Address:604 Park Ave SEAiken, SC 29801Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
Services: **CLIENTS MUST CALL FOR APPOINTMENTS TO APPLY FOR ANY ASSISTANCE.**
*Angel Tree Program (Christmas assistance, apply in mid-October [Tu, Oct 9th- F, Oct 12th, 9am-noon & 1pm-6pm at the Boys and Girls Club, 640 Laurens St]. Bring picture ID, proof of income and expenses, and birth certificates or medicaid cards. You may call for make-up days after the 12th.),
*burned-out victim assistance (home fire report required for food, clothing, and furniture),
*food pantry (with referral only),
*mortgage payment assistance (when funds available),
*prescription expense assistance (antibiotic ONLY),
*rent payment assistance (when funds available),
*Senior Center for adults 55 and older W 11:00am-12:00 noon,
*Community Thanksgiving Dinner the Tuesday before,
*Toys for Tots Christmas gifts (Apply in person Oct. 12-15 Tu-F 9:00am-6:00pm, closed 12:00 noon-1:00pm, or Oct. 16 Sa 9:00am-12:00 noon. BRING intake documents listed below.),
*utility bill payment assistance (electricity and gas, NO PROPANE, when funds available).
Hours: M-F 10:00am-3:00pm by appointment. Senior Center W 11:00am-12:00 noon. Christmas Applications taken in mid-October [Tu, Oct 9th- F, Oct 12th, 9am-noon & 1pm-6pm at the Boys and Girls Club, 640 Laurens St].
Eligibility: Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell County residents EXCEPT North Augusta, Bath, Beech Island, Clearwater, North Augusta, residents. For Christmas, children ages 0-12.
Documents To Bring: Call for appointment bring ID for everyone in household (driver's license, birth certificate, or Medicaid card), proof of income for everyone, and bills/ receipts of all regular household expenses.
Address:2443 Augusta RdGloverville, SC 29828Map & Directions
Services: Center provides
*Brown Bag Food Program (senior adults ages 60+),
*Christmas assistance for children's gifts (must NOT be registered with other Christmas programs),
*English as a Second Language classes (Curso de Ingles),
*prescription drug assistance, and
*utility bill payment assistance (water, gas, electric, and propane).
Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm by phone, leave a message. Call for specific program hours.
Eligibility: Horse Creek Valley residents who live in School District Area 3 (Midland Valley Highl, LBC Middle, Leavelle-McCampbell Middle, Byrd Elementary, Clearwater Elementary, Gloverville Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Warrenville Elementary)
Documents To Bring: Call for an appointment. Clients will be helped sooner if they have an appointment.
Address:646 E Buena Vista AveNorth Augusta, SC 29841Map & Directions
Services: Agency provides
*diapers on a case-by-case basis,
*prescription expense assistance for newly-prescribed medicines (no narcotics),
*thrift store, and
*utility bill payment assistance (ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS for overdue water, electricity, and gas for heating bills).
Hours: Office WThF 9:30am-2:00pm,
Thrift Store WThFSa 9:30am-2:00pm
Eligibility: North Augusta and Belvedere residents (Aiken County School District Area 2) served ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS for utilities
Documents To Bring: Call or walk in with photo ID, proof of home address (within the Area 2 school district), Social Security cards for all in household, and proof of income, plus the bills for which help is requested.
Address:1369 Interstate PkwyAugusta, GA 30909Map & Directions
Services: For women undergoing cancer treatment, the Lydia Project provides
*totes (purses, bags filled with helpful items), and
Hours: M-F 9:00am-3:00pm
Eligibility: Women currently undergoing cancer treatment
Documents To Bring: Call. Have doctor's statement showing current cancer treatment.
Address:21 Star RdEdgefield, SC 29824Map & Directions
Services: Program provides
*Community Food and Nutrition Project (nutrition information),
*Direct Energy Assistance Project (power and fuel vouchers, emergency utility bill payment),
*General Emergency Assistance Program (GEAP, Shelter, medicine/ prescription expense assistance, heater repairs, and cooling devices when medically necessary),
*LIHEAP Heating Project (heating vouchers provided for low-income persons in emergency heating situations brought on by job layoffs, plant closings and severe weather conditions),
*mortgage foreclosure assistance,
*rent payment assistance emergencies,
*ROMA Case Management Counseling (education, health, nutrition, and budget counseling),
*Rural Emergency Housing Assistance Project (RE-HAP, places homeless individuals in a stable living environment), and
*Youth Leadership Program (learning skills and character building for 9-12th grade students).
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
Eligibility: Edgefield County residents with low income
Documents To Bring: Call.
Address:300 Gray StEdgefield, SC 29824Map & Directions
Services: Agency provides
*emergency medical bill or expense payment,
*emergency housing costs (rent up to $150 if person able to pay the remainder, mortgage payment assistance),
*household goods, and
*utility bill payment assistance.
Hours: TuSa 9:00am-12:00 noon
Eligibility: Edgefield County residents
Documents To Bring: If light bill, gas, or rent assistance is needed, go to Town Hall and fill out an ECCHO application--attach bill to the application. Bring picture ID, proof of residence (bill), bill needing payment, eviction notice if requesting housing assistance, or utility cut off notice if requesting utility bill payment. Referrals are accepted but not required from County churches, DSS, GLEAMS, and the American Red Cross.
Address:216 Litchfield StBarnwell, SC 29812Map & Directions
Services: Agency provide emergency assistance to people in crisis; address the causes of poverty through programs that fight unemployment, inadequate housing, poor nutrition and lack of educational opportunity.
*employment training referrals
Eligibility: Residents of Barnwell County
Documents To Bring: Call
Address:1800 Chapin RdChapin, SC 29036Map & Directions
Services: Provides interdenominational assistance to individuals and families in crisis.
Emergency Assistance with:
*utility assistance (water, gas, electric, propane)
*gas vouchers for verified medical appointments
Hours: MW 9:00am-12:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of zipcodes 29126, 29036, 29122 and 29177 only on Mondays and 29075 and 29127 only on Wednesdays. Individuals and families in need
Documents To Bring: Picture ID, current bills/receipts, income verification
Address:919 Holland AveCayce, SC 29033Map & Directions
Services: Provides emergency assistance to individuals and families in crisis. Program focus is on the provision of food, clothing, rent, medicine, and utility and medication assistance.
Hours: M-F 9:00am-12:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of Cayce, West Columbia, and Springdale
Documents To Bring: Clients who are under the age of 65 and have received previous assistance from God's Helping Hand are required to furnish a picture ID and referral from DSS of Lexington County
Address:650 Knox Abbott Dr # BCayce, SC 29033Map & Directions
Services: Human service and advocacy organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 that provide emergency assistance to people in crisis; address the causes of poverty through programs that fight unemployment, inadequate housing, poor nutrition and lack of educational opportunity;
*homelessness prevention programs.
*weatherization and energy assistance programs,
Eligibility: Residents of Lexington County with low income.