Hope Center is a teaching/training center to serve the citizens of Graniteville and surrounding areas. Its facilities include fourteen classrooms, a library, commercial kitchen for training and a computer center. Hope Center also offers a large conference center which seats up to 300 people or serves as a banquet facility for 225 people. Please call 803-393-4575 for more information about any of Hope Center’s resources described below.
On January 6, 2005 a terrible train accident happened in Graniteville. Nine men lost their lives and many suffered injuries. There was a great chlorine spill that damaged the surrounding area including the large building of the Avondale Mills Office and Data Processing. Many lost their jobs as this resulted in the closing of the Graniteville Company.
The building sat empty for five years until two women of great faith saw it’s potential. After much prayer, the building was purchased by Christ Central Ministries as a center of hope and help to the community and to be a place of education and job creation. The clean-up process began and 38,000 lbs. of trash and debris were removed by volunteers. Renovations began soon after and 2000+ volunteer hours and over $750,000 were invested to rebuild walls and make rooms for teaching others. A state of the art kitchen was added. Finally in February 2014, the Hope Center had its grand opening. Governor Nikki Haley came to speak to the crowded conference center, encouraging volunteers and the community to look after and care for our neighbors.
Please view videos sharing more of Hope Center’s story:
WRDW News 12: Hope Center Report 2010
Hope Center’s facilities are available for meetings or special events. Church groups and local businesses have rented the facility for both one-time and ongoing events with great success.
To reserve a room for a special events, please contact Natika at 706-691-8950
Contact: For more information on any of Hope Center’s resources, please call 803-393-4575.