Address:202 Victoria StGreer, SC 29651Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
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:15 Regency Hill DrGreenville, SC 29607Map & Directions
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: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.
Address:8 Gillin DrSimpsonville, SC 29680Map & Directions
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.