What is it?

Created out of emergency resulting from Hurricane Hugo in 1989, James Island Outreach (JIO), was the primary result of area churches coming together to help those who had nowhere else to turn.

Now, in coordination with area public and private human service agencies, JIO, through volunteers and two part-time staff members, provides crisis relief and on-going assistance in the areas of:

  • Emergency food and medicines
  • Utility and rent assistance
  • Information and referral

How to help?

JIO, a non-profit, tax exempt agency, is supported through donations of time, food, and funds by area churches, businesses civic organizations, and individuals.

Who to contact?

Scott Graule, Executive Director,  scottgraule51@gmail.com



Phone at JIO:


Office Hours:

Tue. Thur. Sat. 9:30-11:30am

Churches providing office space, volunteers, or donations of food and funds to support the ministry of JIO include:

  • Bethany United Methodist Church
  • Calvary Baptist
  • Coastal Harvest Church
  • Charleston Presbyterian Church
  • Emmanuel Baptist
  • Epworth United Methodist Church
  • First Baptist Church James Island
  • Fort Johnson Baptist
  • Harbor View Presbyterian
  • His Grace and Mercy Ministries
  • James Island Baptist
  • James Island Presbyterian
  • James Island United Congregational
  • John Wesley United Methodist
  • Living Word Church of God
  • Martin Luther Lutheran Church
  • Nativity Catholic
  • New Beginnings Church
  • Payne Church
  • Saint James Church
  • Saint James Presbyterian
  • True Vine Tabernacle
  • Victory Baptist Church