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.
LCHH is not a detox, medical or mental health facility. You must test negative on a urinalysis 24-48 hours before entering the recovery home.
Medical and clinical services play an important role in addiction recovery therefore, if you or a loved one require these services, we encourage you to seek them out before applying to our program.
WHAT WE DO
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 and women. 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 assist their fellow residents overcome addiction. Residents are also required to perform service work during their stay. Adherence to these principals is required.
We offer 2 male residence homes. The Cypress Home houses up to 6 men, and the Waddell Home houses up to 10. We opened an all female residence called the Fordham House at the end of 2019. The female residence houses up to 7 women.
All residents live under the supervision of a 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, committing to a 12-step program.
The expansion of this organization (and addition of future recovery homes) 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
HOW TO HELP
Financial donations, to assist with intake fees, household goods, paper products, and toiletries are some ways you can help. Email us at LCHH.email@example.com
We are in need of volunteers to help with transportation, donations, fundraising. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 fourth location.
Lowcountry Hope House
PO Box 4449
Beaufort, S.C 29903
For more information or to schedule an "intake interview" please contact us between the hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., at the number below.
Dylan M. 803-309-5527
Matt S. 843-298-0497
Holly P. 843-575-5737
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:
* 2022 Intake fee (this includes first two weeks rent plus admin. fee) = $400
After initial 2 weeks, rent will be $175 per week.
Residents provide their own food and toiletries.
SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE AVAILABLE if you qualify.
LCHH Board of Directors
Cheri Lasher, Matt Shaw, Stephanie Nazzaro, Holly Peterson, Kathi Williams, Ashley McElveen, Murray Baughman, Dylan Metts
Lowcountry Hope House is happy to announce that for 2 years in a row, we have again been awarded a grant from the Wexford Foundation Grant Committee to help service our needs for 2022.
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.