2020 Self-Sufficiency Standard

We’re excited to provide a link to the 2020 Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina. Here are a few snippets to get your interest: The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a measure of income adequacy that is based on the costs of basic […]


Online Edition (version 1.1)

Version 1.1 of our Online Community Resource Guide has been out for a while, but not everyone knows about the features and what we’re trying to accomplish with this tool. The Online edition offers additional resources along with features that […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


Winter 2020 Updates

Here’s a summary of updates for our Winter 2020 version. We hope to distribute this edition by the first week of February 2020.


Finding Your Passion

We believe the community is best served when we match volunteers with similar passions to organizations that address each particular need. To address this goal, we are working on an exercise designed to help people identify their top passions and […]


SC Thrive Overview, Medicaid, and SNAP

FREE Event We’re excited to host our friends from SC Thrive to learn about Thrive Hub, Medicaid, SNAP, and other topics! Event Details: Date: November 14, 2019 Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am Location: Anderson Main Library, 300 N McDuffie, Anderson […]

Build A Kit, Home

Blessings Bags

A friend in Christ reached out to share her story with us recently. Allow me to share this incredible idea. How many times have you seen people walking along the shoulder of the road, sitting on a downtown bench, or […]