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St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

Address:
2252 Woodruff Rd
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Map & Directions

(6 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

(6 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.


Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

-- Confucius

Emergency Relief at the Center for Community Services

Address:
1102 Howard Drive
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Map & Directions

(6 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).


Urban League of the Upstate

Address:
15 Regency Hill Dr
Greenville, SC 29607

Map & Directions

(16 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.


I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.

-- Laurel Cutler

United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance

Address:
606 Pendleton St
Greenville, SC 29601

Map & Directions

(16 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.


Share

Address:
1200 Pendleton St
Greenville, SC 29611

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 269-0700

Website:
http://www.sharesc.org

Services:
Helps low-income individuals, families, and neighborhoods become self-sufficient Serves families whose annual incomes are at or below the poverty level as defined by federal guidelines
***Community Economic Opportunity Department (CEOD) brings low-income families or individuals in crisis to a position of stability and strength; these programs include:
**Emergency Services:
*case management,
*medication/prescription expense assistance,
*rent/mortgage assistance,
*shoes,
*transitional housing for the homeless (Dorothy B. Mims Place),
*utility bill payment assistance,
*utility deposit assistance
**LADDER (Lifelong Advancement through Diligence, Determination, and Employment Resources): Jobs training/improvement and placement program (must be Adult age 18 or older, earn less than 80% of Greenville's median income, and reside in Greenville County)
**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
**Youth Leadership (a comprehensive job training and placement program for Young Adults ages 18+ designed to enhance basic skills, provide job specific training, and acquire competencies to compete in the job market).

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

Eligibility:
Based on income.

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in.


I don't have anything against work. I just figure, why deprive somebody who really loves it.

-- Dobie Gillis

The Salvation Army

Address:
417 Rutherford St
Greenville, SC 29609

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 235-4803

Website:
http://www.salvationarmygreenville.org

Services:
Provides
*clothing,
*disaster response and recovery,
*drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers (6-month residential program for men),
*food,
*furnishings for burned out families,
*prescription expense assistance,
*rent payment assistance,
*shelter (separate men's shelter and women and children's shelter),
*thrift stores,
*transportation,
*utility bill payment assistance.

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm; shelter available nights and weekends.

Eligibility:
Residents of Greenville County.

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in; bring proof of income, picture I.D., and Social Security cards.


North Greenville Crisis Ministry

Address:
864 N Hwy 25 Bypass
Greenville, SC 29617

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 834-7342

Website:
http://ngfcm.org

Services:
Primarily helps with:
*clothing,
*food
In a crisis situation when the need is verified, helps with:
*medications/prescriptions,
*rent/mortgage (must be past due or about to be past due),
*utilities (must be past due or about to be past due).

Hours:
M-Th 9:00am-11:00am

Eligibility:
Residents of Greenville County living north of Cherrydale Mall.

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in; must bring picture ID of person applying, Social Security cards for every person in household/family, and a piece of mail with the physical address of the household.


Catholic Charities

Address:
204 Douthit St
Greenville, SC 29601

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 242-2233

Website:
http://www.catholic-doc.org/catholiccharities

Services:
Agency provides
*dentures: SAVE A SMILE (restorative dental care dentures for low-income families with no health insurance);
*limited case/care management;
*referrals;
*rent/mortgage payment assistance (temporarily out of funds);
*senior consultation, information/referral, and advocacy;
*support groups;
*utility bill payment assistance;
*victim support: In Safe Keeping responds to victims of violence, particularly domestic violence
No religious or denominational requirements for service Funds are often limited.

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

Eligibility:
People with low income. Eligibility criteria varies according to program. No religious or denominational requirements.

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment; for financial assistance, call beginning M 9:00am ONLY.


AID Upstate

Address:
13 S Calhoun St
Greenville, SC 29601

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 250-0607

Website:
http://www.aidupstate.org

Services:
For people living with HIV/AIDS, agency provides:
*advocacy,
*awareness and education,
*assistance with benefits,
*medical case management,
*care referrals,
*financial counseling,
*food and nutritional supplements,
*free HIV testing,
*funding of continuation of health insurance (COBRA),
*limited medical including vision and dental care,
*medical and prescription co-pays,
*prescription assistance,
*short-term rent/mortgage assistance,
*short-term utilities assistance,
*substance abuse counseling,
*transportation.

Hours:
M-F 9:00am-5:00pm; Medical Case Management and direct services by appointment only, Free HIV Testing M-Th 9:00am-4:30pm at 13 South Calhoun St., Greenville, SC; call (864) 232-2310.

Eligibility:
Persons with HIV/AIDS; referral from care provider may be required; grants have varying eligibility guidelines.

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment or by referral (864) 250-0607 and (800-755-2040 for Medical Case Management and direct services;Bring proof of diagnosis and income, and picture ID, for Free HIV Testing, call (864) 232-2310.


If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart.

-- Chris Evert

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