Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance

For resources in your specific area, please visit our By County resource guides

American Red Cross

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: Covering Upstate South Carolina

Address: 940 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday

Phone: (864) 271-8222

Fax: (864) 282-8663

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American Red Cross

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 Area: Greenwood, Abbeville, and McCormick

Address: 520 Epting Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday

Phone: Greenwood: (864) 229-3102

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American Red Cross – Laurens County

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

Address: 16 Peachtree Street, Clinton, SC 29325

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

Phone: (864) 938-6306

Fax: (864) 938-0622

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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: Utilities, rent, deposit for housing, and work related assistance. Back to SchoolBack Pack Program: Provides backpacks and supplies for elementary and middle schools in all five school districts Home Repair Program: Coordinates church and civic groups to make minor home repairs or modification. 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, SC29624
P.O. Box 1136, Anderson, SC29622

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday

Phone: (864) 226-2273

Fax: (864) 225-0394

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Bethlehem Center

Services: assistance with food, rent, utilities, and prescription costs (when funds are available). Coordinate self-improvement focused programming and workshops as forums for community education. Serves as a local employment-training site for CNA classes in collaboration with MedTech. After school activities, community activities, bible studies and fellowship, nutrition programs, life skills sessions, sewing and craft classes, computer lab

Address: 397 Highland Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29306
P.O. Box 3501, Spartanburg, SC 29304

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; Food Assistance: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; After School Program: 2:30 – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: (864) 582-7158

Fax: (864) 582-0695

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Catholic Charities

Services: sponsors families to achieve self-sufficiency; provides financial assistance to persons in need. Helps with rent, utilities and prescriptions on a one-time basis of $25.00 or less. Also gives vouchers for clothes at Goodwill.

Exception/Criteria: does not help with food. Must call for an appointment

Address: 204 Douthit Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday

Phone: (864) 242-2233

Fax: (864) 242-1387


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: (864) 653-4460

Fax: (864) 654-5109

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Eastside Crisis Center (locations also West Side and Golden Strip)

Service: provides food, clothes, and financial assistance.

Exception/Criteria: based on need

Address: 12 Ebaugh Ave. Greenville, SC 29607

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Phone Number: Food Pantry: (864) 242-9083


First Baptist Church: The Helping Center

Service: The Helping Center; Social ministries – food, clothing, financial aid for rent, utilities and medication

Service Area: Spartanburg County

Address: 174 North Dean Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302

Hours of Operation: Helping Center- 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; financial assistance Mondays only; food and clothing Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Phone: (864) 596-4109

Fax: (864) 699-4325


Golden Strip Emergency Relief and Resources (one of six agencies in Center for Community Services)

Services: helps clients in an emergency situation with utilities, medication, rent, food; teaches basic skills to adults and offers Salvation Army clothing vouchers. Clients must bring a picture ID and a social security card for each member in the family. If requesting help with utilities, must bring the bill. If requesting help with prescription, must bring the prescription or bottle to be refilled

Address: 1102 Howard Drive (Old Bryson School) Simpsonville, SC 29681

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (first come, first served)

Phone: (864) 967-2022. Emergency Relief Direct Number: (864) 688-2233

Fax: (864) 967-0288

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Grace Place

Services: $50 Free “GRACE” Shopping every month while supplies last

Service Area: Greenville and Spartanburg Counties

Address: 407 Ridgewood Drive, Greer SC 29651

Hours of Operation: Grace Place Store – Shopping. Monday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2nd Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Grace Place Dinner – Dinner & Shopping 4th Friday Of Every Month 6:30 p.m.

Phone: (864) 320-1071


Greater Spartanburg Ministries

Services: Food relief and evangelism

Exception/Criteria: First come, first served with picture ID and social security card.

Service Area: nearby communities

Address: 680 Asheville Hwy., Spartanburg, SC 29303

Hours of Operation: Food Pantry: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Phone: (864) 585-9371

Fax: (864) 585-9373

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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: Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg

Address: 15 Regency Hill Dr. Greenville, SC29607

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

Phone: (864) 244-3862

Fax: (864) 244-6134

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Greenwood County Food Pantry

Service: Provide food for low-income families. These food orders contain a basic week’s groceries.

Service Area: all of Greenwood County

Exceptions/Criteria: helps with emergency as the screening agency sees appropriate.

Address: P.O. Box 604 Greenwood, SC 29626;
929 Phoenix Street, Greenwood, SC 29646 (The United Center for Community Care Building)

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

Phone: (864) 942-8641;

Contact: Barbara Turnburk

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Greer Community Ministries

Services: provides food pantry, mobile meals, clothing closet, and senior dining. This company is dedicated to providing for the elderly, homebound, and disadvantaged person.

Address: 738 S. Line Street Extension, Greer, SC 29652
P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday

Phone: (864) 877-1937

Fax: (864) 877-1176

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Greer Relief and Resources Agency

Services: financial or material assistance – provides emergency food, winter fuel (oil); helps with rent and utilities, assists with purchase of medicine. Render referrals

Exceptions/Criteria: need cut off notice for electric assistance

Service Area: Greer, Taylors, Lyman, Wellford and Duncan

Address: 202 Victoria Street, Greer, SC 29651
P.O. Box 1303, Greer, SC 29652

Hours of Operation – Office: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; Closed 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Client Services: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday and Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Phone: (864) 848-5355

Fax: (864) 801-2014

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Helping Hands of Woodruff

Service: emergency financial assistance with food, prescription medicine, heating program is November – April (Wednesday Only), utilities, rent, and clothing closet is open only Mondays

Exception/Criteria: picture ID and SSN needed, proof of address, determined by application and interview

Address: 206 Chamblin St, or PO Box 483, Woodruff, SC 29388

Service Areas: also includes: Woodruff, Enoree

Hours of Operation: 10:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Phone: (864) 476-2401

Fax: (864) 476-9353

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Iron City Ministries

Services: provides money for prescriptions for the elderly and the indigent, help with rent, utilities, power bills, clothing, and food.

Exception/Criteria: elderly is 60+; will help anyone with medication; must bring bill/cut off notice along with SSN, picture ID, and proof of income or lack thereof.

Address: 109 W. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC 29702

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; must sign in by 11:30 a.m.

Phone: (864) 839-9783

Fax: (864) 839-9724


Laurens County Baptist Crisis Center

Services: helps with food, clothes, and furniture (when available)

Address: 60 Ranch Rd., Laurens, SC 29360

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

Phone: (864) 984-2966

Fax: (864) 984-2966


Oconee AID

Service: assists on one utility bill (rent, house payment, water, heat, or electric) per 6 months up to $50.00, provides free clothing and maintains a small food bank

Exception/Criteria: must be an Oconee resident for 30 days

Address: 105 Harrison Ave, Walhalla, SC 29691
P. O. Box: 811 Walhalla, SC 29691

Hours of Operation: 9:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday – Thursday; 9 a.m. for bill assistance; 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for clothing closet.

Phone: (864) 638-6963

Fax: (864) 718-8035


 

Piedmont Community Actions

Services: Assists low-income individuals and families. Provides headstart, child development, energy assistance and conservation case management, emergency financial assistance, senior citizen apartments, and computer classes.

Exception/Criteria: poverty guidelines; must bring proof of income

Service Area: Spartanburg and Cherokee

Address: Administrative Office (Main): 300 S. Daniel Morgan Avenue, Suite A
Spartanburg, SC 29306; P. O. Box 5374, Spartanburg, SC 29304
Head Start Center (Gaffney): 501 W Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC 29341

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

Phone: (864) 585-8183 Main, (864) 489-0279 Gaffney

Fax: (864) 585-5152

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Ray of Hope Outreach Ministry

Services: Food, shelter, clothing, G.E.D. assistance, business center, transportation to and from work (residents only)

Address: 3 Security Drive, Greenville, SC 29611

Phone: (864) 631-2395

Contact: Anthony Williams


Restoration Church

Services: Food Bank and Clothes Closet run my Hispanic ministry

Address: 6655 Pottery Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Hours of Operation: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., first three Wednesdays of each month

Phone: (864) 579-7797

Fax: (864) 579-9696

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Salvation Army – Cherokee

Services: medication, utilities (when funds are available), and food.

Exception/Criteria: must have proof of income

Address: P.O. Box 2087, Gaffney, SC 29342
601 Colonial Ave., Gaffney, SC 29340

Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Phone: (864) 489-2530

Fax: (864) 489-1618


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: (864) 855-6408

Fax: (864) 855-6551


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

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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
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

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T.O.T.A.L. Ministries

Services: assistance with rent, food, utilities, and prescription

Exception/Criteria: no deposit on utilities; must bring SSN and picture ID

Address: 300 Union Street, Suite B, Spartanburg, SC 29306;
P.O. Box 3554, Spartanburg, SC 29304

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

Phone: (864) 585-9167

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United Ministries

Services: Adult Education: GED & College/Career Placement. Employment Readiness: Job Placement & Training. Emergency Assistance: Rent, Utilities & Food. Place of Hope: Basic Services & Counseling for Homeless People

Exception/Criteria: helps the first 25 people who sign up for utilities and rent assistance. Generally provides one time help for prescriptions.

Address: 606 Pendleton St., Greenville, SC 29601

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Friday

Phone: (864) 232-6463, Emergency Assistance (food, rent, etc): (864) 335-2603

Fax: (864) 370-3518

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United Way Information and Referral 2-1-1

Services: provide information and referral for human care services. Provides telephone numbers of government, private, and religious organizations that deal in human care services such as emergency food, shelter, fuel, health services, child abuse counseling, handicapped, spouse abuse service, etc. (Funded provided by United Way of Anderson County)

Exception/Criteria: cannot help financially

Service Area: Anderson County

Address: 907 N. Main Street, Suite 202 Anderson, SC 29621
P.O. Box 2067 Anderson, SC 29622

Phone: 2-1-1 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), (864) 226-3438

Fax: (864) 226-3430

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United Way 2-1-1 of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties Information and Referral

Service Area: Greenwood and Abbeville Counties, McCormick County, Saluda

Address: 929 Phoenix St, Greenwood, SC 29646 (The United Center for Community Care Building)

Phone:  2-1-1 (24 hours a day)(864) 229-4103

Fax: (864) 229-7709

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United Way 2-1-1 (United Way of Greenville County – Information and Referral Service)

Services:  Comprehensive source for information and referral regarding health and human services providers and community resources.  Provides telephone numbers of government, private, and religious organizations that deal in health and human services such as emergency assistance (food, clothing, safe shelter, utilities and fuel, medications, emotional support, etc.); mental health, substance use disorder, and depression counseling services; youth and adult education; free income tax assistance; employment, credit, and housing issues; interpersonal violence, including domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and sexual violence; issues concerning seniors and persons with disabilities; health services; etc.

Exception/Criteria: Does not provide direct financial assistance

Address: N/A

Hours of Operation: 24 hours every day. Phone line is open 24 hours every day: 2-1-1

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