Anderson County Resources

Anderson County Resources

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Applications Online for Multiple Services

The Benefit Bank ® of South Carolina

Services: Applications *online* for multiple services—Eligibility screening tool, food assistance, health coverage, home energy assistance, IRS-certified tax assistance and filing service

Service Area: Statewide

SC Thrive Website
The Benefit Bank Website

Children's Services

Anderson County Department of Social Services (DSS)

Services: Serving children and families with protective services, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), Family Independence (FI) aka Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF)

Address: 224 McGee Road, Anderson, SC 29625

Phone: (864) 260-4100 – Director & Staff,  (864) 224-6576 – Child Protective Services, (864) 965-9310 – Fax, SNAP/Family Independence
After Hours Reporting: (864) 224-6576 (Child and Adult Protective Services)


Calvary Home for Children

Services: provides help and hope for children in need; provides housing and full-time house parents and other services for children birth to twenty-one years old.

Service Area: Anderson County

Address: 110 Calvary Home Circle, Anderson, SC 29621

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone Number: (864) 296-5437

Contact: Greg Skipper, Director


Domestic Violence

Safe Harbor

Services: Emergency safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children who are in crisis, all basic living necessities during shelter stay, case management, individual and group counseling, referrals, and advocacy. Follow-up support is available for clients who have completed their stay. All services are free of charge for victims and their children.

Exception/ Criteria: Length is 6-8 weeks; homeless due to domestic violence

Service Area: Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties

Address: PO Box 174, Greenville, SC 29602

P.O. Box 174, Greenville, SC29602

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (864) 261-3633

Fax: (864) 467-3644

24-Hour Crisis Line: (800) 291-2139

Shelters Locations: Greenville (34-bed shelter), Anderson (20-bed shelter), and Oconee County (16-bed shelter)


Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Haven of Rest Mission

Services: Women’s Christian discipleship program for recovering addicts; Men’s Christian residential, discipleship program for recovering addicts

Street Address: 219 W Whitner St, Anderson, SC 29621

Mailing Address: PO Box 466, Anderson, SC 29622

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Phone: (864) 226-6193

Fax: (864) 226-9811


Emergency Assistance

American Red Cross – Upstate South Carolina Chapter

Services: provides emergency relief due to disaster; emergency communication for military personnel and family; provide first aid and CPR instruction; provides Certified Nurse Assistance course and Friendly Visitor program for elderly

Service Areas: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union Counties

Home Office Address: 940 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605

Anderson Office Service Area:  Abbeville, Anderson, McCormick, and Oconee counties

Address:  907 N Main St Ste 14, Anderson, SC  29621

Anderson Phone Number:  (864) 225-8666

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday -Friday (hours may vary)

Phone: (864) 271-8222

Fax: (864) 282-8663


Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM)


Services:  AIM is an organization of people and churches of various faiths providing assistance to the needy while encouraging and guiding them to function independently within their own resources.

Emergency Assistance Program: Referrals to other agencies and professionals in the community

Emergency (Home) Repair Program:  Addresses very low income, single-family, owner-occupied homes that have safety hazards not covered by insurance that would cause further irreparable damage if not immediately repaired – Funding assistance is provided to repair single-family, owner-occupied homes with eligible housing deficiencies including (but are not limited to) the electrical system hazards – plumbing hazards – roofing hazards – structural integrity – handicap accessibility

Ramps & Minor Repairs:  Coordinates with area church groups, civic organizations, and clubs to build ramps or make minor repairs on an as needed basis.

Food 4 Kids:  Provides children in subsidized housing with food for the weekend during the summer months.

The Hershel ‘Buck’ Buchanan Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry:  Operates on a first-come, first-served basis Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at 1206 S Murray Ave, Anderson, SC.

Homebound Ministry – Community Connections:  Delivers food to senior and to disabled food pantry clients.  May also offers simple home repairs, lawn-mowing, and referral to Emergency Assistance Program for help with high utility bill – to help maintain independent living in the client’s own home.

Mobile Ministry – Manna Food Distribution:  Food distributions on the second Saturday of at least eight months of the year at varying locations.  Food in proportioned per household.  The location of each event will vary depending upon the sponsoring church or organization and is publicized several weeks in advance.

The Financial Literacy Program:  (1) IDA / Individual Development Program (Savings with contributions matched.  The savings funds are to be used for the purchase of a first home.)  (2) Budget Counseling (3) Free Tax Preparation (4) Education and Training (Financial Literacy Dave Ramsey class; Couponing class; Basic Soft Skills class; Money Smart Series by FDIC with a rep from Bank of America)

Christmas Program:  This program matches current clients with other organizations that may be able to provide for the clients’ additional needs during the holiday season.

Referral to Women and Children Succeeding:  (1) Education—Removing the barriers to post-secondary education for mothers seeking job skills (financial aid support, transportation, asset building / IDA, advocacy, caseworkers, reduce time to diploma / college degree (2) Life Skills—Providing necessary skills for healthy, productive lives for women and their children (3) Child-Focused—Providing a stable, supportive foundation for children in poverty to break the cycle.

Women and Children Succeeding: Provides daycare, support services, life skills and training at a technical school, Anderson University or Clemson University to families with opportunity to return to school to further their education or training.

Exceptions/ Criteria: receive government assistance

Address: 1202 S. Murray Ave., Anderson, SC 29624

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1136, Anderson, SC29622

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Phone: (864) 226-2273

Fax: (864) 225-0349


Catholic Charities of the Piedmont


Immigration Legal Services:  Provides low cost, high quality immigration legal services to those who cannot afford a private attorney

Save-a-Smile:  Provides assistance to clients in need of full dentures

Self-Sustainability:  Provides an all-encompassing form of case management that will provide the skills, education, and coaching needed for our clients to not only strive, but to thrive in their environment independently from other agencies and resources in their community

Service area:  Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union counties

Address: 204 Douthit St Ste A1, Greenville, SC 29601

Hours of Operation:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (closed on Diocesan holidays)

Phone Number: (864) 242-2233

Hotline:  (855) 377-1357

Fax Number: (864) 242-1387


Crisis Ministries of Anderson

Services:  Provides programs to help the community in collaboration with the following programs –  Samaritan Outreach; Crisis Intervention; Depression, Bi-Polar and Survivors of Suicide Support Groups; United Way of Anderson, Information & Referral; as well as numerous other grassroots programs in Anderson county.

Service Area:  Anderson County

Address: 217 John Street, Anderson, SC  29621

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Phone line is open 24 hours every day: (864) 226-0297

Toll Free:  (800) 868-4878

Suicide Line:  (800) 273-TALK / (800) 273-8255

SHARE – Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc of Anderson

Services: Low-income home energy assistance, emergency housing services, housing repair services for homeowners with low income, WE CARE transitional housing program for families and single adults residing in emergency shelters (Greenville and Pickens counties)

Service area:  Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties

Greenville Main Office:

Street Address:  254 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC  29607

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (Client appointments are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Phone:  (864) 269-0700

Fax:  (864) 295-6151

Anderson location:

Address:  1704 E Greenville St, Anderson, SC  29621

Phone:  (864) 224-7028

Fax:  (864) 226-8636


Urban League of the Upstate

Services for Spartanburg and Greenville – A number of youth programs (educational, assistance with financial aid for college [Gvl Co only], juvenile diversion), supportive housing services, senior housing, and employment and workforce development

Services for Laurens, Oconee, and Pickens – Assistance with avoiding foreclosures

Greenville Address: 15 Regency Hill Dr, Greenville, SC 29607

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: (864) 244-3862

Fax: (864) 244-6134

Spartanburg Address: 430 E Main Ste 102, Spartanburg, SC  29302

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: (864) 562-4400

Fax: (864) 562-4403


SHARE – Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc. of Anderson

Services: Children and family development, head start programs, emergency services, case management, education and skills training, employment, housing and neighborhood development, and health and wellness.

Exception/Criteria: based on income, age, disabilities, etc. Need to bring SSN for everyone in household, eviction notice, bill, and proof of income for last 30 days.

Service Area: Greenville, Anderson, Oconee, Pickens

Address: 1704 East Greenville Street, Anderson, SC 29621

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Phone: (864) 224-7028

Fax: (864) 226-8636


United Way Information and Referral 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Services: Provides telephone numbers of government, private, and religious organizations that deal in human care services

Human trafficking – Sex trafficking, child labor, domestic servitude and migrant working

Crisis + Emergency – Emotionally abusive and/or physically abusive relationships, bullying, sexual assault, alcohol abuse, suicidal thoughts

Disaster assistance – UW partners with Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Essential emergency management programs in local communities to provide answers, services and relief in times of natural or man-made disasters; Information on disaster preparedness, up-to-the-minute information on road closures and evacuation routes and shelters, disaster relief assistance and recovery resources, and disaster-related volunteer opportunities and relief efforts

Housing + Utilities – New housing, utilities assistance, financial support for much-needed home repairs

Health – Nutrition and wellness programs, prescription-assistance services, medical transportation option; Facts and information on vaccinations and health epidemics in local areas; Referrals to resources that offer free and confidential help with drug and alcohol addiction, support and rehabilitation; Help with understanding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Medicare, Medicaid, or Children’s Health Care, health care rights, medical support programs for recently diagnosed illnesses

Food – School lunch programs and summer food service programs for children; Government-sponsored programs that reduce hunger including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC); In-home meal delivery services, seasonal meals, and soup kitchens

Jobs + Support – Local, available job listings; Occupational and vocational training and programs that offer career counseling and resume preparation assistance; Temporary work, day-laborer opportunities, and disability and special-needs services; Resources that explain employment rights and unemployment benefits; GED test, community colleges and continuing education programs, tuition loans and grants that are available; Information about ESL (English as a Second Language) education and literacy programs for children and adults and early-learning initiatives for preschool-aged children and after-school enrichment programs

Reentry – For history of mental illness or substance abuse – support and wellness programs, individual and group counseling, safe housing options, and education opportunities in local communities; For history of incarceration – help with essential identification documentation, safe housing options upon release, rights as well as obligations, local support groups, counseling, professional wardrobe, establishing personal contact information (such as phone and email)

Veterans – Health care support, financial assistance, counseling, legal assistance, educational support, help with relocation—coping with the stress and logistics of a deployment or transitioning back into civilian life, home loans, job training, employment assistance and career counseling, veterans benefits, childcare, financial advice and planning, support groups, combatting homelessness, local food service programs, support for problems with drug and alcohol abuse, assistance in safely leaving domestic violence situations, and PTSD

Phone:  211 (24 hours 7 days a week)



Emergency Shelters - Families

Anderson Sunshine House

Services: provides temporary shelter (up to 30 days) with support services in scattered site houses to homeless families with children less than 18 years of age.

Address: P.O. Box 435, Anderson, SC 29622

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday by appointment only

Contact Person: Kim Kirksey

Phone: (864) 225-8586

Fax: (864) 225-9526


Family Promise of Anderson (interfaith hospitality network)

Services:  Emergency shelter for families (social service agency referral *required*) and poverty and homelessness prevention education

Service Area:  Anderson County

Phone:  (864) 760-0908

Street Address:  3008 Bellview Rd, Anderson, SC  29621

Mailing Address:  PO Box 1466, Anderson, SC  29622


Salvation Army of Anderson & Stringer Emergency Lodge

Services: The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance, after school care, summer day camp, holiday assistance and much more to those in need in the Anderson area.  Shelter programs are designed to provide food and emergency or transitional housing to men, women, or families in need.

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Shelter Check-in:  6:00 p.m. – Bring valid ID (may call at 6:00 p.m. for more information)

Office Address: 112 Tolly St., Anderson, SC 29624

Phone Number: (864) 225-7381

Fax Number: (864) 231-8813

Stringer Emergency Lodge

Address:  106 Tolly St, Anderson, SC  29624

Phone:  (864) 226-9340


Emergency Shelters - Men

Haven of Rest Mission

Service: Provides food, shelter, and clothing for men

Service Area:  Anderson County

Address: 219 W Whitner St, Anderson, SC 29621

Mailing:  PO Box 466, Anderson, SC  29622

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Phone: (864) 226-6193

Fax: (864) 226-9811


Food Assistance

Anderson Emergency Soup Kitchen

Service: Provides hot meals

Service Area:  Anderson County

Address: 306 West Franklin Street, Anderson, SC 29621

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Phone Number: 224-4763


God's Pantry

Services:  Food pantries located within various churches

Service Area:  Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Greenwood and Anderson counties

Street Address:  307 McCarter Rd, Fountain Inn, SC

Mailing Address:  PO Box 786, Fountain Inn, SC  29644

Phone:  (864) 963-4441

Fax:  (864) 862-8645

Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday


 Good Neighbor Cupboard

Service: provides emergency food boxes to those in need

Address: 313 S. Towers Street Anderson, SC 29624

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (closed Tuesday)

Phone Number: (864) 224-1701


The Lot Project


Services:  Provides a meal and a bag of clothing to those in need 2 evenings each week

Service Area:  Anderson County

Street Address:  302 W Market St, Anderson, SC  29624

Mailing Address:  PO Box 4181, Anderson, SC  29622

Phone:  (864) 642-1085

Hours of Operation:  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday


St. Mary of the Angels Church Food Pantry

Services:  Provides foods, particularly non-perishable items

Service Area:  Provides assistance to those living in the neighborhood

Address:  1821 White St, Anderson, SC  29624

Phone:  (864) 226-8621

Hours of Operation:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday

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AID Upstate, Inc.

Services: Advocacy-emergency, financial assistance, case management, counseling, housing (requirements apply), for person(s) who are HIV positive. HIV testing provided at Greenville location.

Service Area: Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens

Greenville Address: 811 Pendleton St # 10, Greenville, SC  29601

Greenville Mailing:  PO Box 105, Greenville, SC  29602-0105

Phone: (800) 874-2572 or (864) 250-0607

Fax: (864) 250-0608

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Clinic Address:  13 S. Calhoun St. Greenville, SC (Free HIV testing site)

Anderson Address:  414 Fant St, Anderson, SC  29621

Anderson phone:  (864) 226-9144

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday



Anderson Free Clinic

Anderson Free Clinic

Services:  For adult residents of Anderson County who have no insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance, and who meet low-income guidelines (100% of Federal Poverty Level)

Medical:  Provides general office visits, as well as specialty clinics such as women’s health, congestive heart failure, and the metabolic clinic which treats a combination of high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol

Dental:  Provides simple procedures such as fillings and extractions on-site and referrals for more complicated procedures to an oral surgeon

Dispensing Pharmacy:  Operates a dispensing pharmacy which fills and dispenses necessary medications and assists patients in locating other free or low cost resources for medications that the Free Clinic Pharmacy does not carry

Service Area:  Anderson County

Anderson Free Clinic

Address:  414 N Fant St, Anderson, SC  29621

Phone:  (864) 226-1294

Fax:  (864) 261–4543

New Patient Inquiries: (864) 209-1414

New Patient screening:  9:00 a.m. Wednesday

Honea Path Free Clinic

Address:  34 Main St, Honea Path, SC  29654

Phone/Fax:  (864) 369-9493 (Phone answered, and faxes received only during clinic hours on Tuesdays.)

New Patient Intake:  By appointment only—10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesday Website


DHEC / SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

DHEC Healthcare Services:  Birth Control (Family Planning), Nurse-Family Partnerships for First-Time Moms, Postpartum/Newborn Home Visits from a Nurse, Pregnancy Testing, Services for Children/Teens with Special Health Care Needs, Shots (Immunizations/Vaccinations) – Flu, Pneumonia, and Tetanus/whooping cough (pertussis), TB (Tuberculosis) Treatment, STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) Treatment, Fast Track (15 Minute) STI Test, Teen Clinics, and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Services (for women who are pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding or the mother of children under 5; Low-income mom may qualify for WIC – food products, health screenings, and health information for women, infants and children 5 years of age or younger.

DHEC Other Services:  Vital Records – DHEC maintains and issues certified copies of birth and death certificates.

Service area:  Statewide

Anderson Office:  220 McGee Rd, Anderson, SC  29625

Clinic phone:  (864) 260-5541

Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Call 1-800-868-0404 to make an appointment. Ask about extended or weekend hours.

Services:  Family planning, STD, HIV, Immunizations, WIC Certifications,

WIC Classes


Foothills Pregnancy Care Center

Healthcare Services:  Free and confidential—Pregnancy screenings, limited obstetrics, parenting for life, peer counseling, group classes, abortion recovery, and abstinence education

Service Area:  Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties

Address:  1920 Blue Ridge Blvd, Seneca, SC  29672

Phone:  (864) 882-8796

Hours of Operation:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday & 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday



Anderson Housing Authority

Services: Provides housing for low-income families or individuals needing government subsidized housing

Service Area:  Anderson County

Address: 1335 East River St., Anderson, SC 29624

Phone: (864) 260-5120

Office hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday – Friday


Butterfly Foundation

Services: Butterfly housing assistance program, provides permanent and temporary housing for homeless individuals and families with disabilities, case management, emergency housing repair for home owners, benefit bank services, volunteers life-coaching program; culinary job training for homeless or unemployed or under-employed, intensive twelve week program, 40 hour internship.

Service Area: Housing Assistance Program: Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg. Culinary job training Program, Spartanburg only.

Address: 185 South Liberty Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: (864) 582-4146

Contact: Director, Queenie Canizater

Fax: (864) 583-1619


Habitat for Humanity

Services:  provides affordable homeownership opportunities to low income families

Service Area:  International organization

Anderson County

Address:  210 S Murray Ave, Anderson, SC  29624

Phone:  (864) 375-1177

Office Hours:  9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday & 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday


Helping Hands of Clemson

Services:  Through DSS placements, provides emergency shelter and foster home for abused and neglected children, including boys and girls from birth through age twelve, until DSS can reunite the children with their families or place them with foster families

Service Area:  Upstate of South Carolina, with the majority of the children coming from Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties

Address:  PO Box 561, Clemson, SC  29633

Phone:  (864) 654-6154

Fax:  (864) 653-8516

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday


Nehemiah Community Revitalization Corporation

Services:  Provides affordable housing and economic development opportunities to residents of SC and neighboring states—specifically, single family and multifamily housing development and rehabilitation, as well as the establishment of economic development opportunities, for both special needs and family households.

Service Area:  Aiken, Anderson, Cherokee (Gaffney), Greenville, Greenwood, and Spartanburg

Address:  111 S Main St Ste C, Greer, SC 29650

Phone:  (864) 655-5855

Fax:  (864) 751-5139

Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday


Pendleton Place


Assessment Center – Provides comprehensive assessments to children and families entering the foster care system in Greenville County (in collaboration with Greenville Co. DSS, GHS Children’s Hospital, and United Way of Greenville)

Connections Count:  Case management and mentors for at risk young adults and their families, ages 18-26; Referrals to local resources agencies for healthcare (physical and mental), housing, finance/employment, education, childcare/parenting, and food/nutrition

Family Bridges:  Supervised visitation and safe custody exchange—Pendleton Place’s commitment to help families establish and maintain positive parenting relationships with their children, minimizing conflict between parents while protecting children from abuse and neglect

Smith House – Residential program for girls ages 12 – 21 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect;  Also provided—counseling, educational support, life skills training, financial literacy classes, civic engagement, and other hands-on opportunities

Service Area:  Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, and other SC counties as needed

Address:  1133 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC  29601

Phone: (864) 467-3650

Fax: (864) 467-3645

Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday


SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority


First-Time Home Buyers Program:  Assists low-to-moderate income SC families and individuals by offering a competitive market fixed interest rate mortgage loans; Offers down payment assistance based on availability, which may be used toward down payment and closing costs

Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) Program:  Federal government program for assisting very low income families – provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find and rent privately owned housing

Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF) Programs:  Provides financial assistance for the development, rehabilitation, and acquisition of affordable housing for low-income and very-low-income households.  Callers must be referred by an approved agency.  The list of agencies can be found at>Housing Partners>Nonprofit Participation>HTF 2017 Approved Nonprofit List.

Service Area:  Statewide

Address:  300-C Outlet Pointe Blvd, Columbia, SC  29210

Phone:  (803) 896-9001

TDD:  (803) 896-8831

Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday


United Housing Connections – Transitions

Service: Transitional housing with case management

Exception/Criteria: must be homeless or currently in a shelter

Address: 4200 Liberty Highway, Anderson, SC29621

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. Friday

Contact Person: Jessica Crocker or Steven Compton

Phone: (864) 964-8250

Fax: (864) 964-8250


Housing Repairs

South Carolina Housing Trust FundSee SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority (above / under housing)


Clean Start of Anderson

Services:  Allows clients to bathe or shave in one of 4 showers; Provides laundering services, gently used or new clothing, basic hygiene supplies, barbering supplies, and telephone and mailing services

(DSS has teamed with Clean Start by providing a visiting social worker to research client needs. Services include assistance with obtaining birth certificates, food stamps, Medicaid eligibility, Social Security and Disability Benefits, and referrals.)

Service Area:  Anderson County

Address:  219 Townsend St, Anderson, SC  29625

Phone:  (864) 716-0766

Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday


Inmate, Parolee and Family Counseling

Alston Wilkes Society

Services: Clinical Case Management, inmate and family counseling, education information, transfer family assistance, halfway housing, community housing, parolee plans and parolee counseling, community resources and development, crime prevention, intervention and education, and pre-release workshops (in correctional facilities). Serves ex-offenders, offenders, parolees, probationers, family members and general community. Also helps with food, clothes. Halfway House: for federal offenders. Has a house for homeless veterans in Columbia.

Service Area: also see Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Services Statewide

Exceptions/Criteria: must make an appointment 2 weeks before release; does not help with financial needs.

Address: 1202 South Murray Street, Anderson, SC 29624; P.O. Box 1136, Anderson, SC, 29622

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day and 7 days a week (office is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday

Phone: (855) 297-7783

Fax: (864) 225-0349


Legal Services

South Carolina Legal Services

(Formerly a separate organization, SC Center for Equal Justice)

South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. SCLS is a non-profit corporation.

Legal Services:

Service Priorities for 2014, pdf doc LINK

Consumer/Finance – Bankruptcy/debtor relief (chapter 7 &13 to save a home, car, or medically necessary equipment, or where there is substantial harassment from creditors affecting mental and/or physical well-being of client); collection including repossession/deficiency/garnishment where the client has been served with pleading or property has been repossessed or where the client disputes the debt or the amount of the debt, contacts/warranties; creditor practices/harassment; predatory lending practices;  public utilities; unfair sales practices; etc.

Education – Ensure and maintain access—expulsion and suspension; special education; access—bilingual, residency, testing, enrollment, vocational rehabilitation, student financial aid; etc.

Employment – Employment discrimination, wage claims, EITC, other taxes, employee rights, wrongful termination, problems preventing employment (such as driver’s license suspension), etc.

Family – Adoption where an increased economic benefit can be obtained, custody, divorce/separation/annulment, name change, guardianship and conservatorship issues, domestic abuse (where necessary, to include assistance in getting orders of protection), child support reductions (where the obligor is disabled and/or has a disability case pending with supporting medical documentation, the obligor is involuntarily unemployed and actively seeking employment, or where the obligor is within the self-support reserve amount of monthly income and is not voluntarily underemployed), etc.

Health care access – Medicaid, Medicare, government children’s health insurance programs, home and community based care, private health insurance, long term health care facilities, state and local, etc.

Housing rights

Federally subsidized housing (section 8)—Evictions, access to quality housing, obtaining necessary repairs to rented housing, resolving problems with subsidized housing providers, utility cutoffs/ouster, and security deposit returns

Homeownership/Real property (not foreclosure)—Access to quality housing; obtaining or maintaining ownership of homes or real property; loan closings granted by SC Help for persons unable to pay due to unemployment, divorce, illness, etc. and eligible for the forgivable loans

Private landlord/tenant—Evictions, access to quality housing, obtaining necessary repairs to rented housing, utility cutoffs/ouster, and security deposit returns

Public housing – Evictions, access to quality housing, obtaining necessary repairs to rented housing, resolving problems with subsidized housing providers, utility cutoffs/ouster, and security deposit returns

Income maintenance / Public benefits – Social security [not SSDI], SNAP, unemployment compensation, veterans’ benefits, state and local income maintenance, etc.

Individual rights – Immigration cases for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other serious crimes with applications for T, U visa, VAWA self-petitions, and battered spouse waivers

Miscellaneous and Elder law – Legal assistance to non-profit organizations or group (including incorporation/dissolution), Indian/tribal law, wills/estates, drafting and execution of power of attorney, health care power of attorney, and living will, probating estates, heirs’ property issues, etc.

Emergencies – Secure or preserve the necessities of life, protect against or eliminate a significant risk to the health or safety of the client or immediate family members, etc.

Service Area:  Statewide


Web Page:

Anderson Satellite Office *Intake is conducted by appointment only. The Greenville office needs to be contacted to schedule an appointment.

Greenville Office Serving: Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens Counties

Address:  701 S Main St, Greenville, SC  29601 Phone: (864) 679-3232

Toll Free: (800) 763-4825 Fax: (864) 679-3260

Hours of Operation:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 8:30 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday


Mental Health

Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health

 Address: 200 McGee Road, Anderson, SC 29625

 Phone Number: (864) 260-2220


Door of Hope 4 Teens (& 21 and over)

Services:  Cutting / Self-harm Hotline provided by Christian organization – Trained crisis care advocates respond to text messages, phone calls, and e-mails.  Growth group meets in Charlotte, NC.

Service Area:  International

Location:  Regent Park, Fort Mill, SC  29715

Phone:  (803) 570-2061 or (914) 393-1904

Hey Wire:  (805) 517-85779

E-mail Address:

Hours of Operation:  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. EST Sunday – Thursday

Website / Web Pages:

 Mental Health Americas – Anderson County Resources

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day and 7 days a week

Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Phone Number: (864) 226-0297

Address: 1001 George Albert Blake Road, Anderson, SC 29624


Mental Health America – Crisis Line

Crisis Line:  1-800-868-4878 – crisis line (for all of Upstate)

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day and 7 days a week

Mailing Address:  PO Box 1925, Anderson, SC  29622

Phone:  (864) 984-0635



MHA of Greenville County

Crisis Line:  (864) 271-8888

Phone: (864) 467-3344

Address: 429 North Main St Ste 2, Greenville, SC 29601            



South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Services:  Provides outpatient mental health services for adults, adolescents, and children; Provides in-patient services in some counties;

Comprehensive Care Assessment – identifies medical, dental, housing, employment, education, behavioral, or other community support needs and links patients to resources and monitors until successful completion;

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program – Affords those with severe mental illness the opportunity for employment in viable and valid work settings with supportive assistance as needed on-site;

Community residential care facilities (CRCF)  – Offers room and board and which, unlike boarding homes, provide a degree of personal care for a period of time in excess of 24 consecutive hours for two or more persons, 18 years old or older – Licensed and monitored by the SC DHEC’s Division of Health Licensing – Designed to accommodate residents’ changing needs and preferences, maximize residents’ dignity, autonomy, privacy, independence, and safety and encourage family and community involvement – Licensed as community residential care facilities, but may be referred to as "assisted living facilities"

The Housing and Homeless Programs – Provides technical assistance and funding through vendor contracts to organizations, primarily non-profit organizations, that provide housing and services to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses – Provides people with mental illness the opportunity to live independently in the community of their choice with dignity and respect

Service Area:  Statewide

Website (for the state):

Anderson location:

Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health Center

Address:  200 McGee Rd, Anderson, SC 29625

Phone, Main:  (864) 260-2220

 United Housing Connections – HOME

Service: Permanent housing and case management for persons with mental illness

Exception/Criteria: must be homeless or currently in a shelter

Hours of Operation: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday

Service Area: Anderson & Oconee Counties

Contact Person: Adriana Zapata

Phone: (864) 222-2342

Fax: (864) 222-2342


Rape Crisis

Foothills Alliance


Sexual Trauma Program:  Provides multi-service responses to the needs of child and adult (both male and female) sexual trauma survivors, including immediate crisis response and long-term counselling; Provides crisis services which include a 24-hour crisis hotline and accompaniment for victims at local hospital emergency rooms, law enforcement agencies, and court proceedings; Also provides free services that includes new clothing to survivors in emergency rooms, survivor group meetings, support and counselling for family members and others involved in the survivor's recovery, and referrals to other agencies

Child Advocacy Center Services:  Provides a child-friendly, non-residential facility serving sexually abused children; Provides a comfortable, safe environment designed to meet the needs of child sexual assault victims and their families; Coordinates the work of multiple local and state agencies responsible for the treatment of the abused child, investigation of the case, and prosecution of the alleged perpetrator

Service Area:  Anderson and Oconee counties

Address:  216 E Calhoun St, Anderson, SC  29621

Phone:  (864) 231-7273

Toll Free:  (800) 585-8952


Senior Citizens

Senior Solutions

Services: Check with each county to determine which services are offered – adult day care, home-delivered meals, group dining, home care services, insurance services, assisted living facility in Walhalla, senior access (advice and referral), senior centers (fun and fitness), and transportation

Service Area: Anderson, Oconee, and Spartanburg counties

Anderson Address: 3420 Clemson Blvd, Anderson, SC  29621

Phone: (864) 225-3370

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday,

9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday


SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) and FI (Family Independence)

Department of Social Services / Anderson County DSS

Services: Serving children and families with protective services, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), Family Independence (FI) aka Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF)

Service Area:  Anderson County

Address:  224 McGee Rd, Anderson, SC  29625

Phone:  (864) 260-4100

Child and Adult Protective Services:  (864) 224-6576 

Fax, SNAP / Family Independence: (864) 965-9310

After Hours Reporting:  (864) 224-6576 (Child and Adult Protective Services)


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