The Community Service Center of Wilmore-High Bridge (CSC) began in 1981 to help families in need. The CSC originally started by providing clothing to local families and later was able to expand its services and staff. Currently, the CSC operates with a full-time Director, two part-time staff members, work-study students, and volunteers. The CSC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of local residents. Eventually, two other ministries were added: Needs Assistance (financial resources for rent/utilities) and Food Distribution.
In 2013, the CSC moved into the Wilmore UMC’s Clark Chapel basement on Main Street in Wilmore! This move helped the CSC become more visible within the community; and, therefore, do more! With the move to a larger space, the Thrift Shop was able to increase its inventory of available clothing and household items. Upon further growth, the CSC Food Pantry was moved to the basement of the Wilmore Presbyterian Church, providing more storage space for food and creating more space at the Thrift Shop for merchandise.
The mission of the Community Service Center of Wilmore-High Bridge, Inc. is to provide restorative social services in the Christian tradition of mercy and hope. We do this through community-based intervention strategies for persons and households experiencing economic distress in our service area (40390). This is accomplished through our Thrift Shop, Food Pantry, and Needs Assistance programs.