Human Services

Family Services, Inc. DBA Origin SC

  • N. Charleston, SC
  • http://www.originsc.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Financial Education & Coaching
  2. Homeownership
  3. Housing Stability
  4. Family Violence Intervention
  5. Conservator
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve the Charleston Tri-County area, all of South Carolina, and even nationwide depending on the program.

ruling year

1971

CEO/Executive Director

Self-reported

Mr. David A. Geer III

Keywords

Self-reported

credit counseling, housing, mortgage default and foreclosure counseling, conservator and representative payee services, real estate sales, domestic violence intervention, anger management, credit card reduction, default counseling

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Also Known As

Origin SC

EIN

57-0324920

 Number

1155653729

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Financial Education & Coaching

Financial workshops, budget coaching, credit improvement, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, student loan counseling

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

Program 2

Homeownership

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

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

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

Program 3

Housing Stability

Homeless Prevention: permanent supportive housing and financial workshops

Representative Payee: financial estate management for those living on SSDI

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 4

Family Violence Intervention

Domestic Violence Victims Counseling
Anger Management
Batterers Intervention

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

Adults

Budget

Program 5

Conservator

Financial estate management - court ordered for those deemed incapable of handling their own finances

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Physically Disabled nec

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve the Charleston Tri-County area, all of South Carolina, and even nationwide depending on the program.

Social Media

Blog

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA)

NeighborWorks America

US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Affiliations + Memberships

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

NeighborWorks America - Member

Videos

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Financials

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FAMILY SERVICES INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Family Services, Inc. DBA Origin SC

Leadership

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CEO/Executive Director

Mr. David A. Geer III

BIO

Mr. Geer has successfully led Origin SC since 2004. Prior to joining Origin SC (formerly known as Family Services, Inc.) Mr. Geer's professional experience included management consulting and executive positions with several international textile companies. Mr. Geer earned a BS from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He also completed graduate courses in industrial engineering, strategic marketing management (Harvard Business School), and ISO 9000. His strong management and leadership skills have established sound business practices at the non-profit Origin helping it to achieve profitable growth every year and help thousands of low- to moderate-income individuals achieve permanent financial and housing stability.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Mary Ann Hall

MAH Law Firm

Term: Jan 2006 - Dec 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?