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
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of Barnwell County
Documents To Bring: Call
Address:394 Brookdale DrOrangeburg, SC 29115Map & Directions
*Community Service Block Grant (CSBG, clothing, food)
*HIV prevention education through youth peer educators
*HIV testing (free and confidential, no needles)
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP, heating and cooling assistance and repair, fans)
*transportation for schools and community groups on 40-passenger bus
*Workforce Investment Act (WIA) job training
Eligibility: Allendale, Bamberg, Calhoun, and Orangeburg County residents
Address:604 Park Ave SEAiken, SC 29801Map & Directions
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:820 Bowman Branch HwyBowman, SC 29018Map & Directions
Eligibility: Residents of Bowman
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: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.
Address:3220 Two Notch RdColumbia, SC 29204Map & Directions
Services: Agency offers emergency assistance to people in crisis
The Homeless Prevention (HPRP) Program offers prevention:
*rental assistance ( with and eviction notice and has to have income)
The HPRP Re- Housing:
*security & utility deposits
*moving cost assistance
Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Eviction notice, income verification and social security card and household expenses
Documents To Bring: Application completed by staff person. HPRP referrals should be written by agency making referral (letterhead if possible)