Address:15 Regency Hill DrGreenville, SC 29607Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
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
**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.
Address:606 Pendleton StGreenville, SC 29601Map & Directions
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
***Emergency Assistance: Provides direct assistance generally on a first come, first served basis for:
*food on M-F mornings only,
*food stamp applications,
*life sustaining medications/prescriptions,
*The Benefit Bank (TBB) benefits screening,
***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.
Address:1200 Pendleton StGreenville, SC 29611Map & Directions
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:
*medication/prescription expense assistance,
*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).
Eligibility: Based on income.
Address:417 Rutherford StGreenville, SC 29609Map & Directions
*disaster response and recovery,
*drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers (6-month residential program for men),
*furnishings for burned out families,
*prescription expense assistance,
*rent payment assistance,
*shelter (separate men's shelter and women and children's shelter),
*utility bill payment assistance.
Hours: M-F 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm; shelter available nights and weekends.
Documents To Bring: Call or walk in; bring proof of income, picture I.D., and Social Security cards.
Address:864 N Hwy 25 BypassGreenville, SC 29617Map & Directions
Services: Primarily helps with:
In a crisis situation when the need is verified, helps with:
*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.
Address:204 Douthit StGreenville, SC 29601Map & Directions
Services: Agency provides
*dentures: SAVE A SMILE (restorative dental care dentures for low-income families with no health insurance);
*limited case/care management;
*rent/mortgage payment assistance (temporarily out of funds);
*senior consultation, information/referral, and advocacy;
*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.
Address:13 S Calhoun StGreenville, SC 29601Map & Directions
Services: For people living with HIV/AIDS, agency provides:
*awareness and education,
*assistance with benefits,
*medical case management,
*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,
*short-term rent/mortgage assistance,
*short-term utilities assistance,
*substance abuse counseling,
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.
Address:202 Victoria StGreer, SC 29651Map & Directions
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.
Address:303 Dacusville Hwy.Easley, SC 29640Map & Directions
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
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.
Address:2252 Woodruff RdSimpsonville, SC 29681Map & Directions
Services: Agency provides
*financial assistance to those in need with funds derived from contributions,
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.