Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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South Carolina Assistance Programs and Services


  • South Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-616-1309
  • South Carolina Aged Blind Or Disabled (ABD)   A full range of coverage for eligible aged, blind or disabled individuals with low income, Call: 888-549-0820
  • South Carolina Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Offers cash as temporary financial assistance for qualifying families with dependent children when families cannot provide for their basic needsCall: 800-616-1309
  • South Carolina Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: 866-788-6565
  • South Carolina SNAP2Work Program  – Designed to provide South Carolina adults who receive SNAP benefits with employment and training servicesCall: 800-616-1309
  • South Carolina Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible South Carolina residents, Call: 888-549-0820
  • South Carolina Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (PE)  – Offers immediate, temporary health coverage as a last resort payment option to hospital patients who meet income requirements, Call: 888-549-0820
  • South Carolina Partners for Healthy Children (PHC)  – Provides health insurance plans for children who live in families with income at or below 208% of the Federal Poverty Level, Call: 888-549-0820
  • South Carolina Children’s Health Coverage Program (CHIP)  – Provides no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in South Carolina, Call: 866-255-5437
  • South Carolina Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program  – Helps maintain premium payments for eligible Medicaid beneficiaries who retain their private health insurance, Call: 803-264-6847
  • South Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 800-868-0404
  • South Carolina National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 803-734-8205
  • South Carolina Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 803-734-8196
  • South Carolina Summer Food Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call803-734-8194
  • South Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 803-734-8194
  • South Carolina Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 843-332-1135
  • South Carolina Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Provides home energy assistance to help eligible low-income households meet their home heating and/or cooling needsCall: Local Agency
  • South Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Provides home weatherization assistance to improve the quality of life for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities and children by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety, Call: Local Agency
  • South Carolina Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) ⇑ – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 803-254-4432
  • South Carolina Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with benefits to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 803-898-0973
  • South Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Program ⇑ – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • South Carolina Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA