Remnant House Outreach Ministry
Remnant House Outreach Ministry

WELCOME to the Remnant House Outreach Ministry:

The Remnant House Board Members are volunteers.  There are no paid positions in any way involved with this ministry.  All those involved are giving of their time and efforts "for God to affect the men involved".

Many individuals and family members in the low country of South Carolina have been affected by the tragic effects of addiction.  In most cases, men have not had a family that was supportive and loving.  While all of us have had some hard times, most of the men in the RHOM, were subjected to violence, sexual abuse, and rejection in their homes as children.  They left in an attempt to escape, but fled into an “evil world”.  A place where they were once again subjected to abuse, crime, violence, lack of proper food, illness, divorce, aging, low wages, and humiliation.  Frequently, to survive, they tried to escape with drugs, alcohol or substance abuse.  They make up the largest number of clients we serve.  There has been a lack of kindness, compassion, and “LOVE” throughout their lives, until now.

RHOM is a "faith based" program! With the generous support of people like you, we will be able to help many of these men and meet their essential needs, such as temporary housing, clothing, and food.  We begin with a six-week period of relief from the effects of their addiction and immerse them in a Christian environment.  Mentors provide examples of what God can do in their lives. The RHOM attains health care, medicines, locates jobs, teaches time management skills and helps in the work toward a brighter future. RHOM also supports them with "jobs for life" training, counseling, and financial planning.  Our program is a voluntary one year commitment.

 

Remnant House Outreach Ministry Board Members                                        

Meet our dedicated team members below:

Lavance Coleman

Executive Director & Founder

Mr. Coleman traveled down the road of addiction, battleing the clutches of crack and alcoholism.  He has been sober for ten years and started the ministry about 5 years ago.  He freely gives of his love for the men in our program in countless ways.  He is a concerned, compassionate, humble man willing to sacrifice his spare time, finances and support. LaVance is committed to this ministry of Christ, and  the men who have been held in bondage to their addictions, but now have a burning desire for freedom.  

Catherine Coleman

Director & CoFounder

Catherine has a Master's Degree in drug and alcohol counseling and volunteers countless hours of her time.  She performs an assessment on each new client and follows up with one on one time.  She assists the men in finding work, writing resumes and is a leader in the "Jobs for Life Program" which is most beneficial to our men as well.  She is a dedicated servant of God.  Her professional experience is invaluable.   She is also involved in the ministry of her home and church as well. 

Jack Dunne

Community Liaison

Jack is a retired Marine and volunteers his time.  He has been working with his wife Kathy in this ministry for the last 3 years. We believe that our communities in the "low country" and beyond are interested in providing help to the homeless with addictions and who have been less fortunate than ourselves. We believe that God is at work in this ministry and will "make a way" to help these men.

                  

Tom Tedder

Financial Advisor

Tom is a Vietnam veteran and volunteers his time to help those in need.  He was on the Salvation Army staff for a number of years and has comitted his efforts to grant writting for Non Profit and 501C3 operations. Tom has a great deal of experience with large organizations devoted to ministries for those in need.

Treasurer

Genee Kinsey

Genee  is a God-fearing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and cancer survivor. She is also an attentive businesswoman, board member and proud volunteer.  She has been employed at the City of North Charleston for over 16 years and in the past, has also counselled troubled teenage girls with the Kitty Bridge Foundation, a Christian-based organization. She has also held a position of a Pre-Teen Ministry Teacher as well as providing presently active in Ministry at her local Church, where she is a passionate Praise and Worship Leader, Choir Member/Director, Intercessory Prayer Warrior, Adult Bible Study Teacher and wherever needed within the Ministry.  As the Treasurer of Remnant House Outreach Ministries (RHOM), Genee is responsible for handling Financial Spreadsheets and Accounting information for the Ministry. and dedicates herself to helping others to achieve life goals and exceed expectation. 

 

Sandra Jamison

Secretary

Sandra is also a volunteer who has a heart for service.  She gives of her time even though she has a family and obligations with work.  She undertakes a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.  It is such a great blessing to have her on our staff.

 

Howard McCoy

House Representative

Howard is a man who has completed the Remnant House Outreach ministry program.  He has been with our program for the last 5 years and is semi-retired and enjoys being involved in the growth of our clients both in their ability to evntually manage their own lives, and to share the "word of God" with them.

At Remnant House, our desire is to "Restore Men to their rightful position."

"The only way to keep from returning to active addiction is not to take that first drug.  If you are like us you know that one is too many and a thousand never enough.  We put great emphasis on this, for we know that when we use drugs in any form, or substitute one for another, we release our addiction all over again.  Thinking of alcohol as  different from other drugs has caused a great many addicts to relapse.  Before we came to N.A. many of us viewed alcohol seperately, but we cannot afford to be confused about this.  Alcohol is a drug.  We are people with the disease of addiction who must abstain from all drugs in order to recover.  

(Ref Narcotics Anonymus 5th Ed.)