The BABCOCK CENTER is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people with lifelong disabilities to enjoy life by promoting abilities and respecting choice. The agency provides residential,
day and vocational supports to over 800 individuals in Richland and Lexington counties. Their vision is to cultivate an inclusive community free of barriers for people with lifelong disabilities. To this end, the agency works in partnership with community leaders to promote dignity and respect for people with disabilities, invite community participation and engage community members to share in and support their mission and vision.
The FIVE POINTS ASSOCIATION, incorporated since 1983, is a non-profit organization whose principle task is ensuring that Five Points stays an integral and important part of the city of Columbia. The Association has accomplished and endured many major infrastructure, development and beautification projects over the years. Not only is the Five Points Association concerned with the aesthetics of Five Points, but also the merchants, the patrons, and the residents. On average, the Five Points Association boasts more than 100 members each year. Merchants in the area stay involved in the annual events and charity functions as well as contribute to an overall sense of unification and camaraderie.
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