HELPING HAND CENTER INC
1263 COHEN RD
PINELAND SC 29934-7425
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 1263 COHEN RD
PINELAND , SC 299347425
Telephone (843) 726 2167
E-mail morgan.nancy63@yahoo.com
Projected Annual Revenue $9,000.00 (2015)
Web and Social Media
Mission Statement Improving the quality of life for citizens of rural Jasper and Hampton Counties, through the delivery of accessible supportive services.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Nancy Edwards Morgan
Board Chair Mrs. Amy T. White
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Financial Summary
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Source: IRS Form 990

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Statements
Mission Improving the quality of life for citizens of rural Jasper and Hampton Counties, through the delivery of accessible supportive services.
Background
Helping Hand Center, Inc. (HHC) was first envisioned in 2009 by founding and current Executive Director, Nancy E. Morgan. The organization began largely in response to families experiencing hardship as a result of long-term fixed/low income, which was further compounded by the country's 2007 economic decline. HHC initially served as a conduit for linking families to financial, medical, and other resources they needed. A Support Group was also formed and served as a social networking opportunity for women. This group soon developed a deep passion for helping children, families, and the elderly to overcome life challenges and improving their overall quality of life by providing health, financial, and socially supportive services. While continuing to provide support to children and families, HHC has found its niche and currently serves senior and disabled citizens as its primary target population.
 
Since being launched in 2009, HHC has continued to grow and expand its reach with much growth anticipated for the future. The organization is supported solely through local grants, awards, philanthropic giving, and volunteerism.  HHC currently has no paid staff and no overhead.

Current resources and services offered by the non-profit organization include:

SENIOR ASSISTANCE
Monthly Health Screenings; Health and Nutrition Education; Personal and Safety Needs Assessments; Transportation Assistance; Home Repairs; Personal Business and Legal Matters Coaching.

YOUTH ENRICHMENT
Training and education including academic success, good choices and decision making, effective communication and conflict resolution,  healthy family and peer relationships; STI and teen pregnancy prevention,  and drug and alcohol awareness, Supportive counseling, educationally based outings, and social activities are also available and provided throughout the year.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Informational and skill-building workshops and seminars including but not limited: Will and Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Budget Management, Interview and Job Preparation, Parenting Coaching, Social Skill Development, and Health and Wellness,
Impact

HHC's most notable accomplishments over the past year include:

- Increased the number of citizens served in our Supplemental Nutrition 
 Program by 83% (increased from 4 to 24 individuals being served on a
 monthly basis). 
- Expanded our Health Monitoring Program to serve 5 senior
 centers (over 100 seniors) monthly, with additional senior and
 disabled citizens served residentially.  
- Completed home repairs/renovations and improved safety and/or
accessibility for 8 senior/disabled citizens.  
- Conducted 4 community-wide events providing education, information and concrete resources to children, youth, and families.   
 
HHC's goals for the upcoming year include:  
 
- Increase the number of citizens served in our Supplemental Nutrition
Program by 20%.
- Increase the number of citizens served in our Health Monitoring 
Program by 5%.
- Address safety and accessibility needs of seniors and disabled citizens by completing a minimum of 5 home repair/renovation projects.
 
Needs

HHC is a grassroots organization that serves the most needy citizens of our community, perdominately the elderly and/or disabled. HHC operates with a 100% volunteer staff and zero overhead. Our currrent and most pressing needs include: Funding to provide concrete client support ($10,000 Annually); General operating support ($5,000 Annually); Construction and landscape volunteers; Lincensed medical volunteers; Transporation volunteers; Fundraising event sponsors.

 
CEO/Executive Director Statement

HHC is a locally owned and operated non-profit organization that was born out of a deep passion for serving the most underserved and needy citizens of our community. As a native of Hampton County and over 40 year resident of Jasper County, I am fully in tune to the challenges that many of our rural citizens face on a daily basis, as they struggle to manage limited income and resources and are frequently forced to choose between basic life necessities, such as purchasing food versus much needed medicine. Parents of now five adult children, my husband and I have had first hand experience with the hardship that many young families in this community face.  As current seniors, living on fixed incomes ourselves, we can also relate to the plight of the elderly in our community.

HHC was created as a response to the vast array of needs that living in a rural community with limited resources and minimal income presents. Though a very young organization, HHC has had tremendous impact (serving hundreds annually), and have done so very efficiently and economically. HHC has demonstrated a very unique ability to garner grass-root support in a way that is almost unheard of in today’s society, and we are more committed than ever to continuing the important work we’ve started. We strongly believe that our community is made incredibly stronger when many Helping Hands and Hearts are joined together to address and help overcome the issues and barriers that challenge us both individually and collectively. We implore those who share in our heart connection to the rural community to join our efforts, and help advance the HHC mission to bring quality of life to citizens of rural communities. The rewards are invaluable, as we consistently witness the greatness that is produced by the citizens that we invest in. Just look around……Great things come out of the Low Country!

Nancy E. Morgan, Executive Director 



Board Chair Statement

None

Areas of Service
Area
Hampton County
Jasper County
HHC primarily serves rural areas of Jasper and Hampton Counties.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Amy T. White
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2013 to Jan 2016
Email none
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Elzena Edwards Community Volunteer
Verna Garvin Community Volunteer
Cynthia Johnson Community Volunteer
Terrence Johnson Community Volunteer
Anthony Major Community Volunteer
Nancy Morgan HHC Executive Director
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 60%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
While it has been a challenge, HHC continues efforts to solicit, train, and engage a board that is representative of the community we serve. Lack of previous board experience continues to be an ongoing issue that challenges the effectiveness of board operations. HHC has secured pro bono assistance from an experienced board development consultant to help develop and implement a strategic plan aimed at addressing this deficit.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Mrs. Nancy Edwards Morgan
Experience Nancy's experience has been derived totally from her personal life as a nearly life-long resident of the rural community served by HHC.  Both as a teenage mother and young wife and continuing through her current status as a retired grandmother, Nancy has herself has faced a mirad of barriers and issues not unlike those that challenge rural residents today. Nancy, along with her husband, raised 5 children in rural Jasper County. As a working class family, they struggled with many of the same socio-economic challenges faced by young families in our community today. Despite many hardships throughout the years, Nancy and her husband raised 5 very successfull children, among whom are 3 bachelor degrees, 2 masters degrees, and 2 Ph.Ds.  Two of Nancy's children are South Carolina Educators, one as as teacher and the other a elementary school principal; another is a senior executive with a children and family services organization;  and yet another works as a counselor with the US Veterans Administration. Nancy is careful not to solely credit herself for the success her children have achieved, but realizes that it was a network of community support that undergrided her family that helped paved the way for them. Her work with HHC is her way of creating for others the very thing that was given to them by caring community citizens. As a retired senior, now living on a fixed income, Nancy is aslo keenly aware of the issues and difficult choices seniors must make on a daily basis. She has a heart and passion for finding ways to make sure critical needs like health, nutrition, and safety are adequaatley met, and that our seniors and disabled citizens are not forced to choose between purchasing food or much needed medication.    
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 25
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Diversity Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Collaborations
HHC regularly collaborates and works in partnership with local businesses, churches, schools, mental health organizations, sheriff departments, fire departments, social service agencies, and other community organziations.
Programs
Description Health Screenings and Medication Management; Health, Nutrition, and Safety Education & Support; Personal Business Coaching, Support, and Advocacy; Outings, Celebrations; Transportation Assistance; Home Repairs and Accessibility Modifications 
Budget $8,000
Short Term Success 80% of those served will demonstrate improvement in 3 life domains: health, nutrition, and living environment.
Long Term Success 90% of those served will report feeling more positive and optomistic about their lives.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Health and environmental assessment, client satisfaction surveys; medical reports.
Description Academic Support; Awareness & Information Sessions; Relationship Development; Conflict Resolution Training; Coping & Skill Development Training; Social, Educational, & Cultural Events
Budget $3,000
Short Term Success  Metrics not yet established
Long Term Success Metrics not yet established
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Metrics not yet established
Description Information and Referrals
Budget $500
Short Term Success Metrics not yet established
Long Term Success Metrics not yet established
Program Success Monitored BY Metrics not yet established
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $9,000.00
Projected Expenses $9,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$6,000----
Administration Expense$0----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.00----
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$0----
Current Assets$0----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$0----
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations $4,000----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountPrivate Giving $2,000----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2016
Comments
Organization Comments None
Foundation Comments
 
Nonprofit HELPING HAND CENTER INC
Address 1263 COHEN RD
PINELAND , SC 299347425
Primary Phone (843) 726 2167
Contact Email morgan.nancy63@yahoo.com
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Nancy Edwards Morgan
Board Chair Mrs. Amy T. White
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 2013