Pickens County Resources

Pickens 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

Website / Web Pages

SC Thrive/The Benefit Bank – scthrive.org/the-benefit-bank

The Benefit Bank – thebenefitbank.org/about

Children Services

Pickens 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)

Service Area:  Pickens County

Website:  dss.sc.gov

Address:  212 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC  29671

Phone:  (864) 898-5810  

Fax:  (864) 898-5819

Fax, SNAP / Family Independence: (864) 898-5599  

Report Abuse & Neglect:  (864) 898-5292

After Hours Reporting:  (864) 898-5500 (Report Abuse & Neglect)


Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health

Address: 200 McGee Road, Anderson, SC 29625

Phone Number: (864) 260-2220

Website

Domestic Violence

MARYS House (Ministry Alliance for Regaining Your Safety)

Services: a faith based organization that provides temporary, emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Lodging, food, personal items, clothing, and other necessities are provided. Residents receive counseling, case management, support group therapy and living skills. Provides community counseling.

Exception/ Criteria: for women and children in imminent danger of domestic violence

Service Area: Upstate and beyond

Address: P.O. Box 132, Pickens, SC 29671

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

Phone Number: (864) 855-1708

Emergency Phone Number: (864) 859-9191 (24/7)

Website


Safe Harbor, Inc.

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.

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

Website:  safeharborsc.org

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

Address: PO Box 174, Greenville, SC 29602

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

Phone Number: (864) 261-3633 

24-Hour Crisis Line:  (800) 291-2139

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Home with a Heart

Services: Provides housing and drug/alcohol rehabilitation counseling free of charge to men in an 8-week residential program.

Service Area: Upstate SC and beyond

Address: 220 James Mattison Road, Liberty, SC  29657
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone Number: Phone (864) 843-3058; Toll Free 1-877-843-3058

Fax Number: 864-843-3058

Website

Emergency Assistance

American Red Cross – Upstate South Carolina Chapter (Emergency Assistance)

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

American Red Cross Website:  redcross.org

Greenville / Home Office

Greenville Address: 940 Grove Rd, Greenville, SC  29605

Phone: (864) 271-8222

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

Pickens Office – Service Area:  Pickens County

Pickens Address:  509 S Lewis St, Pickens, SC  29671

Pickens Phone:  864-878-0131

Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (Hours may vary.) 


Catholic Charities of the Piedmont

Services: Catholic Charities of the Piedmont helps individuals in the Piedmont region of South Carolina who are in need. An emphasis is placed on lower income and homeless persons. Direct services and advocacy are provided by staff or volunteers or they are purchased in the community. Services are provided according to funds and resources available to the Charity at the time a request is made.

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

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

Websitecharitiessc.org
Clemson Community Care

Service: Food pantry, heating/cooling, rental assistance, home repairs, children’s programs, an extensive referral service, parenting workshops,

secret Santa and more.

Service Area: City of Clemson, Town of Central, Town of Pendleton, SC

Address: P.O. Box 271, Clemson, SC 29633

105 Anderson Highway, Clemson, SC 29631

Hours of Operation: Open Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Phone Number: (864) 653-4460

Fax Number: (864) 654-5109

Website


Greenville Urban League, Inc. or Urban League of the Upstate

Services: A large number of youth programs, housing and supportive services, senior housing, business and technology programs, and financial assistance (for Greenville only).

Exception/ Criteria: Set by counselor and based on need. Call for specific services in each county.

Service Area: see also Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg

Address: 15 Regency Hill Dr. Greenville, SC 29607

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone Number: (864) 244-3862

Fax Number: (864) 244-6134

Website


Holy Cross Catholic Outreach,

An affiliate of Holy Cross Catholic Church

Services:  For residents of Pickens County – Food pantry and financial assistance with utilities

Address:  558 Hampton Ave, Pickens, SC  29671

Phone:  (864) 878-0574

Hours of Operation:  Available in Villano Hall on most 2nd and 4th Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Website:  holycrossstluke.org

Web page:  holycrossstluke.org/outreach


The Salvation Army of Greenville County

Services:

Shelter ministries:  2 apartments to house families (parents must be married), Women and Children’s Refuge—for the homeless and/or battered – Bed, meals, clothing, guidance, referral to other community services for long-term solutions; Men’s Refuge – encouragement to work toward accountability and ownership of their lives, network with other agencies to assist men in improving their employment and life skills situation, and worship services.

Adult rehabilitation:  CSRC six-month residential program for men centered on spiritual growth – includes counseling, personal Bible study, morning devotions, worship services, and more

Social ministries:  Help with final utility bills, rent with court eviction papers excluding deposits and first month, prescription medications, food pantry, clothing

Boys and girls club:  Community-based and building-centered—safe and affordable place for young people during non-school hours and during summer

Kroc Center:  Membership, fitness programs, youth programs, church ministries—women’s fellowship and men’s fellowship

Service Area:  Greenville, Pickens, & Oconee counties

Website:  salvationarmycarolinas.org/greenvillesc

Address: 417 Rutherford St, Greenville SC  29609

Phone Number: (864) 235-4803

Fax Number: (864) 233-7114

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Kroc Center

Address:  424 Westfield St, Greenville, SC  29601

Phone: (864) 527-5948

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


Salvation Army- Pickens County Resources

Service: provides emergency assistance to residents of Pickens County

Exception/Criteria: must have an appointment, picture ID, proof of income, proof of need and total expenses

Address: 102 Stewart Drive, Easley, SC 29640 or P.0. Box 2148, Easley, SC 29641

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Phone Number: (864) 855-6408

Fax Number: (864) 855-6551

Website


SHARE – Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc. of Greenville

Services: rent and utility assistance

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:   Main Office: 1200 Pendleton St., Greenville, SC 29611

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10204, Greenville, SC 29603

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

Phone: (864) 269-0700
Fax: (864) 295-6151

Website


SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority

Services

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 schousing.com.>Housing Partners>Nonprofit Participation>HTF 2017 Approved Nonprofit List.

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

Website:  schousing.com

United Christian Ministries

Services:  Provides food, financial assistance with rent and utilities (electricity, water, and heating fuels), nutritional supplements for cancer patients, clothing, and SNAP application assistance

Service Area:  Pickens County

Street Address:  303 Dacusville Hwy, Easley, SC  29640

Phone:  (864) 855-0853

Hours of Operation:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday (Arrive early in order to be interviewed and served prior to closing at noon.)

Website:  ucmpc.org


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)

Website:  211.org

SC Web Page:  sc211.org


Urban League of the Upstate, Inc

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

Website:  urbanleagueupstate.org

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

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

Phone Number: (864) 244-3862

Fax Number: (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 Number: (864) 562-4400

Fax Number: (864) 562-4403

Healthcare

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

Website:  scdhec.gov

Pickens Office:  200 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC  29671

Clinic phone:  (864) 898-5965

Hours of Operation:  8:30 a.m. to 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

Website:  hopehealinghelp.net


Free Clinic of Pickens County / Samaritan Health Clinic

Services:  Various, free medical services for residents of Pickens County who have a limited income and are not eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, or private health insurance

Service Area:  Pickens County

Street Address:  303 Dacusville Hwy, Easley, SC  29640

Phone:  (864) 855-0853, ext.10

Hours of Operation:  Interviews for applicants – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday

Website:  samaritanhealthclinic.org


Hope Women’s Center

Services:  Provides assistance for women with crisis pregnancies, including supplies

Service Area:  Pickens County

Street Address:  879 Gentry Memorial Hwy Easley, SC  29640

Mailing Address:  PO Box 225, Easley, SC  29641

Phone:  (864) 855-8500 & (864) 855-8501

Hours of Operation:  Clients are seen 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 

Website:  yourservant.com/hope

HIV/Aids

AID Upstate

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

Exception/ Criteria: must provide proof of HIV positive, proof of income, and picture ID

Service Area: see also Greenville, Oconee and Pickens

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

P.O. Box 105 | Greenville, SC29602

13 S. Calhoun St. Greenville (Free HIV testing site) Phone: 888-232-2310

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

Phone Numbers: 1-800-775-2040 or (864) 250-0607

Fax Number: (864) 250-0608

Website

Housing

Housing Authority of the City of Easley

Services:  Provides public housing apartments in Easley, SC; Offers many services and community development programs to support the success of residents, empowering individuals with knowledge and job training in order to obtain skills necessary for achieving self-sufficiency

Service Area:  City of Easley, Pickens County, and Anderson County

Street Address: 101 Wallace Dr, Easley, SC  29641

Mailing Address:  PO Box 1060, Easley, SC  29640

Phone: (864) 855-0629

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, & Closed 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Website:  easleyhousing.org


Habitat for Humanity

Services:  Provides affordable homeownership opportunities to low income families

Website:  habitat.org

Pickens County HFH

Street Address:  located in Grace United Methodist Church @ 309 E Cedar Rock St, Pickens, SC  29671

Mailing Address:  PO Box 330, Pickens, SC  29671

Billing Address:  PO Box 412, Clemson, SC  29633

Phone:  (864) 878-6374

Fax:  (864) 878-6375

Website:   pickenshabitat.org


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

Website:  helpinghandsofclemson.org


Pendleton Place

Service

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

Website:  pendletonplace.org


SHARE- Pickens Office

Services: Provides emergency assistance to residents of Pickens county; transitional housing

Address: P.O. Box 1628, Easley, SC 29641

1725 Main Street, Easley, SC 29640

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

Phone Number: (864) 859-2989

Fax: (864) 459-1401

Website


SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority

Services

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 schousing.com.>Housing Partners>Nonprofit Participation>HTF 2017 Approved Nonprofit List.

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

Website:  schousing.com

Housing Repairs

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

Inmate, Parolee and Family Counseling

Alston Wilkes Society

Services: Rehabilitative and prevention services (inmate and parolee), community service program, treatment foster care, youth clinical day program, veterans’ services

Service Area: Greenville, Anderson, Saluda, McCormick, Abbeville, Edgefield, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens, Greenwood, Abbeville, Lancaster, Chester, York, Cherokee, Union, and Spartanburg Counties (services statewide)

Website:  alstonwilkessociety.org

Corporate Office Address:  3519 Medical Dr, Columbia, SC  29203

Phone: (803) 799-2490
Toll Free: 1-844-AWS-1962
Fax: (803) 540-7223 

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

Greenville Address:  614 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29601

Phone:  (864) 242-0808

Alternate Phone: (864) 282-4528
Fax: (803) 282-4599

Anderson Address:  210 N McDuffie St # Ll5, Anderson, SC  29621

Phone:   (864) 260-9510

See Also:  alstonwilkessociety.org/service-locations.html

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

Website:  sclegal.org

Web Page:  lawhelp.org/sc/issues/housing/evictions

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

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:  doorofhope4teens@gmail.com

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

Website / Web Pages:  doorofhope4teens.org


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

Email:  tijohnson.mha@gmail.com

Website:  mentalhealthamerica.net/affiliate/MHA_Anderson

MHA of Greenville County

Crisis Line:  (864) 271-8888

Phone: (864) 467-3344

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

Email: mhagc@mhagc.org

Website:  mentalhealthamerica.net/affiliate/MHA_Greenville


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

Website (for the state):  state.sc.us/dmh

Service Areas:  Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Edgefield, Greenwood, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg, Union, and York counties

Pickens Clinic

Address:  337 West Main St, Easley, SC   29640

Phone:  (864) 878-6830

Fax:  (864) 878-5396

Rape Crisis

Pickens County Advocacy Center

Services:  Provides 24 hour/7 days week assistance to the victims of sexual assault free of charge – Provides the victim with a well-trained victim advocate that will be with them every step of the healing process; Promotes higher education within the community of personal safety, healthy relationships, and sexual assault awareness; Provides educational programs for boys and girls ages 4-11 and for girls and women ages 12 and older; Provides a self-defense class for girls and women that are ages 12 and older

Service Area:  Pickens County

Street Address:  5190 Calhoun Memorial Hwy Ste A, Easley, SC  29640

Phone:  (864) 442-5500

Fax:  (864) 442-5505

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

Web Page:  uwpickens.galaxydigital.com/agency/detail/?agency_id=259

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

Department of Social Services / Pickens 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)

Website:  dss.sc.gov

Service Area:  Pickens County

Address:  212 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC  29671

Phone:  (864) 898-5810  

Fax:  (864) 898-5819

Fax, SNAP / Family Independence: (864) 898-5599  

Report Abuse & Neglect:  (864) 898-5292

After Hours Reporting:  (864) 898-5500 (Report Abuse & Neglect)

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