History & Mission

The South Carolina Interagency Council on Homelessness is a statewide network of advocates, service providers and funders committed to ending homelessness.

SCICH (formerly South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless) has several focus areas: researching the experience of homelessness in SC, advocating for people who are homeless, responding to state and federal homelessness policy and promoting collaboration and peer support among those professionals working in the field and across the four continuums of care in the state. SCICH operated as an informal network of providers for seven years until incorporation in 2002. The Council now is a nonprofit, volunteer organization developed to support and represent the four local continuums of care.

SCICH has coordinated the statewide point in time count since 2005; has sponsored research on service cost and utilization among the homeless; sponsored conferences and trainings to promote the goal of ending homelessness and advocated at the state and federal level for policies to improve services to people who are homeless.


2015 marked the end of the Council's 10 year Blueprint to End Homelessness in South Carolina. SCICH drafted a new, shorter, five year plan outlining the goals we wish to pursue in the coming years:

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