Northern Greenville County nonprofit Foothills Family Resources recently announced a capital campaign to raise money for a facility improvement and rebranding project.
First opened in 1986, the nonprofit predominantly serves residents in Travelers Rest, Cleveland, and Slater-Marietta. Historically, the agency is devoted to helping area residents in times of crisis, providing food, rent/utility assistance, mental health counseling, SNAP and Medicaid application assistance, holiday assistance, and more.
In 2013, the nonprofit added additional services to help those in need move from their crisis to self-sufficiency. Utilizing the Center for Working Families model developed by the Anney E. Casey Foundation, Foothills provides for services like financial coaching, professional skills and job training, and resume development.
The campaign to improve the building and offices hub, located on Main Street in Slater is the first in nearly two decades. The estimated cost of the project is $250,000, and includes a complete interior overhaul/upfit as well as exterior facade improvements and technology upgrades. (Click to enlarge/navigate images below.)
“After almost 20 years of little facility improvements, this effort will move Foothills past the well-earned reputation of an organization that can help clients work through any crisis, to one that begins its work with crisis, but has the tools and expertise to prevent future ones,” Bolton said.