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Updates for the May 2019 Edition

Here’s a list of updates for the next edition (print or online). We hope to hear from you before going to press, so please take a look at this list and add your thoughts using the feedback link above (or text, email, phone call, whatever!!)

Addiction Recovery

  • (NEW) Anderson Oconee Behavioral Health Services
    Anderson Office: 226 McGee Road – 864-260-4168
    Oconee Office (Seneca): 691 South Oak Street – 864-882-7563
    M-Th 8a – 5p

Assistance for Disability Access

  • (NEW) Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (ACDSNB)

Camps (sub-section of For Youth)

  • (MOVED) Camp Sertoma from Medical Assistance
  • (NEW) Camp Sunshine
  • (NEW) Jaycee Camp Hope (Disabilities)
  • (MOVED) Lions Club, Camp Lions Den from Medical Assistance
  • (MOVED) Wilderness Way Camp from For Youth


  • (EDIT) Renamed Elder Support
  • (NEW) Get Care SC
  • (NEW) Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups
  • (NEW) Family Caregiver Support
  • (NEW) Seniors raising children
  • (NEW) South Carolina Respite Coalition

Emergency Shelters and Transitional Programs

  • (UPDATE) Safe Harbor: remove the 864 phone number. They prefer 800-291-2139 as the contact number.
  • (Online) Note: Both Safe Harbor and Mary’s House work with Men as victims of domestic violence, but it is unusual to provide housing. For Men, we added, (call) as a prompt.

Financial Assistance

  • (NEW) Self-help Credit Union

For Women

  • (NEW) If You Need A Bra, contact Noreen @ Clean Start. 219 Townsend St, 864.716.0766

For Youth

  • (NEW) Asociación Hispano-Americana de Mujeres – Hispanic-American Women’s Association
  • (NEW) Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, https://www.bbbsupstate.com/, 864.844.9907
  • (UPDATE) YMCA (online version edit: Added website link)

General Assistance

  • (DELETED) Anderson Housing Authority (moved to Housing)
  • (DELETED) Anderson County DSS (already in Need Help)
  • (UPDATE) Alston Wilkes Society contact updated to their corporate office in Columbia. We’re still hopeful that there will be a contact in Anderson, but for now such is not the case.


  • (ADDED) Anderson Housing Authority (from General Assistance)

Legal Assistance

  • (UPDATE) South Carolina Legal Services, changed the toll-free number to 888-346-5592
  • (UPDATE) The address for the Circuit Public Defender is changed to 500 S. McDuffie

Medical Assistance

  • (MOVED) Camp Sertoma to Camps
  • (MOVED) Lions Club, Camp Lions Den to Camps

Need Help: Hotlines

  • (EDIT) Renamed “Emergency Services” to “Hotlines”
  • (NEW) 
    • Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
    • National AIDS Hotline; Español – Nacional SIDA/VIH línea directa
    • National Hopeline Network
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    • National STD Hotline
  • (MOVED) Pregnancy Support Line to Pregnancy Care
  • (MOVED) Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital 130 SC-252 — 864-231-2600 (24-hrs) to Mental Health

Pregnancy Care

  • (MOVED) Pregnancy Support Line from Need Help

Supportive Services

  • (ONLINE) Anderson School District One’s Family Service resources
  • (NEW) ABC Child Care Voucher (financial help)
  • (NEW) Family Connection South Carolina

Note: Overall, we should have removed all “military times” and “R” for Thursday in days of the week.

Online Database

In case you missed it, we are building out our online version of the Community Resource Guide here: [Online Version]. At the moment, this is a simple data table view, but don’t miss the filter option. You can quickly reduce the list of 200 entries and find what you’re looking for by filtering on category or any text you enter in the textbox.

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