Adams Run, SC
Rental Assistance

When you need money to pay your rent, utility bills or get through a difficult time, there are 19 utility payment and rental assistance programs in the Adams Run, South Carolina area.


Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

18 Miles Away

1684 Brownswood Rd.
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-4109

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Services:
Outreach services for Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Island Residents ONLY offers:
*after-school program,
*clothes closet,
*English as Second Language classes,
*food pantry,
*GED prep classes,
*parenting classes,
*prescription expense assistance (non-narcotic),
*summer camp available in July grades 2-5,
*utility assistance - water, electricity, sewer, heating fuel,
*Financial assistance may be available every year (12 months),

*The Benefit Bank Site..A Benefit Bank counselor can help clients see if they are eligible and apply for SNAP (food stamps), TANF, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance program, FAFSA, Voter Registration, and other benefits Call for appointment.

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-4:30pm Office, M-Th 10:00am-2:00pm Intake

Eligibility:
Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Island Residents ONLY

Documents To Bring:
Walk-ins 10:00am-2:00pm M-Th; no appointment necessary



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Lowcountry Community Action Agency

21 Miles Away

319 E Washington ST
Walterboro, SC 29488
(843) 549-5576

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Services:
Agency provides
*Low Income Heat And Energy Program (LIHEAP)
*prescription expense assistance
*rent payment assistance (with a court ordered eviction notice)
*utility bill payment assistance (Must be at least 30 days late or disconnected)
*weatherization program

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Eligibility:
Residents of Colleton and Hampton counties who meet income requirements

Documents To Bring:
Call or Walk In



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Salvation Army Service Unit - Dorchester County

21 Miles Away

131 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 851-2368

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Services:
Provides assistance with:
*clothing referrals,
*food,
*furniture for fire victims or those moving out of shelter into housing,
*rent (due now or due within 5 days or past due),
*utilities (due now or due within 5 days or past due, disconnect notice, be or already disconnected - does NOT help with deposits),

Call on the first of the month for financial assistance information; financial assistance is first come, first serve on a monthly basis and appointments go quickly.

Documentation of a significant decrease in one's income in the last 60 days is required (Examples: loss of job, decreased work hours, medical emergency with paid bill receipts, other recent paid bills such as car expenses, death, proof of a gap between lost job and unemployment, etc.).Client has to have some income (job, self employed, disability, etc.) to receive financial assistance.

Hours:
M-F 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Afternoon hours by appointment

Eligibility:
Dorchester County residents experiencing emergency causing financial hardship

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment or walk-in



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Tricounty Family Ministries Community Assistance Program

23 Miles Away

3349 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 793-4043

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Services:
Provides LIMITED assistance for eligible applicants with:
*emergency housing and life coaching through Families In Transition (FIT) Program - families facing homelessness. Call 747-1788 and leave message.
*financial counseling
*mortgage (must have foreclosure notice)
*rent (must have blue eviction notice - this is a legal eviction notice issued by a judge)
*The Benefit Bank Site. A Benefit Bank counselor can help clients see if they are eligible and apply for SNAP (food stamps), TANF, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance program, FAFSA, Voter Registration, and other benefits Call for appointment.
*utilities (must have shut off notice)

PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

Hours:
MWF arrive by 8:30am - first come, first serve basis with services begining at 9am.

Eligibility:
For rent, mortgage or utility bill assistance MUST:
*have shut off notice or blue eviction notice AND
*have 3 children under the age of 18 living in the home OR
*disabled senior citizens with at least two people in household.

Documents To Bring:
*Limited number of applications accepted MWF on a first come, first serve basis.
*Need picture ID and SS# for all household members



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Salvation Army Service Unit - Charleston County

23 Miles Away

4248 Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 747-5271

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Services:
Mens shelter is closed temporarily
Provides assistance with:
*clothing,
*food,
*household items for fire victims,
*The Benefit Bank site call for appointment,
*rent,
*utilities (past due or due in 5 days, does NOT help with deposits).

Call the first of the month for financial assistance information; financial assistance is first come, first serve on a monthly basis and appointments go quickly. Salvation Army has a limited number of appointments available for financial assistance each month. Must call for an appointment, no walk-ins for financial assistance accepted.

Must be able to show a documented significant decrease in one's income or some an emergency in the last 90 days is required (Examples: loss of job, decreased work hours, medical emergency with paid bill receipts, other recent paid bills such as car expenses, death, proof of a gap between lost job and unemployment, etc.)

Also, conducts programs for youth and adults that include after school program, summer day camp, summer camp, and church services.

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm office.

Eligibility:
Charleston County residents (see description information)

Documents To Bring:
Call to schedule appointment with case worker for utilities and rent assistance.
May walk in for food and clothing assistance.
Social security cards for all members of household for all new clients



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-- Wayne Dyer




Outreach Services

23 Miles Away

Charleston County Human Services
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 724-6760

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Services:
Charleston County Human Services, Outreach Program provides community assistance through several programs. Anyone applying for assistance must have matching name and address on ID and all documentation (ex. ID, social security card, bill, check stubs, SSA/SSI award letters) and proof of regular income.

GENERAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
The main office in Charleston can provide tricounty residents EMERGENCY assistance with:
*eyeglasses,
*fire victims assistance
*food vouchers,
*medical bills,
*prescriptions,
*rent - not rental deposits.
=CALL 724-6760 Mondays at 1:00pm (When you dial the extension, if the case manager is not available, you will be routed back to the main menu and must re-enter the extensions until someone answers. If you hang up, you may get a busy signal when calling back due to high volume calls.)
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HVAC REPAIR/AIR CONDITIONING:
Currently placing names for waiting list for the following services:

*1 window air conditioning unit
Call your respective county on the respective call-in dates for utility assistance.

*HVAC (central a/c) system repair or replacement
Call the main office at 724-6760, listen for prompts and leave a message on the HVAC voicemail


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UTILITY ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP):
Provides emergency assistance with utility bills including deposits to establish electric service Must call in on specific day and times to try to get an appointment Appointments will be taken until the appointment log is full. Unable to pay utility bills that are over 90 days old. Also will not pay return check fees.

=Berkeley and Dorchester branch offices CALL IN information is as follows:
*Berkeley County - every Monday at 8:00am, 761-6935
*Dorchester County - every Mondays at 8:00am, 875-1168 or 832-7053
*St. George - every Wednesdays at 8:30am, 563-9524 x305
(Note: branch office locations are not staffed daily and have no answering service.)

= Charleston County - call the main office at 724-6760 to schedule an appointment.

-(Limited crisis appointments available Monday - Thursday for Charleston county residents only.)

Hours:
M-F 8:00am-4:30pm. Must have an appointment.

Eligibility:
To determine eligibility the applicant must provide:
*Proof of emergency within past 30 days.

*social security cards for all members of the household,

*applicant must have photo ID with matching name and address on all documentation

*verification of employment (or unemployment) for all household members 18 years old and over. If an adult student, school photo ID is required,

*if unemployed, a benefits history of employment from employment commission,

*receipts of all utility bills for the past 30 days and a current itemized bill for the assistance is needed with the applicant's name.

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*Charleston county only CRISIS appointments:
- Scheduled Monday through Thursday usually booked within first 15-30 minutes of the day

- Must have proof of emergency, i.e. disconnection notice within the next 3-5 days

- Must be at least 60 years of age or older OR disabled OR have a child under 5

Documents To Bring:
See call-in information above.
*Appointments for financial assistance are limited. Be persistent as it may take time to get someone to answer an extension.

*To check the status of an existing case, contact Customer Service.
Representative at 724-6760 ext. 232.

*Cannot accept applications from individuals who have been charged for unauthorized usage or tampering.



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-- Guillaume Apollinaire




Crisis Ministries

23 Miles Away

573 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-9477

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Services:
Provides:
*utility and rent assistance for Veterans
*primary health care clinic : M, T, Th 8:30am-3:30pm for homeless,
*soup kitchen M-Sat 11:30am-12:30pm, Su 12:00pm-1:00pm,
*homeless shelter - men's shelter opens at 7:30pm and family center for women and children is open 24 hours. Fathers with children and married couples with children may stay at family center if room is available. Shelters provide breakfast and evening meals for residents. Every guest is assigned a case worker that helps form a plan to return to self-sufficiency with services that may include social work, mental health, medical clinic, legal services and substance abuse services.

*Christmas Dinner 11:30am-12:30pm Christmas Day.
*warming shelter during the day if it is 40 degrees or below.

Hours:
Office M-Th 8:30am-5:00pm, F 8:30am-1:00pm, Program hours listed in description

Eligibility:
*For rent and utility assistance must be a Veteran.



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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Charleston

28 Miles Away

Naval Weapons Station, Bldg. 717
Goose Creek, SC 29445
(843) 764-7662

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Services:
CAREFULLY READ ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION.

Provides interest-free loans, grants or a combination of the two for emergency transportation, funerals expenses, medical/dental needs, food, rent and utilities for military personnel, their immediate family members who have ID and military 20 (or more) year retirees Provides assistance for most emergency needs

*POTENTIAL CLIENTS MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE MILITARY ID.

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-3:30pm

Eligibility:
Covers Sailors, Marines, and Army currently on active duty and their immediate families ONLY. Also retirees with 20 or more years of active military service and widows of eligible service members and retirees.

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment. Must have an ACTIVE Military ID and a current TB test.



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Military One Source

28 Miles Away

1800 F St., NW
Goose Creek, SC
342-9647

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Services:
Military OneSource is a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, toll-free information and referral telephone service available worldwide to active duty, Reserve, and National Guard military members and their families; and to deployed civilians and their families.

Military OneSource provides information ranging from everyday concerns to deployment-related issues.
Also, if there is a need for face-to-face counseling, Military OneSource can provide a referral for six sessions per issue to professional civilian counselors at no cost to the service member or family member (please note in-person counseling is only available in the United States and Puerto Rico). Overseas, Military OneSource can help access the existing services provided through the Medical Treatment Facilities.

In addition, Military OneSource offers a Web site at www.militaryonesource.com for information on a variety of topics and issues. Users may also use the Web site to order educational materials (booklets, CDs, etc.) at no charge and access consultants on-line on a 24/7 basis.

Hours:
24 hours a day

Eligibility:
Active duty, Reserve, and National Guard military members and their families; and to deployed civilians and their families.

Documents To Bring:
Call or visit website



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Franciscan Center

28 Miles Away

85 Mattis RD
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
(843) 838-3924

Services:
Agency provides:
*food,
*emergency financial assistance for utility bill,
*prescriptions,
*eye glasses,
*clothing,
*home repair,
Will help with immigration status problems.
Provides family literacy and English as second language classes.

Hours:
M-Th 10:00am-3:00pm; F 10:00am-12:00pm

Documents To Bring:
Call



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