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. A group of community leaders, under the leadership of Ginger Jernigan, 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