Jasmine Road Receives South Carolina Angel Award

Jasmine Road and Jasmine Kitchen CEO Lisa O'Connell-Hall and Secretary of State Mark Hammond

Jasmine Road is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious ‘Angel Award’ from South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond for its outstanding charitable services. This recognition is a result of the dedication and collaborative efforts of our talented team and volunteers, who consistently strive to serve the community to the best of their ability.

"It is an immense honor for Jasmine Road to be selected for the Angel Award. The foundation for Jasmine Road has been laid by its founding board of directors, the leaders that have come before me, and our incredible community partners. This award is a testament to their efforts on behalf of Jasmine Road and the incredible women we serve.", said Lisa O'Connell-Hall, Jasmine Road and Jasmine Kitchen CEO.

The ‘Angel Award’ is granted to organizations that have contributed eighty percent or more of its total spending to charitable programs, existed for three years or more, make good use of volunteer services, not rely heavily on funding from grants, and comply with the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.

Jasmine Road and Jasmine Kitchen CEO Lisa O'Connell-Hall, Jasmine Road Program Director Mandy Learo, Jasmine Kitchen Culinary Director Tina Hogue, and Secretary of State Mark Hammond

Jasmine Road is South Carolina’s first long-term residential program for adult female survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution and addiction. Jasmine Road serves to heal and employ survivors by providing a pathway of opportunity and a lifelong community of support, significantly reducing the likelihood of women returning to life on the streets.

Jasmine Kitchen exists to employ residents and graduates of Jasmine Road in a safe, nurturing environment. The lunch cafe along with other affiliated social enterprises provide a pathway to financial independence by training survivors to gain sustainable and transferable job skills.


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