareness.


Doors to

Primary needs are Funding, Volunteers and Awareness.


2018/2019 CLF Associates

FreshStart Visions:

Primary needs are Funding, Volunteers and Awareness.


Lowcountry Orphan

Primary needs are Funding, Volunteers and Awareness.


2017/2018 CLF Associates


Be a Mentor: – Primary needs are Funding, Volunteers and Awareness.


Metanoia: – Primary needs are Funding, Volunteers and Awareness.



1Charleston: – Primary needs are Funding and Awareness.


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