Divinity Care Facility is a 5013C non-profit Christian based homeless shelter for men, that has been operating in Spartanburg since 1996. In addition to providing food, and shelter, Divinity Care offers job skills, life skills, and a variety of faith-based courses to many who have no place else to turn.
With a volunteer staff, we help the least of God’s people find hope, and we can use your help. Please consider helping the least of God’s people here at Divinity Care Facility. Your tax-deductible gift is needed and appreciated. Thank you and God bless.
who we are
Founder Rev. Richard Johnson
“Somebody has got to help these people!” Richard Johnson reflects the love of Jesus Christ. In 1996, Johnson began renovations on a house on Arch Street in Spartanburg, SC. His intentions were to make it a home for elderly people who needed someone to care for them.
However, the Lord gave him the vision that this home was to be used to house men diagnosed with mental illnesses, men struggling with alcohol and drug addictions and those who had just been released from jail.
Prior to this vision, Richard Johnson had been addicted to drugs and alcohol, and also had run-ins with the law. Therefore, he knew first-hand how to assist the men sent to his home.
His goal is raise up these men from being a liability, to becoming an asset to society. Johnson’s guiding force in aiding the men at his facility is “unconditional love,” as it states in 1 John 4:7-11.
how we help
We provide shelter, food, job training, case management and referral for homeless men. Alcohol and drug abuse services are provided through partner organizations.
Divinity Care Facility provides shelter for up to 17 (capacity) males per night and more during the winter (due to state laws any temperature under 40 degrees a shelter may go past capacity).
DCF provides 3 meals a day and snacks and drinks laid out through out the day for the residents.
We provide clothes for the client and if there are not any available in our donations, the client will receive a voucher to the Salvation Army to take care of their clothing needs.
DCF also has a no Substance Abuse Policy and if the client needs, we will refer that client to SADAC.
Also, transportation is provided on an as need basis for outside doctors appointments, as well as, transportation to look for employment or to their place of employment again on an as needed basis.
DCF will also try to assist the client with medications needed, if not we refer the client to an organization that can assist them in this process.
Divinity Care Facility also provides Life Skills classes along with individual and group counseling to help the resident become a self-sufficient productive member in society.
you can help
Local Ministries rebuild Kitchen from ground up
Kitchen and bathroom renovations were made possible by grants from “Woman’s Giving,” of Spartanburg County Foundation, and the “Spartanburg Regional Foundation.” The hard labor to remove the old , and install the new equipment was provided by “Faith, Hope, and Love Ministries” of Cowpens. The full article was in the May 9th 2016 Herald Journal. Glory Hallelujah!
How you can help
Anything that you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. We accept donations of all kinds, and we welcome volunteers. Thank you!
Contact us, or send you gift today to Divinity Care Facility, 446 Arch Street, Spartanburg SC 29301 Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will go toward helping the least of God’s people.
God will not forget the work and love that you show Him as you help His people (Hebrews 6:10).
34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ NKJV
40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ NKJV