Emergency Assistance

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 allows families to choose the food items that fit their family’s needs. Assistance with life-sustaining medication is available. HOURS: Mon/Tue/Fri from 8:00-11:30 AM at 606 Pendleton Street.


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 Adult Education and Striving to Thrive programs to help maintain employment status.

HOURS: By Appointment Only.
Below Age 60: Call on Mondays only at 8:30 am: 864-335-2603
Age 60 and Above: Call on Tuesdays only at 11:00 am: 864-336-2661

Our Impact

In 2022

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

Next Steps

Recipients of emergency 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: