Crisis Assistance

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Giving at the Right Time

A temporary crisis can either be stabilized or allowed to develop into a catastrophe. Our crisis assistance programs can save a family from financial catastrophe with items most people take for granted: a grocery bag of food or a $50 prescription.

The mission of each crisis assistance service is to provide hopeful options, strong encouragement and a measure of stability to people finding themselves facing financial uncertainty.



Food & Medication

Our food pantry uses a client-choice model, allowing families to choose the food items that fit their family’s needs. Assistance with life-sustaining medication is available.


Emergency Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families with a demonstrated need due to crisis. Financial assistance is also given to participants in our education and employment programs to help maintain employment status.


Benefit Bank & VITA

The Benefit Bank and VITA are services provided by the United Way of Greenville County. The Benefit Bank identifies public benefits that a family may be eligible for (including SNAP, Medicaid/Medicare, Veterans’ Benefits, etc.) and helps them submit the necessary applications. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides free tax return preparation for low-income families.

Our Impact

In 2021

Families Provided with Food
Families Provided Rent Assistance
Individuals Provided Utility Assistance

Next Steps

Recipients of crisis assistance may already be working toward financial stabilization and need a boost, or they may come to us with a need and stay in order to: