Address:3 W Boyce StManning, SC 29102Map & Directions
Services: Agency offers general support and assistance to low income individuals and families.
*prescription expense assistance
*rent payment assistance
*utility bill payment assistance(electric only)
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of Clarendon County
Documents To Bring: Call or walk-in
Address:4481 Leeds Pl WNorth Charleston, SC 29405Map & Directions
Services: Agency provides:
*prescription expense assistance
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-4:00PM
Eligibility: Residents of Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg Counties
Address:6209 Rivers AveCharleston, SC 29406Map & Directions
Services: Mens shelter is closed temporarily
Provides assistance with:
*household items for fire victims,
*The Benefit Bank site call for appointment,
*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
Address:1837 N Fraser StGeorgetown, SC 29440Map & Directions
Services: Agency provides:
*energy assistance, LIHEAP program to low income households
*head start for preschoolers
Hours: M-Th 8:30am-5:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of Georgetown county
Documents To Bring: call for appointment
Address:Authuan Maybanks DrGeorgetown, SC 29440Map & Directions
Services: Agency provides:
*disaster/emergency services volunteer opportunities
*donation drop off points
*rent and mortgage assistance
*thrift shop volunteer opportunities
*utility bill assistance
*After school Tues and Thurs, 3-5
*Church Sun 11 and 12 and Tues 6:30pm
Hours: M-Th 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of Georgetown or Williamsburg County
Documents To Bring: Call
Address:1813 Highmarket StGeorgetown, SC 29440Map & Directions
*prescription expense assistance,
*utility bill payment assistance.
Hours: M-Th 9:00am-2:00pm, F-Su 24 Hour Voicemail
Eligibility: Residents of Georgetown County.
Documents To Bring: Call or walk in.
Address:1069 King StCharleston, SC 29403Map & Directions
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:
*fire victims assistance
*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.)
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
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.
*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.
Address:35 Walnut StCharleston, SC 29403Map & Directions
*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.
Address:1684 Brownswood RoadJohns Island, SC 29455Map & Directions
Services: Outreach services for Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Island Residents ONLY offers:
*English as Second Language classes,
*GED prep 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
Address:820 Bowman Branch HwyBowman, SC 29018Map & 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: Residents of Bowman