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About Us

Dress for Success Charleston County (DFSCC) was incorporated in 2003, as the first Dress For Success affiliate in the State of South Carolina. Our staff consists of volunteers. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to not only provide women with appropriate clothing for job interviews, but to also provide a stable, caring, supportive environment where women can receive the support they need to achieve self-defined success. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, a network of support and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Our Impact

Since our inception, we’ve suited over 4000 women from the Tri-County area in spite of temporarily suspending our services due to restructuring from 2009 to 2011. 


Served in the tri-county since 2003


Received professional attire


Maintained employment 90+ days


Attended a vocational institution

Every time a woman gains confidence and achieves financial independence through her career, it creates new potential for her children’s future too. 

Our Programs

Our programs and services are grounded in providing the essential knowledge, tools, skills, and resources required to empower women to get a job, keep a job, advance their careers, and cultivate professional and civic leadership roles.


We want every woman to feel her best while searching for a job and in the first few weeks of her new employment experience. Once a client completes an employability program, she is referred to Dress for Success Charleston by one of our referral agencies to obtain professional attire.

Beyond the Suit

We all know that having the appropriate attire to attend a job interview or to maintain a new job is the first step towards self – sufficiency. It takes more than wearing the appropriate attire to work to be successful in the workplace.

All of our services are free for our clients courtesy various financial donations, clothing donations and corporate partnerships.

What Our Clients Think

  • Dress for Success Charleston County helped me by providing  professional and stylish attire to look for employment 3 years ago. I was able to secure a better job and feel confident in my ability to fit into the culture of my new position.

    Raynique Syas

    Nonprofit Professional
    Charleston, SC
  • Life has brought on many challenges and one of these challenges was self-confidence. Being introduced to Dress for Success Charleston County suiting and career development services has made my life better and boosted my self-confidence.

    Marla Truell

    Relief Counselor
    North Charleston, SC
  • Dress for Success helped me secure a job in the medical field by assisting me with tuition to obtain my Medical Assistant Certification and with uniforms to secure my new position. It’s been a pleasure to have been apart of this program that made a huge impact in my career.

    Nicole Ferguson

    Medical Assistant
    Charleston, SC
  • Dress for Success Charleston is a vital part of this community. As a college student, I needed a suit to pass one of my undergraduate classes at Johnson and Wales and with the support of Dress for Success Charleston I passed the class and have aspired to make an impact in my community.

    Germaine Jenkins

    Chief Farm Officer
    Fresh Future Farm Inc.