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Our mission, vision, and foundation

Who is Sea Island Habitat for Humanity? Read here to find out more.

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1978, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles. Located in Johns Island, ours is the third oldest Habitat affiliate in the world. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  We serve the communities of James, Johns, and Wadmalaw Islands, and have constructed over 350 homes in our 40 years of operation. 

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in safe communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.  

Want to learn more?  Check out some frequently asked questions regarding Habitat, its history, and its operations.  

All Are Welcome

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy. All who believe in our mission are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.


As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Please Donate Now

Families who partner with us build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.
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