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What is Addiction?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) updated its definition of addiction in October of 2019. The new definition takes into account the complex biological, social, psychological and environmental aspects of the disease in an attempt to help others better […]

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Limited Affordable Housing

Our county’s affordable housing has limited availability: there are only 22% of the subsidized rental housing units needed for low-income renters (SC Housing Needs Assessment 2019); further, 45.4% of Anderson County’s housing stock is considered functionally obsolete and represents a […]

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McKinney-Vento

How many children in Anderson County’s school districts (all five) were identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless in the school year 2018-2019? About 120 About 750 About 1000 About 1500 The correct answer to the quiz is […]

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Make Space to Serve

Pause and create the space to serve…start small, even one hour a month. Does that sound reasonable? “But what if I only have an hour? Or $5 per month to contribute? Is it even worth it?” An hour a week […]

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Recommended Reading List

If you know me at all, you know that I love to read. Over the last several months, my reading has been focused on the broad subject of poverty. Within this area, there are many types of books that range […]

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Resources for South Carolina – Upstate

We often get asked questions about resources in other counties in the Upstate area of South Carolina. There are indeed some guides in varying formats for the surrounding counties and some handy resources we love to share. Here’s a handful to […]

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Challenges for the Silver Tsunami

A substantial portion of our population is reaching their “silver years” at a rate that is outpacing the opposite extreme. This is referred to as the Silver Tsunami. In 2019, nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65 each […]