Resources for Basic Needs

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

File for unemployment benefits and other employment questions related to COVID-19

211 Financial Resources

Resources that help with financial difficulties related to COVID-19

SC Thrive

You can call the SC Thrive Contact Center to apply for SNAP and Medicaid benefits over the phone. The SC Thrive Contact Center can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at (800)-726-8774.

Aid for Veterans in Need of Housing & Utility Bill Assistance

Relief funding to help veterans pay housing costs and utility bills is now available in South Carolina.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs stated, this funding is to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Veterans do not need to have an eviction notice to get help.  Those who wish to apply for funding can call the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program at




If you know a homeless veteran, you can also contact the SSVF Program for possible assistance in obtaining shelter. 

Lowcountry Food Bank

Food Pantry Locations

Charleston Pro-Bono Legal Services COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Information on Charleston Pro-Bobo Legal Services in addition to information about cases, evictions, utility shut offs and other current areas of concern. Updated as needed.

South Carolina Appleseen Legal Justice Center

In the wake of school closure, economic shock and other unseen impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Appleseed has created a comprehensive database for South Carolina families searching for answers about food access, housing, consumer protection,  healthcare and other developments. Information in both english and spanish.

Palmetto Community Care

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 we will not be accepting clients or visitors at Palmetto Community Care for Case Management services or HIV/STI testing.  We will be instituting a virtual medical case management model utilizing phone calls and other tools to continue to provide lifesaving assistance, programs and services. If you are a client of PCC and you are in need of assistance, please call our office at (843) 747-2273 and ask to speak with your case manager so that we may continue to assist you with your needs.  Unfortunately, this virtual model does not allow for our HIV/STI testing to continue, so all HIV/STI testing has been suspended at this time and until further notice.

Truesdale Medical Center

Truesdale Medical Center is now seeing patients in the office on a limited basis, following safety measures, as well as via confidential video visits or telephone consults to diagnose or treat minor illnesses and chronic health problems, alike. We also understand anxiety may be heightened these days. Our mental health team is immediately available to help. You can schedule a telehealth visit by calling (843) 266-3870 or emailing us at

Our Lady of Mercy

Emergency services (food, clothing, financial assistance) continue to operate at both locations. The soup kitchen has moved from hot lunches to pick-up bag lunches.


ECCO is still operating during our normal business hours - Monday through Friday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Please be aware of the following information for ECCO Clients:

CLOTHING CLOSET – As of March 17th, ECCO’s Clothing Closet will be closing and we will only be able to assist those with emergency needs. This is being done to reduce the number of people coming into the Warehouse in order to keep our food supply safe.

DENTAL CLINIC – As of March 17th, ECCO’s Dental Clinic will be closing all services, except for emergency pain and infection situations. However, the dental staff will be available for any questions or concerns.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Effective March 16th, St. Vincent de Paul has closed. Until further notice, no appointments will be scheduled for furniture or household goods.

MONTHLY FOOD ORDERS – When pulling around back to pick up your food order, please do not come inside the warehouse. We ask that you please ring the bell, and a volunteer will bring the food order to your vehicle.

MONTHLY FARMER’S MARKET – ECCO’s monthly Fresh & Free Farmer’s Market has shifted into pop-up events across the Lowcountry. Each month, we’ll visit sites in Cainhoy/Huger, McClellanville, and here at our campus on Six Mile Road in Mount Pleasant. Held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, this drive-thru model will provide families with fruits and vegetables for the entire household. This program is open to anyone living in the area.

Dee Norton

Essential, scheduled, direct services will continue at the Downtown center located at 1061 King Street between 10am-3pm Monday-Friday. The East Cooper offices will be closed during this time.

One80 Place

Essential, scheduled, direct services will continue at the Downtown center located at 1061 King Street between 10am-3pm Monday-Friday. The East Cooper offices will be closed during this time.


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