Welcome to Our Daily Rest

Our Daily Rest is Oconee County’s only homeless shelter. It opened in 2009 and has served over 400 people in the first two years. This is not a drop-in overnight shelter, but rather a program that helps people change their lives and transition to successful, independent living.

Our Daily Rest is community supported and dependent on the contributions of individuals, churches, organizations and businesses to provide funds for daily operations and mortgage retirement.

Make an investment in our community by supporting Our Daily Rest. Contributing to Our Daily Rest is a deeply personal connection—one person to another—that comes when you give a helping hand to a person, a child, or a family.

Transition to Success: How Our Daily Rest Changes Lives

This 6 minute video provides an overview of Our Daily Rest and shares the perspective of people who have received help from this program. Take a moment to learn how your contribution can change lives and help the homeless Transition to Success.

In Loving Memory

As many of you may know, Our Daily Rest has lost one of our best angels, John Catlin, a founding board member.  He and his lovely wife, Booty, worked tirelessly to make the dream of a homeless shelter in Oconee County a reality.  Although he retired from our Board of Directors over a year ago, they both remained loyal supporters of Our Daily Rest. John Catlin was what some people would say is rare thing in today’s world; a truly good man. We will miss his heart and his sense of humor. We all extend our deepest sympathy to Booty and the rest of the Catlin family.  


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The Match has been extended!

Make your donation count twice: Through December 31, 2014, all contributions to The Match campaign, up to $250,000, will be matched by a generous anonymous donor. The Match funds will be used for the retirement of the mortgage principle.


Our Daily Rest
P.O. Box 1246
Seneca, SC 29679 
525 East Main St.
Seneca, SC 29678


Client-Annie.jpgAnnette's Transition to Success

Annette and her young son came to Our Daily Rest out of an abusive marriage. She already had a job, two in fact, but with past debts and the health issues of her son, she couldn't make rent payments. With counseling and encouragement, Our Daily Rest gave Annette the transition time she needed to clear the debts, build up a savings account and make arrangements for her and her son to live on their own.
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FACT: 40% of the clients at Our Daily Rest are women with small children.




John's Transition to Success:

John was a successful builder most of his working life, until a series of circumstances, coupled withClient-Jhon.jpg the decline in home building, led to John being out of work. When his resources were exhausted, and there was no relief in site, John came to Our Daily Rest for housing and assistance to put his life back together.

Through counseling and encouragement, John sorted out his financial situation, found a good job and is once again a contributing member of our community. He has his own apartment and is financially stable. John says he never ever expected to be homeless, but sometimes life can be overwhelming. We all need a helping hand and Our Daily Rest was a turning point for John.
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