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Clemson Community Care

Address:
105 Anderson Hwy
Clemson, SC 29631

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(864) 653-4460

Website:
http://clemsoncommunitycare.org

Services:
CCC provides
*food pantry,
*food stamps application assistance,
*free mortgage assistance clinic,
*home repairs assistance,
*homeless emergency support,
*mortgage and rent payment assistance (bring eviction notice),
*school supplies (School Success),
*Secret Santa Christmas program for current clients [Saturday December 1, 2012 at 9:30am; call for location details], and
*utility bill payment assistance (heat, cooling, power, water; bring disconnect notice).

Hours:
M-Th 9:00am-1:00pm, Walk-ins accepted M-Th 9:00am-10:00am

Eligibility:
Clemson, Central, and Pendleton residents with emergency situation

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment or arrive BEFORE 10:00am. Bring proof of residence, Social Security cards for all household members, proof of income for people ages 18+, and eviction or disconnect notice/ bill needing payment.


Share Community Services

Address:
708 E Main St
Seneca, SC 29678

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 882-3495

Website:
http://www.sharesc.org

Services:
SHARE Oconee provides
*case management;
*eviction prevention (rent/mortgage payment assistance);
*financial counseling and budget instruction;
*LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program):
October 1 - April 30, heating assistance for primary heating source of coal, electricity, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas, propane gas, or wood; May 15 - September 30, cooling assistance including air conditioners, electric bills, and fans for seniors;
*Operation Warmth (heating fuel and/or kerosene);
*utility bill payment assistance; and
*weatherization program.
**NOTE: Appliances was added to taxonomy strictly for the COOLING assistance.**

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

Eligibility:
Oconee County residents with low or no income.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment (REQUIRED).


Most of life is choices, and the rest is pure dumb luck.

-- Marian Erickson

Oconee AID Association

Address:
105 Harrison Ave
Walhalla, SC 29691

Map & Directions

(14 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 638-6963

Services:
Oconee AID provides
*Christmas toys for children ages 0-12 (apply 2 days ONLY;[STILL TO BE DETERMINED FOR 2012]. Must bring social security cards for all in household, picture ID FROM OCONEE COUNTY, and proof of income to apply.),
*clothing (ONCE a month),
*emergency medical expense assistance (doctor visit, dental care/dentist visit [begining of year] up to $50 AFTER the visit),
*food pantry (not for food stamps/SNAP recipients),
*household items for burned-out families (house fire survivors with Red Cross voucher),
*medical equipment loans walker, cruches, (limited availability),
*mortgage payment assistance,
*prescription expense assistance (up to $50 for life-sustaining medications ONLY, no narcotics or controlled substances),
*rent payment assistance, and
*utility bill payment assistance (electric bill, heating bill, or water bill).

Hours:
MWTh 9:00am-2:00pm, 9:00am-1:00pm for bill assistance. For clothing, arrive by 1:30pm at the latest. For financial aid, arrive by 9:00am--NO EXCEPTIONS, first come, first served.

Eligibility:
Oconee County residents for 30+ days with picture ID. For bill payment, bill must be overdue.

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in with REQUIRED picture ID. For Financial Aid, CALL to ask what documents to bring.


Share

Address:
1704 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC 29621

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 224-7028

Website:
http://www.sharesc.org

Services:
SHARE Anderson provides
*case management,
*Head Start,
*LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): October 1-April 30, heating assistance for primary heating source of coal, electricity, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas, propane gas, or wood; May 15-September 30, cooling assistance including air conditioners, electric bills, and fans for seniors,
*rent assistance,
*transitional housing for the homeless (Dorothy B. Mims Place),
*utility bill payment assistance,
*utility deposit assistance,
*Weatherization, and
*Applications for Youth Leadership job training and placement program for Young Adults ages 18 (through Celmson Community Care)
.

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

Eligibility:
People with low income

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in. Bring all household SS numbers, bills, and proof of income for past 30 days.


There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.

-- Ruth Ross

Salvation Army Store

Address:
112 906
Anderson, SC 29624

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 225-7381

Website:
http://www.salvationarmyanderson.org

Services:
Anderson Salvation Army provides
*clothing,
*fans, electric blankets, and heaters,
*food,
*homeless shelter,
*household items for fire survivors and natural disaster survivors (Red Cross referral, police/ fire report, and picture IDs REQUIRED),
*household items for domestic abuse survivors (police report and ID REQUIRED), and
*utility bill assistance (electric and gas bills with cut-off notice).

Hours:
Call for appointment for all services other than food bank. Open M-F 8:00am-12:00 noon. Shelter check-in 4:00pm-10:00pm.

Eligibility:
People in need. For house fire and natural disaster survivors needing household items, Red Cross referral is REQUIRED.

Documents To Bring:
For financial help, bring disconnection notice, picture ID, SS card for everyone in the family, proof of income, and a list of all expenses. For shelter, bring picture ID and Social Security card. For household items, bring police/ fire report and picture ID.


Anderson Interfaith Ministry

Address:
1202 S Murray Ave
Anderson, SC 29624

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 226-2273

Website:
http://www.aimcharity.org

Services:
AIM provides
*Back to School: school supplies for
elementary and middle school students in all five Anderson school districts;
*Benefit Bank screening: SNAP Outreach, Income Taxes,FAFSA, Medicaid
*Emergency Assistance Program: Utilities, rent, deposit for housing, and
work-related assistance;
*firewood (Wood Ministry);
*food pantry
*Individual Development Accounts Program (matching money for buying a home, saving for college, or starting a small business);
*Ramp and home Repair Program: Coordinates minor home repairs or modification;
and
*Women and Children Succeeding (for mothers receiving government assistance): daycare, support services, life
skills, and training at a technical school.

Hours:
M-Th 8:00am-4:00pm, F 8:00am-2:00pm.

Eligibility:
Anderson County residents in need.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment starting Friday at 8:00am. Keep calling until you get an appointment.


Whenever we condemn, we cloak the world in pain.

-- Hugh Prather

Pickens Presbyterian Church

Address:
311 W Main St
Pickens, SC 29671

Map & Directions

(17 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 878-9422

Website:
http://www.pickenspres.org

Services:
Agency provides
*after-school child care,
*child care for children ages 6 weeks-12 years,
*food,
*fuel assistance,
*utilities assistance, and
*Warm for the Winter (first Saturday in December).

****For residents of the cities of Pickens, Liberty, Six Mile, and Sunset ONLY.****

Hours:
Tu 9:00am-11:00am (utilities); heating fuel program runs mid November through mid February; Child Development Center: M-F 6:30am-5:30pm; Warm for the Winter: 1st Sa in December.

Eligibility:
Residents of the cities of: Pickens, Liberty, Six Mile, and Sunset. For child care, children must be ages 6 weeks-12 years.

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment. Utility bill must be $100.00 or less (or paid down to $100.00 or less) before assistance is provided.


United Christian Ministries

Address:
303 Dacusville Hwy.
Easley, SC 29640

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 855-0853

Website:
http://goodsamalliance.com/ucm/

Services:
Program provides
*Boost or Ensure nutritional supplements for cancer patients,
*emergency financial assistance for clothes, rent, utilities--including deposits, heat, fuel, and life-sustaining medications,
*food pantry, and
*school supplies.
This agency is part of the Good Samaritan Alliance (Good Sam Alliance).

Hours:
MWF 9:00am-12:00 noon.

Eligibility:
Pickens County residents with proven low-income or emergency situations EXCEPT Central and Clemson residents.

Documents To Bring:
Head of household must arrive EARLY and walk in--only the first 30 people will be served. Bring ID, Social Security cards for all household members, and proof of household income for past month.


Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.

-- Norman Douglas

Urban League of the Upstate

Address:
15 Regency Hill Dr
Greenville, SC 29607

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 244-3862

Website:
http://www.urbanleagueoftheupstate.org

Services:
Agency enables African-Americans and others in need to attain economic self-sufficiency through advocacy, collaboration, and targeted services focused on education, job training, and employment
Programs include:
**Career Development and Learning Center (CDLC): Job-training services in office management and computer technology skills; self-paced curriculum
**Career Link: Employment counseling, employability assessment and training, assistance with job search, job readiness workshops, resume writing, GED classes
**Gandy Allmon Manor I & II, Senior Housing Complexes: Two HUD Section 202 Housing Developments, providing 59 apartments to low-wealth seniors
**Housing and Supportive Services: HUD-approved counseling program for housing needs and goals Provides one-time per year rental or mortgage assistance for those in need
**Parent University: Comprehensive services that strengthen parental influence in the home, school, and community, including parenting classes, individual case management, community services projects, family oriented activities, and budgeting and healthy lifestyles workshops
**Pre-College Enrollment: Prepares middle and high school students for college enrollment as well as educates parents to participate and assist students to achieve educational goals Offers SAT, ACT, and college application fee-waiver cards; SAT workshops; financial aid and scholarship assistance; career and post-secondary education counseling; college tours; college fairs; college admissions applications; and related services
**Project Reconnect: Works with 25 Greenville County youth between the ages of 14-21 who are court involved or at-risk of court involvement Participants are presented with career options, supplemental education assistance, employment experience, life skills training, job Readiness, career connection, post-secondary education opportunities, and extra-curricular activities
**Right Step Juvenile Diversion: Fast-track juvenile diversion program designed to prevent youth that are in the early stages of criminal involvement from becoming further involved in the juvenile justice system Includes case management; community service projects; youth leadership development; and crime prevention, pro-social, and life skills workshops
**Robert L. Woodson, Jr., Summer Internship Program: Collaboration with office of Congressman Bob Inglis (4th Congressional District-SC), which provides two 4-week paid internships for college students in Washington, DC, as a congressional intern Students must be a college junior at the time of the internship
**State-Wide Diversity Career Fair: Free annual event in partnership with The Greenville News Designed to introduce qualified job seekers to prospective employers Targets the unemployed, the under-employed, and those seeking a career change
**The Benefit Bank (TBB) benefits screening
**Urban Achievers: After-school program providing a comprehensive curriculum to improve students

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

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in.


United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance

Address:
606 Pendleton St
Greenville, SC 29601

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 232-6463

Website:
http://www.united-ministries.org

Services:
Agency provides life changing opportunities and advocacy for people who lack education or employment skills, who are in financial crisis, who are homeless, and those who can help

Programs:
***Emergency Assistance: Provides direct assistance generally on a first come, first served basis for:
*food on M-F mornings only,
*food stamp applications,
*heat,
*life sustaining medications/prescriptions,
*rent,
*The Benefit Bank (TBB) benefits screening,
*utilities

***Employment Readiness: Removes barriers for individuals who are motivated to improve their employment situation

***Our Eyes Were Opened: Offers experiences, including Poverty Simulation workshops, which prepare individuals and groups to make wise and compassionate decisions for helping people in poverty; see Web site at www.oureyeswereopened.org

***Place of Hope: A day center for homeless people

***Travelers Aid: Limited assistance when funds allow.

Hours:
M-Th 8:00am-5:00pm, F 8:00am-12:00pm; see Description and Intake/Application Process for detailed information.

Eligibility:
Residents of Greenville County.

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in.
**Food and Prescriptions: M-F 8:00am-11:30am.
**Heat: M-F 8:00am-12:00pm in Winter months only; must have someone living in household who is age 60+ or age 2 (24 months) or younger.
**Rent and Utilities: M at 8:30am; First 25 Callers; NO WALK INs. Must bring photo ID, Social Security card, and copy of lease or bill.


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