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Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Address:
1684 Brownswood Road
Johns Island, SC 29455

Map & Directions

(17 Miles Away - Go to: Johns Island, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 559-4109

Website:
http://www.olmoutreach.org

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

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

-- George E. Woodberry

Lowcountry Community Actn Agency

Address:
319 E Washington St
Walterboro, SC 29488

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away - Go to: Walterboro, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 549-5576

Website:
http://www.lowcountrycaa.org

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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South Carolina Electric & Gas

Address:
4481 Leeds Pl W
North Charleston, SC 29405

Map & Directions

(24 Miles Away - Go to: North Charleston, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(803) 534-6805

Website:
http://www.salvationarmy.org

Services:
Agency provides:
*food pantries
*prescription expense assistance
*rent assistance
*utility assistance

Hours:
M-Th 9:00AM-4:00PM

Eligibility:
Residents of Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg Counties

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk-in

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.

-- Nathaniel Emmons

The Salvation Army Family Store

Address:
6209 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Map & Directions

(24 Miles Away - Go to: North Charleston, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 747-5271

Website:
http://www.salvationarmy.org

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

Charleston County Human Services

Address:
1069 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away - Go to: Charleston, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 724-6760

Website:
http://www.cchscom.com/

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.

Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.

-- Frank Tyger

One80 Place

Address:
35 Walnut St
Charleston, SC 29403

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away - Go to: Charleston, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 723-9477

Website:
http://www.charlestonhomeless.org

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.

Salvation Army

Address:
2505 North St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away - Go to: Beaufort, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 524-3727

Website:
http://www.salvationarmy.org

Services:
Provides
*camping experience
*food pantry
*prescription expense assistance
*rent assistance
*thrift stores - Beaufort 524-5206 and Bluffton 815-3835
*utility assistance

Also, provides help for Christmas through Operation Holiday Heroes (for Beaufort and Jasper counties, applications will be accepted Nov 8-11 M-W from 9:00am-4:00pm and Th from 9:00am-11:00am.

10/27 spoke with ms. gail email: gail_loawton@uss.salvationarmy.org

Hours:
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Eligibility:
Financial assistance requires referral by DSS proof of income, picture ID and all bills

Documents To Bring:
Call

Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out.

-- Sir Girad

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society

Address:
286 Panama St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away - Go to: Beaufort, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 228-3512

Website:
http://www.nmcrs.org

Services:
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Emergency financial assistance, food assistance, layettes for newborns, needs for marine and navy personnel.

Hours:
M-F 8:30am-3:30pm

Eligibility:
Active duty military, retirees and their dependents

Documents To Bring:
Call, walk-in or appointment

Help of Beaufort

Address:
2 Ice House Rd
Beaufort, SC 29906

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away - Go to: Beaufort, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 524-1223

Website:
http://www.helpofbeaufort.org/

Services:
Agency provides emergency Assistance with limited financial resources;
*clothing
*food
*prescription
*rent
*utilities

Hours:
9:30am-12:30pm
After 12:30pm phone is a fax number or leave a message.

Eligibility:
Must be referred by Department of Social Services except for clothing.

Documents To Bring:
Call

To find yourself, think for yourself.

-- Socrates

Beaufort Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission

Address:
1905 Duke St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away - Go to: Beaufort, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 255-7220

Website:
http://www.govoepp.state.sc.us/oeo/caa.htm

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

Hours:
M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Eligibility:
Residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties who meet income requirements

Documents To Bring:
Call

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