Thursday, June 21, 2018

Origin SC May 2018 Newsletter

Check out what's new and exciting at Origin SC this month!
May 2018

Buying Your Home, the Origin Way

We interviewed our clients, Kenny and Charlene Ford, about thier recent success with purchasing a home with Origin SC:

Q: Was the "Origin Way" of buying a home effective? Was it helpful to have all services available in-house?
A. "We believe that the "Origin Way" of buying a home was very effective. We had never bought a home before and everyone gave us a clear timeline on how the process was going to be so we knew exactly what to expect."

Q: What was our experience like working with Origin Realty?
A: "We had a great experience with Origin Realty. We got constant reassurance on every aspect of the buying process. The process of buying a home can be a little bumpy, but our realtors were there with us every step of the way."

Q: How was your overall experience with your Lending Advisor, Stephanie Reed? Was she friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful?
A:"We had a great experience with Stephanie Reed. She collected our initial information when matching us with a lender and she also assisted with preparing the Origin funds. She was clear and concise throughout the process."

Q: How did the NFA fund help you successfully get into your home?
A: "The National Fair Housing (NFA) fund was very beneficial to our family. It took a huge chunk out of the cost that we would have been responsible to make the purchase. The fund truly allowed us to afford our home."

Q: What would you say to a person that is thinking of buying a home?
A. "We would tell anyone buying a home for the first time to use Origin SC. Origin SC treats you like a real person, not a number. The staff helps you through the process and clears up all steps in the home buying process. Everyone is always available to answer any qusetion you may have. We would recommend Origin SC to any and everyone (and we already have!)."

For Realty services, contact Debbie Kidd at 843-276-8744 or email dkidd@originsc.org

For Lending services, contact Stephanie Reed at 843-735-7810 
or email sreed@originsc.org

For Financial Coaching, please visit our website www.originsc.org
Experience an Origin SC Workshop for Yourself!

June 2 - Intro to Homeownership - 10 AM-12 PM
Origin Office

June 5 - Credit Improvement - 6 PM-8 PM
Origin Office

June 7 - Intro to Homeownership - 6 PM-8 PM
Berkeley Prosperity Center

June 14 - Making Ends Meet - 6 PM-8PM
Origin Office

June 16 - First Time Homebuyer - 9 AM-4PM
Origin Office

June 21 - Intro to Homeownership - 6 PM-8PM
Origin Office

June 23 - Intro to Homeownership - 10 AM-12 PM
Berkeley Prosperity Center

June 28 - Intro to Homeownership - 6 PM-8 PM
Dorchester Prosperity Center

Visit our website or call 843-735-7846 to sign up for a class today!

Continuing Education Opportunity!

The Family Violence Intervention Program at Origin SC will be hosting a Summer CEU series! Choose from 4 different courses to participate in, or for a special bundle price you could participate in all 4! Check out the list below:
  • Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community
    • Friday, July 13: 8 AM - 4 PM
    • $60 or $45 for students
  • Digital Technology's Impact on Domestic Violence
    • Friday, July 20: 8 AM - 4 PM
    • $60 or $45 for students 
  • Ethical Guidelines for Treatment of Domestic Violence
    • Friday, July 27: 8 AM - 4 PM
    • $60 or $45 for students 
  • Vicarious Trauma, Resilence & Workplace Violence
    • Friday, August 10: 8 AM - 4 PM
    • $60 or $45 for students 
  • *CEU Series Special Bundle Price*
    • Earn a total of 25 NASW approved CEU!
    • $195
Origin SC Domestic Violence Summer CEU Series
4925 Lacross Road, Suite 215
North Charleston, SC 29406

Director: Jacquline Filbeck, LISW-CP

~25 NASW Approved CEUs~
~Bundle and Single Session Rates~
~Student Rates Available~

To register or to learn more, please visit our Event Brite link! 
One Less Homeless Veteran

Join Origin SC in raising funds to help our local veterans. 

Origin SC is raising funds to help local Veterans. Many local veterans are moving into housing with little more than what they're wearing at the time of the move. Origin's One Less Homeless Vet program was established in 2013 to expand services to Veterans after they obtain permanent housing. Origin's OLHV program raises funds to purchase new furniture, household items, kitchen supplies, and personal items for each eligible Veteran to help them make their house into a home. Origin can't provide these items without support from generous community partners like you. Each donation goes directly to purchase items for a veteran who has met all of Origin's screening requirements and has assembled a wish list of essential items. This Memorial Day fundraising drive runs from May 21 to Flag Day June 14, 2018.

How YOU can donate to help a local Veteran:
  1. Visit the website www.originsc.org/OLHV
  2. Click on the box that reads: GIVE TODAY
  3. Enter your information (secure through the South State Bank and Click & Pledge Platform)
  4. Don't forget to mention how you heard about us!
If you have questions, please email or call:
Elizabeth Wincenciak at ewincenciak@originsc.org or (843)-735-5512

Origin SC is Hiring!

We are now hiring 2 new AmeriCorps VISTAS for 2018-2019! In these positions, you will have the opportunity to spend one year serving full-time helping Origin SC provide quality advocacy and education to individuals and families in the Charleston Tri-County area. Are you interested or have experience in marketing, fundraising, curriculum development, outreach, community relations, media relations, social media, website management, design, or just making a difference? This position is for YOU. 

Are you wondering what a VISTA means? It stands for Volunteer In Service To America. It's  described as the domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps. VISTAs are hosted by nonprofit organizations natinowide. AmeriCorps VISTA members will serve in a professional setting and work to promote and build awareness of a local non-profit with a focus on education, realty and lending as a one-stop shop for potential area buyers. 

To learn more about our 2 new VISTA positions and to apply, visit the links below:

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