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A).    AGENCIES PROVIDING ASSISTANCE AT THE HOLIDAYS:

  • Deep Well Project: “Santa Shop”: toys, books, crafts and activities, and clothes for children ages 1 through 12/ Phone: (843)785-2849
  • United Way of the Lowcountry: Operation Holiday Heroes: assistance with Christmas gifts for children Salvation Army office, 2505 North Street, Beaufort, SC Phone: (843) 524-3727
  • Agape Family Life Center: 5855 S. Okatie Hwy., Hardeeville, SC
    Christmas dinner: call for date & time (not on Dec. 25th)
  • Love House Ministries: 423 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906 Phone: (843) 525-1043 Provide toys for Christmas to children
  • Toys for Tots – http://www.toysfortots.org/request_toys/Default.aspx (912) 651-7730 – United Way (submit application)
  • Bluffton Self Help: 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10, Bluffton, SC 29910 Phone: (843) 757-8000 – Meal at the holidays and Christmas toy drive

Food Assistance:
B).    Beaufort County Soup Kitchens & Shelters

  • Campbell Chapel Community Soup Kitchen
    Bluffton – 25 Boundary Street – 843-757-3652
    Serves on Wednesdays 12-1PM
  • Family Promise of Beaufort County
    Bluffton – 843-815-4211
    Provides temporary housing and meals for homeless families with children
  • Grateful Hearts Soup Kitchen at Holy Family Catholic Church
    Hilton Head – 24 Pope Avenue – 843-785-2895
    Serves on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Resurrection Christian Community Church
    Hilton Head – 296 Spanish Wells Road – 843-689-3625
    Serves meals on Wednesdays
  • St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church
    Hilton Head – 20 Pope Avenue – 843-785-4711
    Serves meals on Fridays
  • St. James Baptist Church Community Soup Kitchen
    Hilton Head – 209 Beach City Road – 843-681-6446
    Serves meals on Thursdays
  • World of Difference Inc.
    Beaufort – 36 Faith Station – 843-271-3472
    Serves hot meals on Saturdays noon-2:00pm
    Provides groceries on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 7:00pm

C).    Beaufort County Food Banks & Pantries

  • Bluffton Self Help
    Bluffton – 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10 – 843-757-8000
    Provides food and assistance for those in crisis situation
  • Lowcountry Food Bank | Chefs’ Feast
    Yemassee – One Guess Road
    Provides food for 400 Lowcountry hunger-relief organizations
    Lowcountry Food Bank Phone: 843-747-8146 ext100
  • Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
    Hilton Head Island – 8 Hunter Road – 843-645-0935
    Feeding the hungry of Hilton Head Island on Tuesdays and Fridays 12:00PM-2:00PM
  • Second Helpings
    Hilton Head – 843-689-3689 or 877-286-3663
    Distributes food to over 65 area agencies
  • Deep Well Project
    Hilton Head Island – 154-A Beach City Road
    Provides assistance to Hilton Head Island residents in need
  • Hunger Coalition of the Low Country
    Hilton Head Island – 843-363-6858
    Working to feed the hungry and house the homeless children, women and men in Hilton Head
  • Streets of America Homeless Outreach
    Beaufort – 843-592-1001 – 19 Santee Lane
    Mobile ministry bringing food, clothes, spiritual counsel and other needed items to homeless, many of which are veterans.
  • Church of the Cross
    53 Persimmon St., Bluffton, SC
    Hours: 9:30-11:00am, Tuesday Phone: (843) 757-2661
  • Agape
    5855 S. Okatie Hwy., Hardeeville, SC
    Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:00am to 2:00 pm

D).     ADDITIONAL emergency shelter / Housing

This is the most comprehensive and up to date listing online: http://www.sciway.net/org/beaufort-sc-homeless-resources.html

  • BEAUFORT

Family Promise of the Lowcountry

Allows families with children to stay for as long as needed; some up to 221 days.
-Non-denominational, 35 congregations house and feed the families through the nights. – The Family Promise of the Lowcountry Day Center provides training, child care assistance, resume prep, budgeting, and access to a psychiatrist.
-Families have access to immediate child care vouchers the day they start the program.

(843) 815-4211 / Jennifer Coleman / jenniferfamilypromise@gmail.com

  • Ladies Island, SC

Faith-based shelter focusing on addiction recovery

-Ages 17-65, men and women shelter for up to one year

www.thearcofbeaufort.org

843-470-1117 for referral/acceptance

TLC Ministries 631-835-1129

  • Ridgeland, SC

Christ Central Mission 843-726-9311 or 843-226-0170

MEN ONLY faith-based homeless shelter

  • Savannah, GA

Old Savannah City Mission:http://www.oscm.org/nservice.html

E).     Charitable Agencies providing multiple SERVICES
Food, Bills, Heat etc.

  1. Deep Water Project:

    80 Capital Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    Phone: (843)785-2849
    email: dwprojecthhi@gmail.com
    Provide free food at the food pantry
    · Livable housing: a variety of repair and improvement services and range of projects to make home safe and “livable”
    · Medical Assistance: medicine, emergency dental care, assistance with eye glasses, toothbrush, toothpaste, diapers, and other hygiene items
    · Rent & Utility assistance
    · Emergency Shelter to those who have lost their home
    · Furniture & Appliances: small appliances, bedding, tables & chairs, dresser, sofa, etc.
    · Uniform & school supplies – a voucher is provided to purchase uniforms

  2. United Way of the Lowcountry:

    HELPLINE: (843) 757-HELP (4357)
    Food, Housing and Utilities
    · Child Care and Education
    · Credit Counseling/Financial Education
    · Health Care Counseling/Support Groups
    · Disaster Assistance

  3. Franciscan Center:

    85 Mattis Rd, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
    (843) 838-3924
    Provides: food, emergency financial assistance for utility bill, prescriptions, eye glasses, clothing, home repair,
    · Will help with immigration status problems. Provides family literacy and English as second language classes

  4. Salvation Army:

    2505 North St, Beaufort, SC 2990
    (843) 524-3727
    Provides food pantry, prescription expense assistance, rent and utility assistance

  5. St Francis by the Sea Catholic Church:

    45 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (843) 681-6350
    Provides food, prescription expenses, rent, utilities, thrift shop
    · Hispanic services available

  6. Second Helping:

    officeadmin@secondhelpingslc.org (843) 689-3689
    Provides food assistance

  7. Bluffton Self Help:

    39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10, Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 757-8000
    Free food, clothing and financial aid
    · medication expense assistance, rent payment assistance – must be at least 30 days late or have eviction notice, utility bill assistance – must be 30 days late or have cut off notice

  8. HELP of Beaufort:

    1910 Baggett Street, PO Box 472, Beaufort, SC. 29901
    (843) 524-1223
    Provide emergency assistance to families
    · Food assistance (food pantry), clothing is provided at no charge once a month, and partial payments toward utilities, rent, mortgage or medications once a year propane gas, vision and hearing costs.

  9. Agape Family Life Center:

    5855 S. Okatie Hwy., Hardeeville, SC
    (843) 784-6008
    Food bank, gym, substance abuse support group, GED classes, life skills, clothing

  10. Hardeeville Thrift Shop:

    12 Coastal Hwy 17 South, Hardeeville, SC 29927
    (843) 784-3157 Provides clothing, furniture, appliances and household goods
    Food pantry – Wednesday and Saturday

f).     crisis:

  • General:
    • General Emergency Services: 911
    • Beaufort Memorial Hospital: 1-843-522-5200
  • Mental Health
    • Local Emergent: CCRI, Community Crisis Response and Intervention (mobile unit)
      833-DMH-CCRI (833-364-2274)
    • Local Non-Emergent: Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton: Coastal Empire Mental Health 843-524-3378
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Help Now Text HOME to 741-741
  • Veterans’ Crisis Line
        1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    Press 1 / Text to 838255
  • ABUSE
  • Rape Crisis & Domestic Violence
    Local: EMERGENCY SHELTER AVAILABLE
    Hotline 1-800-868-2632 / 1-843-524-2256
    Hopeful Horizons hopefulhorizons.org
  • National: 1-866-331-9474
    Text loveis to 22522
    Online Chat: loveisrespect.org
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Referral
    1-800-662-HELP (4357) / samhsa.gov

 

G).     MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Medication Assistance: · (803) 933-9184 · www.welvista.org

Assistance with Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids: · SC Lions Charitable Services · http://www.sclions.org/ · Phone: (866) 325-4667

Dental Assistance: · (803) 584-4803 · http://www.welvista.org/smiles.asp

H).     Bereavement Services:

  • Friends of Caroline Hospice (children & adults) – 843-525-6257
  • Hospice Care of the Lowcountry – 843-706-2296

 I).     Government assistance resources:

MULTIPLE SERVICES (food, EXPENSENSES)

  1. Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity:
    1905 Duke St, Beaufort, SC 29901
    (843) 255-7220
    Low Income Heat and Energy Program (LIHEAP)
    · rent payment assistance (with a court ordered eviction notice)
    · utility bill payment assistance (including water bills, must be at least 30 days late or disconnected)
    · weatherization program
  2. Beaufort County DSS:
    https://dss.sc.gov/assistance-programs/
  3. Beaufort Housing Authority – 843-525-7059
  4. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    – cash assistance, employment and training services
  5. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    – food stamps, employment and training services
  6. Food and Nutrition Programs – emergency food assistance, programs for seniors, healthy eating activities
  7. SC Voucher Program – child care assistance
  8. Refugee Resettlement – Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), which provides cash payment to eligible refugees. The RCA program is modeled after South Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance program called Family Independence (FI) which provides medical assistance to eligible refugee populations. They provide employment assistance, case management and other services
  9. Medicaid Van – 1-866-445-9954
  10. Healthy Connections/Medicaid – 1-888-549-0820
  11. Birth Certificate – 843-525-7637
  12. Children’s Rehab Services – 843-524-4075
  13. WIC (Women, Infant & Children Services) 843-525-7608
  14. Special Needs Services:
    Baby Net – 843-525-4085
    · Beaufort Co Health Department – 843-525-7615
    · Beaufort Co School Early Intervention Services – 843-706-8300
    · Disabilities & Special Needs Board – 843-255-6300
    · Parent Community REACH Center – 843-322-2506
    · Parent to Parent/HealthLink – 843-525-5897
    · SC Commission for the Blind – 843-539-1156
    · SC Protection & Advocacy for the Handicapped – 1-800-743-2553en) – 843-525-7608

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