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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

*Pregnancy related healthcare services can be found under Baby Care because these providers often offer parenting education and material support as well.

Healthcare

ATTENTION
Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- low price medications- Blink Health

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- prescription discount card- Familywize

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- medical- Good Samaritan Clinic

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO

Statewide- free & low-cost birth control- No Drama

Statewide- prescription assistance, children’s dental- Welvista

Regional

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)- medical care- TriCounty Family Ministries

Upstate- prescription assistance- Prisma Health

County/City

Aiken- medical assistance, prescription assistance- Acts of Aiken

Aiken- prescription assistance- St. Mary Help of Christians

Aiken County- medical services, prescription assistance- The Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County

Buncombe County- medical, dental, prescription- ABCCM

Chapin- medical, dental- We Care Center

Charleston- medical- Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic

Columbia- medical, dental, vision- Christ Central Ministries, Inc.

Dorchester County- medical- Dream Center Clinic

Gloverville- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) prescription assistance- Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center

Greenville- medical- The Greenville Free Medical Clinic

Greenville- prescription assistance- United Ministries

Lexington- prescription assistance- Mission Lexington

Mount Pleasant- medical, dental, prescription assistance- ECCO

Mount Pleasant- free clinic- ICNA Relief

Summerville- medical, vision, dental- Community Impact for Christ

Housing/Shelter

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- ICNA Relief

National- Low Income Apartments

National- Mercy Housing

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) Catholic Charities

Statewide (age limits)- Florence Crittenton

Statewide- Homes of Hope

Regional

Lowcountry- Lowcountry Continuum of Care

Midlands (domestic abuse)- Sistercare

Midlands- Transitions

Northwest SC (domestic abuse)- Safe Harbor

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)- Florence Crittenton

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester) (domestic abuse)- My Sister’s House

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)- TriCounty Family Ministries

Upstate- Miracle Hill Ministries

Upstate- SHARE

Upstate- United Housing Connections

County/City

Aiken (domestic abuse)- Cumbee Center

Aiken- Nurture Home

Aiken- The Salvation Army

Aiken County- Aiken Housing Authority

Buncombe County- ABCCM

Cayce- Housing Authority

Charleston- One80Place

Cherokee County- Cherokee County Rescue Mission

Columbia- Christ Central Ministries, Inc.

Columbia- Family Promise

Columbia- Family Shelter

Columbia- Homeless No More

Columbia- Oliver Gospel

Columbia- The Women’s Shelter

Dorchester County- Dorchester County Community Outreach

Greenville- Housing Authority

Greenville- Shepherd’s Gate

Greenville- United Ministries

Greer- Daily Bread Ministries

North Charleston (seasonal)- Aldersgate United Methodist Church

North Charleston- Housing Authority

Richland County- Housing Authority

Rock Hill- Pilgrims’ Inn

Spartanburg- The Haven

Spartanburg- Spartanburg Rescue Mission

Affordable Childcare

ATTENTION
Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- emergency, sick child, postpartum, etc.- Nanny Poppinz

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- scholarships- First Steps

Statewide- National Head Start Association

Statewide- child care directory- SC Child Care Services

Regional

County/City

Aiken- childcare scholarships- Acts of Aiken

Greenville- weekends, extended hours- Bumble Bee Daycare and Learning Center

Greenville- drop-in prices- Giggles Drop-In Childcare

Greenville- hourly, weekends, extended hours- Kids Zone

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

CFPB (rental assistance programs)

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

FAFSA

HUD

IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TANF

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

Baby Care

ATTENTION
Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.

National

National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- specialized virtual doula services- Love Above Doula Services

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy

Statewide

Statewide- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) material support- Catholic Charities

Statewide- parenting programs- Children’s Trust of South Carolina

Statewide- children with disabilities and/or healthcare needs- Family Connection

Statewide- nurse family partnership- First Steps

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- prenatal care- Good Samaritan Clinic

Statewide- baby items- Seacoast Church

Regional

Lowcountry- diaper bank- Bundles of Joy

Lowcountry- diaper bank- Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank

Lowcountry- diapers, baby items- Lowcountry Blessing Box Project

Midlands- car seat program- Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

Midlands- diaper assistance, family support programs- Power in Changing

County/City

Aiken- parent education, diapers, baby items- Welcome Baby

Blythewood- children’s clothing- God’s Closet

Columbia- children’s clothing- God’s Closet

Columbia- diaper bank- South Carolina Diaper Bank

Greenville- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) maternity & baby items, resource referrals- Birthright of Greenville

Greenville- earn while you learn, parenting program-Little Steps

Lexington- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) maternity & infant supplies- LaVie Pregnancy Care Center

Lexington- baby supplies- Mission Lexington

Child Support

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General Assistance

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- search church outreach programs- FaithStreet

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- food assistance, family services- ICNA Relief

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food, clothing, job, holiday, rent, utility assistance, etc.- Catholic Charities

Statewide- employment assistance- Goodwill

Statewide- resource database- SC Thrive

Statewide- job search- SC Works

Statewide- food, clothing, houehold items, etc.- Seacoast Church

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Statewide- mortgage assistance- Telamon Corporation

Regional

Charleston Metropolitan Area- public transportation- CARTA

Lowcountry- food assistance- Lowcountry Blessing Box Project

Lowcountry- food bank directory- Lowcountry Food Bank

Lowcountry- food, clothing, job search, financial planning, etc.- Lowcountry Hope Center

Midlands- food assistance- Foodshare

Midlands- employment assistance for fathers- Midlands Fatherhood Coalition

Midlands- period supplies- Power in Changing

Midlands- public transportation- The Comet

Midlands- homeless prevention, energy assistance, holiday assistance, school supplies- The Salvation Army

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)- food bank- Gateway Community Church

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)- home repair, heat and cold relief program- Operation Home

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)- economic independence programs- Palmetto Community Action Partnership

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)- community resource center- Royal Missionary Baptist Church

Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)- food & clothing assistance, job placement, financial assistance- TriCounty Family Ministries

Upstate- food bank directory- Harvest Hope

Upstate- food pantry- Miracle Hill Ministries

Upstate- services directory- SC Upstate Continuum of Care

Upstate- homeless prevention, home repair, energy assistance, etc.- SHARE

Upstate- housing assistance, scholarships- Urban League

County/City

Aiken- utility assistance, car ministry, food pantry, clothing vouchers, furniture/household, etc.- Acts of Aiken

Aiken- public transit- Best Friend Express

Aiken- food boxes, clothing, household items, GED program, job training, etc.- Christ Central

Aiken- food assistance- Golden Harvest Food Bank

Aiken- utility assistance, food assistance, clothing, home repairs, etc.- St. Mary Help of Christians

Aiken- food pantry- St. Vincent de Paul Society

Aiken- daily meals- The Salvation Army

Aiken County- summer food program- Aiken Housing Authority

Berkeley County- food pantry- Helping Hands of Goose Creek

Berkeley County- financial stability services, employment assistance, referrals- Trident United Way

Cayce- general assistance- God’s Helping Hands

Chapin- food & utility assistance, GED assistance- We Care Center

Charleston- legal services, daily meals- One80Place

Charleston- food pantry, rent & utility assistance, holiday assistance- The Salvation Army

Columbia- food pantry- Rehoboth UMC

Dorchester County- financial stability services, employment assistance, referrals- Trident United Way

Gloverville- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food pantry, utility assistance, GED program, job training, etc.- Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center

Greenville- rent assistance- GCRA

Greenville- public transit- Greenlink

Greenville- food bank directory- Loaves & Fishes

Greenville- food & clothing assistance, rent & utility assistance- North Greenville Crisis Ministry

Greenville- daily meals- Project Host

Greenville- various assistance- The Salvation Army

Greenville- food assistance- The Samaritan House of Greenville

Greenville- food assistance, resource referrals, etc- Triune Mercy Center

Greenville- rent & utility assistance, food assistance, GED and job readiness, day center, etc.- United Ministries

Greenville- school supply events- United Way

Greenville- food pantry- Water of Life

Greer- daily meals- Daily Bread Ministries

Irmo- food, clothing, utility assistance- Sharing God’s Love

Isle of Palms- furniture bank- Hope to Home Furniture Resource

Lexington- food pantry- Calvary Chapel of Lexington

Lexington- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food pantry- Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Lexington- financial assistance, food, clothing, school supplies- Mission Lexington

Lexington- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food pantry- St. James Lutheran Church

Lexington County- food pantry- Christian Life Church

Mount Pleasant- food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, job search, etc.- ECCO

North Augusta- food assistance, clothing, transportation assistance, etc.- CMONA

North Charleston- food, clothing, showers, toiletries- Aldersgate United Methodist Church

North Charleston- food assistance- Christ Temple Church

North Charleston- food, clothing, household items- Lowcountry C.A.R.E.S.

Richland County- food pantry- Christian Life Church

Summerville- food pantry- Bacons Bridge Free Worship Center

Summerville- food pantry- Boone Hill United Methodist Church

Summerville- food & clothing assistance- Community Impact for Christ

Summerville- resource referrals- Community Resource Center

Summerville- food assistance- Expanding the Table

Summerville- financial assistance, food & clothing- Help of Summerville

Summerville- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food assistance, family outreach- St. Luke’s Lutheran

Summerville- food pantry- Salem Baptist Church

Swansea- (Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food pantry- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Walterboro- food pantry, clothing closet- Edgewood Baptist Church

West Columbia- general assistance- Brookland Baptist Church

West Columbia- financial assistance- Brookland Foundation

West Columbia- food pantry- Crossroads World Outreach Center

West Columbia- food pantry- Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church

West Columbia- food pantry- Iglesia Cristiana Jehova Reina

West Columbia-(Refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food pantry- Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church

Support Groups

ATTENTION
All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.

National

National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- Motherhood Redefined

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Statewide- fatherhood programs- South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

Regional

Midlands- (fathers) Midlands Fatherhood Coalition

County/City

Aiken- Christ Central

Greenville- Grace Church

Greenville- SPIN

I Don’t See My City

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

Putative Father Registry

Register Here

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

ATTENTION
This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

Consent or relinquishment for the purpose of adoption must be made by a sworn document, signed by the person or the head of the agency giving consent or relinquishment after the birth of the adoptee.

Withdrawal of any consent or relinquishment is not permitted except by order of the court.

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

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