Since his own recovery decades ago, James Fordham has always felt he owed a debt to other alcoholics and addicts. He never forgot the kind, patient men who helped him through his own recovery from alcoholism.


In 2011, James began to dream about starting a sober living recovery home for men. With no experience (and no money), he began the work of making this dream a reality. He started by asking people for donations. Soon, he found that people were also more than happy to donate household items that had outlived their usefulness. James began having yard sales as often as life (and his wife) would allow. 


During this time James asked for additional help from friends in other professions to help make the dream a reality (accountants, real estate agents, etc.). In the winter of 2016, Low Country Hope House opened its doors.


Nearly all of us are touched, in some way, by the disease of addiction, whether through family members, friends, coworkers, or acquaintances. Alcoholism and addiction rob individuals of everything they love and value.


Recovery is possible, but sometimes requires more than just detox (or even short-term treatment).


Based in Beaufort, South Carolina, Low Country Hope House (LCHH) is a long-term recovery home for men. Our goal is simple—freedom from alcohol and drug addiction. LCHH seeks to integrate the highly effective twelve-step principals with a comprehensive education about the disease of addiction. The result of this combination is a higher than average rate of recovery.


LCHH was founded and is run by people in recovery who believe they owe a debt to other alcoholics and addicts that helped them achieve a life liberated from alcohol and drugs. The LCHH family feels that it is a duty, an honor and a privilege to help the still sick and suffering.


LCHH provides residences for men and women over the age of 18 who are recovering from alcohol and/or drug addiction. We place a high emphasis on financial responsibility. Residents are required to work and pay their rent promptly. Residents participate in daily community recovery meetings and help their fellow residents overcome addiction. Adherence to these principals is required.


The male residence home houses up to 16 men. Residents live under the supervision of a male house manager. We expect residents to follow house rules, to participate in house activities, and to consent to random drug and alcohol tests. The average stay is between six and twelve months.

On August 19th, we opened  an additional male facility that will allow us to house 10 more residents.  The new location will serve as the starter home; with intensive 12-step work and in-house meetings daily.  Upon completion of certain requirements, the residents can then transition into the existing home with 6 beds for a more in-depth application of their new way of living; free from the chains of addiction.

This is expansion is a dream come true for all of us involved; and we would like to thank every one of you for your gracious donations and countless hours of volunteer work.  None of this could have been possible without your love and support.   

“If we are facing in the right direction, 

all we have to do is keep on walking.” 

– Zen Proverb





Financial donations and the donations of unwanted household goods are the two most important ways to help LCHH stay funded. Email us to contribute today.

We are in need of volunteers to help with our yard sales. There also may be things that need to be done to the house in terms of fixing-up and upkeep. Email us to get involved.

LCHH is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. At present, all money donated to the organization goes directly back into the business; with hopes that one day we may be able to enlarge our capacity to take in more residents either by opening a larger house or maybe even a second location.



8 Partridge Circle

Beaufort, S.C 29907

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For more information or to schedule and "intake interview" please contact the house manager between the hours of 8am - 8pm.

Richard Melton


If you would like to sponsor one of our residents and help make the future possible for a clean and sober life, please go to the donate button on the previous page and set up your one-time donation or your monthly pledge of support.  Here's a breakdown of the cost of residency:

Intake fee (first two weeks rent plus admin.)  $370

Weekly rent (beginning the third week)          $150

They also have to provide their own food and toiletries.


Grateful hearts send their sincere thanks. 


My name is Josh.  I'm 35 years old and I'm from Myrtle Beach, SC.  Growing up on the coast, to put it lightly, I found myself on a permanent vacation.  I became consumed in a lifestyle of drugs and alcohol.  Completely lost and desperately looking for a better way of living, I found the Low Country Hope House.  It was there that I found the structure I was looking for.  I was introduced to a 12-step program and was taught how to live a clean and sober life.  The Hope House gave me a foundation to build upon and a structured way of recovery.  As humble as they are and don't accept the credit, I thank James and Richard for a huge part of my recovery.  I currently have a great job, my own place to live and countless other amazing blessings.  I am extremely grateful for the Hope House for giving me the tools for the life I have today.

                                                                                                                      Forever Grateful,   Josh A.

Shame, resentments, guilt, remorse, sorrow and anger.  These are just some of the things that constantly drive the insane thinking of an alcoholic.

My name is Corey; and I'm an alcoholic.  I've been sober a year now thanks to the structure and principles I've learned at the Low Country Hope House.  Unlike and in-patient treatment center, at the Hope House there is no set time limit; and you're not cocooned inside protective walls.  I work, pay rent, buy groceries and work the program.  The program showed me how to deal with those emotions that made me drink.  The LCHH allowed

me to experience the highs and lows of life; combined with accountability to learn to do it sober.

The Hope House gave me the knowledge and the tools.  I did the work; and God saved my life.

Thank you, Corey C.

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