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Wateree Community Actions Inc

Address:
117 Henry St
Eastover, SC 29044

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 353-3150

Website:
http://www.watereecommunityaction.com

Services:
Agency offers employment training, utility assistance, weatherization and home improvements.
one-time emergency financial assistance for obtaining food. (food drive once a year) and rent assistance.

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

Eligibility:
Income Verification, Proof of Emergency, and Social Security Card and bill

Documents To Bring:
Bring picture ID, Social Security Card, for alll family mebers in the household ,verification of income for the past 30 days. Appointments are recommended. After the Screening process (walk-in's are accepted, only if lights are turned off.


Salvation Army

Address:
16 Kendrick St
Sumter, SC 29150

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 775-9336

Website:
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

Services:
Provides
*clothes closet
*drug rehabilitation
*firewood
*furniture
*mortgage assistance
*prescription expense assistance
*rental assistance
*utilities assistance

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Eligibility:
Residents or Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties

Documents To Bring:
Call on Monday morning


When I hear somebody sigh that "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?".

-- Sydney Harris

Darlington County Community Action Agency

Address:
904 S 4th St
Hartsville, SC 29550

Map & Directions

(30 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(843) 332-1135

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

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 (including water and gas bills, must be at least 30 days late or disconnected)
*weatherization program

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

Eligibility:
Residents of Darlington County who meet income requirements

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment


Fairfield County JTPA

Address:
101 N Congress St
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Map & Directions

(31 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 635-2812

Website:
http://www.fairfieldsc.com

Services:
Agency offers

*educational assistance
*job finding assistance
*mortgage
*rent payment assistance
*utilities

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Eligibility:
long-term welfare recipients, non-custodial parents and some individuals meeting low income guidelines.

Documents To Bring:
Walk-in or by appointment; bring proof of income, picture ID, SS card, proof of residence


Good Samaritan House

Address:
205 S Congress St
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Map & Directions

(31 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 635-6986

Services:
Agency offers temporary shelter, meals, and referrals to individuals and families. Also offers space for food bank and domestic violence programs, teen programs, rape crisis intervention program, financial assistance for low income, including rent and all utilities.
Provides:
*clothing
*homeless shelter
*utility bill payment assistance
*emergency food box
*USDA food program

Volunteers will perform maintenance, clerical duties, answer phones, and do intakes.

Hours:
M-F 8:00am-4:00pm; Shelter is available 24/7

Eligibility:
Residents of Fairfield County

Documents To Bring:
Applications, walk ins, referrals


Carolina Community Actions

Address:
101 N Congress St
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Map & Directions

(31 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 635-3606

Website:
http://www.ccainc.org

Services:
Provides
*job training
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
*minor home repairs for LIHEAP
*prescriptions assistance
*rent assistance
*weatherization
*Workforce Investment Act (WIA) welfare to work program

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Eligibility:
Fairfield County residents

Documents To Bring:
Call for Appointment


Wateree Community Services Office

Address:
3220 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29204

Map & Directions

(32 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 786-4250

Website:
http://www.watereecommunityaction.org

Services:
Agency offers emergency assistance to people in crisis
Provides
*rent assistance
*prescription
*utility assistance
*weatherization
The Homeless Prevention (HPRP) Program offers prevention:
*Landlord
*rental assistance ( with and eviction notice and has to have income)
*utilities assistance
*case management
The HPRP Re- Housing:
*hotel vouchers
*security & utility deposits
*moving cost assistance
*case management

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)


The Salvation Army

Address:
3024 Farrow Rd
Columbia, SC 29203

Map & Directions

(32 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 765-0260

Website:
http://www.DoingTheMostGood.org

Services:
Provides
*crisis assistance
*clothing
*firewood
*furniture
*medicine
*propane
*rent/mortgage assistance (EVICTIONS ONLY IF THEY HAVE FUNDS)
*utilities assistance
*water bill
*rental assistance
Re-Housing
*rent and utilities deposit if meets criteria
*housing search and placement
* SOUP KITCHEN (Lutherns Church)
*travelers Assistance Program

CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
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IMPORTANT: NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED IN FAIRGROUND BUILDINGS DURING REGISTRATION OR DISTRIBUTION WEEK Do not bring your children to the Fairgrounds and leave them in your car Please make arrangements for someone to care for your children elsewhere while you are applying for Christmas Assistance.

Door will open at 9:00am
Door will close at 3:00pm except Thursday when door closes at 6:30pm
All people seated inside will be served after door closes Chairs will be set up and everyone will come in orderly fashion and sit down Please understand that if you don

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

Eligibility:
Residents Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Fairfield and Kershaw Counties

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointments


If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a fact, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.

-- Wayne Dyer

Hope In Lancaster Inc

Address:
2008 Pageland Hwy
Lancaster, SC 29720

Map & Directions

(35 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 286-4673

Website:
http://hopeinlancaster.org

Services:
Hope provides short-term emergency assistance to Lancaster County residents is crisis. Our assistance includes food, utility bills, rent and mortgage payments.

Hours:
M-F 8:30-5:00pm Admin hours; stop rendering services after 11:30am

Eligibility:
Residents of Lancaster that are in short-term emergency situations

Documents To Bring:
Walk in


God's Helping Hands

Address:
919 Holland Ave
Cayce, SC 29033

Map & Directions

(35 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 791-4167

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


There is always a way to go if you look for it.

-- Ernest A. Fitzgerald

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