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Family Services, Inc. DBA Origin SC

aka Origin SC   |   N. Charleston, SC   |  http://www.originsc.org

Mission

Origin SC empowers individuals to achieve financial and housing stability through advocacy, counseling, and education. We serve the Charleston Tri-County area, all of South Carolina, and even nationwide depending on the program.

Ruling year info

1971

CEO/Executive Director

Mrs. Caprice Atterbury

Main address

8084 Rivers Ave. Suite 100

N. Charleston, SC 29410 USA

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Formerly known as

Family Services Agency

Family Services Inc.

EIN

57-0324920

NTEE code info

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Origin offers a variety of programs that tackle issues such as poverty, financial & housing insecurity, lack of financial literacy, homelessness, and domestic violence. Additionally, Origin assists people in achieving their dreams of homeownership as well as becoming debt free. We have assisted hundreds of individuals in the last several years to work towards self-sufficiency and financial stability. Origin empowers individuals and families in the Lowcountry and the state of South Carolina to achieve financial and housing stability by providing professional and quality advocacy, counseling, and education services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Financial Education & Coaching

Financial workshops, budget coaching, credit improvement, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, student loan counseling, housing and foreclosure stability counseling, student loan counseling

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Homeownership Promotion: homebuyer education workshops, coaching, down payment assistance

Home Preservation: foreclosure prevention counseling and advocacy, reverse mortgage counseling

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Homeless Prevention: permanent supportive housing and financial workshops

Representative Payee: financial estate management for those living on SSDI

Population(s) Served
Adults

Domestic Violence Victims Counseling
Anger Management
Batterers Intervention

Population(s) Served
Adults

Conservator, Special Needs Trusts, Estates, Personal Representative estate management - Often court appointed or self enrolled. Completing your estate plan with your attorney is one of the most important ways to ensure your wishes are honored in the event of disability or death. By appointing Origin as your professional, third party fiduciary, you are guaranteeing that your directives will be carried out as you want in the compassionate and experienced manner that you and your heirs deserve.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

NeighborWorks America - Member

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Young adults

Related Program

Family Violence Intervention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of staff members certified in subject area training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants that follow counseling recommendations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Young adults, Victims of crime and abuse

Related Program

Family Violence Intervention

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants reporting no relapse 6 months post-program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Young adults, Victims of crime and abuse

Related Program

Family Violence Intervention

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

A major goal is to assist individuals, families, and the community in achieving financial and housing stability. Additionally, the goal of the Family Violence Intervention program is to end the cycle of violence and help individuals reach a place of financial and housing stability. Each one of our programs aims to accomplish this on some level whether it be through financial education, debt management, homeownership education, representative payee services, fiduciary & conservator services, homelessness prevention etc.

Each program has a different approach or strategy that it takes to carry out the mission of empowering individuals to achieve financial and housing stability. The financial education program does this through financial coaching, credit improvement, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, workshops, and student loan counseling. The homeownership program helps people understand the obstacles they face in buying a home so that they can remove them and achieve homeownership. The representative payee program provides budgeting and financial management services for individuals who are mentally or physically incapable of handling their own financial affairs AND are on Social Security Disability Income. Fiduciary services provides case managers that are compassionate and experienced in asset management to individuals with cognitive, intellectual, and physical disabilities.

Since 1888, Origin SC has remained one of the leading nonprofit human service organizations in providing professional financial and housing counseling services. We have successfully withstood the test of time and socio-economic changes by providing quality advocacy, counseling, and education to individuals and families in the Charleston Tri-County area, throughout South Carolina, and even nationwide. We are licensed and accredited by numerous organizations.
Our Accreditations
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
NeighborWorks America - Exemplary Affiliate
Trident United Way
Council on Accreditation (COA) - Since 2000
Americorps
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Origin's staff members play a huge role in ensuring that organizational goals continue to be met. We have carefully developed our staff to reflect a variety of licensed professionals. 36 staff members are licensed credit counselors by the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs. On staff there are several licensed Masters of Social Work, a license of Gaurdianship, and several HUD Certified Housing counselors. Additionally, there are multiple paralegals, two CPAS, one certified Managerial Accountant, four licensed Mortgage loan Originators, & a South Carolina Real Estate Brooker- in- Charge.

Last year 31 households received pre-purchase/ homebuying counseling and purchased a home after receiving Housing Counseling Services. 540 households improved their financial capacity (e.g. increased discretionary income, decreased debt load, increased savings, increased credit score) after receiving Housing Counseling Services. 576 households gained access to resources to help them improve their housing situation (e.g. down payment assistance, rental assistance, utility assistance, etc.) after receiving Housing Counseling Services. 93 households gained access to non-housing resources (e.g. social service programs, legal services, public benefits such as Social Security or Medicaid, etc.) after receiving Housing Counseling Services. Origin will continue to search for ways to sustain its programs that make it possible for providing meaningful supportive services to those who need it most.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Family Services, Inc. DBA Origin SC

Board of directors
as of 08/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Anthony J. Ferro III

Johnson and Johnson Insurance

Term: 2021 - 2024

Aaron Heath

Medical University of South Carolina

Jennifer Roberts

SC Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center

Michael Blanton

Merrill Edge, Bank of America

David A Geer

Retired Family Services, INc.

Nashonda Hunter

Charity Foundation

Trey Willis

JW Construction

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/22/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/22/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.