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Upstate Family Resource Center

Address:
1850 Old Furnace Rd
Boiling Springs, SC 29316

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 578-1379

Website:
http://www.upstatefrc.org

Services:
Agency offers:
*GED classes,
*Food and financial assistance (utilities and rent-if funds allow),
*Counseling,
*Support for teen mothers,
*English classes for speakers of other languages, and a
*Family Solutions Program.

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

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


Total Ministries

Address:
976 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 585-9167

Website:
http://www.totalministries.org

Services:
Total Ministries helps with
*clothing,
*food,
*life-sustaining prescriptions,
*obtaining identification papers to start work or find social services assistance (birth certificate, social security card, and picture i.d.),
*rent or mortgages,
*traveler's aid for stranded travelers, and
*utilities water and electric (no deposits).

Hours:
M-Th 9:00am-12:30pm

Eligibility:
Residents of Spartanburg

Documents To Bring:
Call. Bring picture ID and SS card (help getting ID is available).


In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.

-- John Churton Collins

The Salvation Army

Address:
1529 John B White Sr Blvd
Spartanburg, SC 29301

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 576-6670

Website:
http://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/spartanburg

Services:
Emergency financial assistance with
*food
*rent or mortgage( water)
*utilities
*vouchers for clothing
*furniture (for burn outs)
*transportation
*some prescription medications
*personal counseling
*spiritual guidance
*thrift store

Hours:
M-Th 9:00am-11:30am-1:00pm-4:00pm; F 9:00am-12:00pm

Eligibility:
Spartanburg County residents with a shut off or eviction notice and reason for need

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment. ID SS for everyone in the household


Piedmont Community Action

Address:
300 S Daniel Morgan Ave
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 585-8183

Website:
http://www.pcasp.org/

Services:
PCASP provides
*basic computer training,
*case management,
*emergency financial assistance,
*employment training,
*energy assistance/ LIHEAP/ weatherization,
*Head Start program,
*life skills training,
*rent and mortgage payment assistance,
*senior low-income housing complexes (Georgia Manor Apartments in Woodruff, Poinsett House Apartments for Seniors in Greenville, and Pleasant Meadows Apartments in Inman), and
*youth leadership program.

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

Eligibility:
Cherokee and Spartanburg County residents with low income. For Head Start, children ages 3-4. For senior housing, seniors ages 62+.

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in with picture ID, proof of income, and Social Security card.


Greater Spartanburg Ministries

Address:
680 Asheville Hwy
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 585-9371

Website:
http://www.greaterspartanburgministries.org/

Services:
Their mission is to be the : "benevolence arm of the church" in Spartanburg County, providing emergency assistance to the poor and those in crisis situations. Their current ministry offerings are Food, Clothing,Rent/Mortgage,/Utilities,Chaplaincyservices to County prisons, and rehabilitation for "at-risk" juveniles.

1. Their 3200 sq. ft. Outreach Center houses a large food pantry, and provides the Hub location for other forms of emergency assistance. During 2005, the Outreach Center assisted 1,860 families, representing 4,634 individuals at a value of $153,213.67 2. Their 6000 sq. ft. Resale Store, called "The Market Place", is designed to provide equitable and affordable shopping opportunities for the poor. The inventory is fully donated and priced at a low discount. They also have a truck pickup/delivery service for donations and purchases. Revenue over expenses support their other ministries. 3. Their store inventory (clothes, furniture, bedding, housewares, etc., allows us to work with the local Fire authorities to refurnish homes for Fire victims at no cost to the victim.


Operation Hope Inc

Address:
206 E Rutherford St
Landrum, SC 29356

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 457-2812

Services:
Agency provides:
*clothing assistance
*crisis counseling
*food pantry
*limited emergency financial assistance for medications and utilities
*thrift store

Hours:
M-F 10:00am-2:00pm Food & Clothing , M-F 10:00am-4:00pm Store

Eligibility:
Campobello, Gowensville, and Landrum residents in Spartanburg County

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in


People Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.

-- Henry S. Haskins

Greer Relief & Resources Agency, Inc.

Address:
202 Victoria St
Greer, SC 29651

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 848-5355

Website:
http://www.greerrelief.org

Services:
Agency provides short-term emergency assistance which is limited help, not maintenance
*Case management: If staff determines that short-term emergency case management and counseling is needed, these services will be provided on a limited basis
*Food pantry available for short-term, emergency food products
*Food voucher may be given to those who qualify to receive food from a local merchant
*Prescription expense assistance: Clients who are in need of prescription medication may qualify for partial assistance
*Referrals: The Agency may refer clients to other appropriate agencies which offer long-term case management and counseling services
*Rent/mortgage assistance: Clients who have received an eviction notice may qualify for partial assistance with rent/mortgage payments
*The Benefit Bank (TBB) benefits screening
*Utility bill payment assistance: Clients who have received a disconnection notice may qualify for partial assistance with utility bills.

Hours:
M-F 8:30am-5:00pm; walk in M-F 9:00am-11:00am; MTuThF 1:30pm-4:00pm.

Eligibility:
Must be a resident of Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman, or Wellford areas.

Documents To Bring:
Walk in to complete application and interview; bring identification such as picture ID, proof of current address (if not on the ID), documentation of family income, DSS printout (if applicable), and a copy of the most recent bill for utility assistance or Landlord Letter for rent/mortgage assistance.


St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

Address:
2252 Woodruff Rd
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 288-4884

Website:
http://www.smmcc.org

Services:
Agency provides
*financial assistance to those in need with funds derived from contributions,
*food pantry,
*utility assistance

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church has a ministry of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, offering service to anyone in need Not all services are available in all Society locations.

Hours:
M 9:30am-11:30am

Eligibility:
Residents of Greenville County; help available only once every 6 months.

Documents To Bring:
Appointment only by phone; bring copy of bill, household income and expenses, original picture ID, and Social Security cards for all persons in household.


St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

Address:
8 Gillin Dr
Simpsonville, SC 29680

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 263-3445

Website:
http://www.steaseton.org

Services:
Agency provides
*financial assistance to those in need with funds derived from contributions

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church has an office of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, offering service to anyone in need Not all services are available in all Society locations.

Hours:
1st and 3rd Tu 9:00am-10:30am

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in; bring copy of bill, original picture ID, and Social Security cards for all persons in household.


Emergency Relief at the Center for Community Services

Address:
1102 Howard Drive
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 688-2233

Website:
http://www.centerforcommunityservices.com

Services:
Agency helps families who are experiencing a financial emergency Assists with the family's essential needs:
**food pantry,
**life-sustaining medications/prescriptions,
**referrals to health, education, and counseling services,
**rent,
**utilities
To apply for assistance, clients must bring:
*current bill and/or rental information (landlord name and telephone number),
*picture ID,
*proof of income,
*Social Security card for themselves and each member of their immediate family.

Hours:
MTuThF 9:00am-11:30am, W 1:00pm-3:30pm

Eligibility:
Residents of Southern Greenville County (South of I-85) or Northern Laurens County (North of Hwy. 101).

Documents To Bring:
Call; walk in for personal interview; clients must bring a picture ID, proof of income, Social Security card for themselves and each member of their immediate family, and the current bill and/or rental information (landlord name and telephone number).


I wanted to be scared again... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged.

-- Connie Chung

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