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Chester Mission Station

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144 Gadsden Street,

Chester, SC 29706

Contact: Kathi Gaddy


Who We Are

The Mission Station at Chester includes a thrift store, meeting space, Christian education (including mental wellness workshops), and a transitional home for women. The thrift store is a great place to find a friendly face and great bargains. It is primarily staffed by community volunteers, and all proceeds support the work at and through the Center of Hope. The Thrift Store is open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.


This Mission Station also operates a transitional home which is known as the Center of Hope. At the Center, we seek to share Christ’s love, grace, and hope with homeless women by providing housing, hope for healing, and opportunities for growth. In addition, we offer workshops through the Center of Hope that help residents and the community-at-large live the abundant life Christ died to give us.

Our Services, Locations, and Hours


Monday-Friday 10 am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm at 144 Gadsden St.

  • Thrift Store Open


Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 12:30 pm at 144 Gadsden St.

  •  Knitting and Crochet Classes

Monday and Wednesday 9 am to 12:30 pm at Education Building, 125 Hudson St

  • Free GED Assistance

  • Mentoring

  • Resume Writing/Job Applications

  • Bible Teaching

  • Adult Literacy

  • Job Skill Training

  • Referrals to Other Agencies

Common Ground Cafe

127 Hudson St


The Christ Central Chester Center of Hope Women’s Shelter enjoys strong support from the community of Chester.  It offers women a safe, loving, and clean place to heal and grow as they work through a nine-month program offering recovery, education, and life skills leading to employment and self sufficiency.  You can see their website HERE.

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