Community Resources

Available Resources

Aisha Lake,

Family Resource Coordinator.

864-236-4006

ext 4028

United Way- 2-1-1 is an easy to remember, three-digit telephone number that connects people with important community services to meet everyday needs and the immediate needs of people in crisis. It is a resource for finding assistance in your local community and can offer information on:

  • Affordable high-quality child care and after-school care
  • Counseling and support groups
  • Health services
  • Food, clothing, and housing
  • Services for seniors and the disabled

Summer Food Program Available

If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer (or know of someone who does), simply text "FOOD" to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program


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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

SC Department of Mental Health:

http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/services.htm

Assessment & Resource Center (ARC)

1800 Colonial Drive

Columbia, SC 29203 Phone: 803.898.1470 Fax: 803.898.1471

Federation of Families:.

Federation of Families is a nonprofit organization established to assist families of children with any degree of emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorder. Through support networks, educational materials, publications, conferences/workshops and other activities, the Federation provides many avenues of support for families of children with emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorders.

www.fedfamsc.org

FOOD AND MATERIAL RESOURCES

Salvation Army:

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Harvest Hope Food Bank:

http://www.harvesthope.org/emergency-food-pantry-locations

The Cooperative Ministry:

http://www.coopmin.org/how-we-help/

SC Child Nutrition Programs:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/child-nutrition-programs

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer/Community/transportation-grants.html

WIC

http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

South Carolina Assistance Programs

Dream Center of Pickens County | Hope. Love. Restoration.

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Assistance Programs | Paying My Bill | SCE&G

Special Assistance - South Carolina Residential-Duke Energy

Benefits.gov - South Carolina Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

South Carolina Utility Bill Assistance and Help programs

South Carolina Low-Income Energy Programs - LIHEAP Clearinghouse

MEDICAL RESOURCES

http://www.needymeds.org/inclusions/helpline.htm

https://www.pparx.org/

Am I eligible? | SC DHHS

Medical Homebound Guide:

https://ed.sc.gov/scdoe/assets/File/MedicalHomeboundInstruction2013.pdf

LEGAL HELP

http://www.nolo.com/products/?afsrc=1&utm_campaign=cj_affiliate_sale&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=cj&utm_content=1927692&utm_term=11269858

http://www.sclegal.org/

http://www.lawhelp.org/SC/

PARENTING ASSISTANCE

http://life.familyeducation.com/

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

http://www.familyconnectionsc.org/

(Parents Reaching Out to Parents)

PRO-Parents provides information and training about special education law to families of children with disabilities and special needs. Not income based.

p. (803) 772-5688 or 1(800) 759-4776

e. PROParents@proparents.org

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (P&A)

P&A supports and protects the legal and civil rights of people with disabilities. P&A can advocate for a child’s right to services provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Not income base.

p. (803) 782-0639

TTY: (866) 232-4525

Helpline: (866) 275-7273

South Carolina First Steps

SC First Steps is a statewide education initiative to help prepare children to reach first grade healthy and ready to succeed. Each of the state’s 46 counties determines its greatest needs and implements or enhances the necessary services to boost school readiness of its children. Not income based.

p. (803) 734-0479

Toll Free: (877) 621-0865

SC School for the Deaf and Blind’s Early Intervention Program (SCSDB)

SCSDB provides home visitation and care coordination services to children birth to three with sensory disabilities and their families. Not income based.

p. (803) 896-9789 OR 1(800) 984-4357

TTY: (803) 896-9844

SC Department VR-Transition Program

enables eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and maintain competitive employment.

Toll Free: (800) 832-7526

Columbia Area: (803) 896-6500

TTY: (803) 896-6553

SC Access Aging and Disability Information

https://scaccess.communityos.org/cms//

https://scaccess.communityos.org/cms/node/1

http://aging.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

LOW COST INTERNET

Affordable Internet Services

https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/index.html?source=ECmj0000000000mbU&wtExtndSource=access#/

EveryoneOn.org

Digital Access Project: Increasing Online Opportunities and Access for People with Disabilities.

internetessentials.com |

free wi-fi South Carolina

South Carolina free wifi hotspots - Free WiFi hotspots wi-fi cafes coffee shops hotels wireless airports (what is wifi)

INTERNET SAFETY FOR KIDS

http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog

https://disneyprivacycenter.com/internet-safety/

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/internet-safety

http://www.scag.gov/internet-crimes-against-children

https://sos.fbi.gov/

HOUSING AND FORECLOSURE PREVENTION

http://www.hopenow.com/

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/avoiding_foreclosure

http://fsconline.org/

http://www.hud.gov/funds/index.cfm

Rental Help: South Carolina - HUD

DOMESTIC ABUSE ASSISTANCE

Safe Harbor, Inc. :: A Safe Place to Start a New Life.Safe Harbor

South Carolina Women's Shelters, Transitional Housing

DSS: Domestic Violence

My Sister's House

maryshouse