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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

Americorps

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina

The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina serves the association members, to enhance the environment for conducting business in the building industry and to maintain housing as a top priority in the greater Columbia area.

Call 211

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resource they need. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Columbia Housing Authority

Recognized as one of the leading housing authorities in the nation, Columbia Housing Authority has been providing quality affordable housing for residents of Columbia, Cayce and Richland County, South Carolina since 1934.

Cooperative Ministry

Supports employed, receiving unemployment or receiving retirement clients. With a range of services, we focus on providing short-term assistance and developing long-term stability.

Counseling Consultants

Counseling Consultants was formed to provide quality social services to the community with excellence and affordability. Our clinicians have no less than 20 years of experience in all facets of social work and strive for excellence on the behalf of our clients.

Eau Claire Community Health Centers

If you need help, we are here for you. Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers provide services for the communities of the Midlands of South Carolina (Lexington, Richland, Fairfield, and Newberry Counties), regardless of age, background, or health condition. We have over 50 primary care doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who specialize in family medicine, internal medicine, womens health, behavioral medicine, dentistry, and many other areas of medicine.

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Providing for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

Home Works

Since 1996, Home Works has enabled more than 38,000 youth and adult volunteers to repair the homes of more than 2,600 elderly, disabled or veteran homeowners across SC-NC-GA. Forty percent of these homes are in and around Columbia, SC.

Lexington Interfaith Community Services

In the late seventies, a group of ministers, lay people and community associations led by the Lexington Ministerial Association addressed the need for a coordinated effort to provide basic needs of families in crisis. Our services include food, clothing, and limited financial assistance (when available) for rent, electric bills, prescriptions, water, and automobile gas.

St. Bernard Project

St. Bernard Projects mission is to shorten the time between disaster and full recovery by ensuring that disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by William Booth, in London, England. The Salvation Army established a corps in Columbia, SC, in 1906 and has been serving people living in extreme poverty in the Midlands for more than 100 years.

South Carolina Access

The mission of SC Access is to help older adults, people with disabilities, and those who care for them access useful information about long term support and needed services. Through the use of a comprehensive web-based service directory and regional Information and Referral Specialists, individuals will be able to find options for care throughout South Carolina to enable them to live as independently as possible.

South Carolina Legal Services

South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. SCLS is a non-profit corporation, funded by grants from the federally funded Legal Services Corporation, the South Carolina Bar Foundation, local United Ways, state court filing fees, and other federal, state and local funding.

United Way of the Midlands

The mission of United Way of the Midlands is simple: We unite people and resources to improve the quality of life in the Midlands.

Disability Resources

Able - South Carolina

Provide a variety of training programs to educate and assist the community in disability accommodation and awareness.

Center for Disability Resources Library

The CDR Library is a collaborative effort between BabyNet/First Steps to School Readiness, the Center for Disability Resources, the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library. The CDR Library consists of books, videos, brochures, and audiotapes covering a variety of disability-related topics. The Center for Disability Resources Library is located within the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library on Garners Ferry Road.

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. This guide from the Affordable Colleges Online website, will help you find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.

PRO-Parents

Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina, Inc., is a private, non-profit organization which provides information and training about education to families of children with all types of disabilities.

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disablities, INC.

P&A has been an independent, statewide, non-profit corporation that protects and advances the legal rights of people with disabilities.

South Carolina Access

The mission of SC Access is to help older adults, people with disabilities, and those who care for them access useful information about long term support and needed services. Through the use of a comprehensive web-based service directory and regional Information and Referral Specialists, individuals will be able to find options for care throughout South Carolina to enable them to live as independently as possible.

South Carolina Autism Society

The mission of SCAS is to enable every individual with autism spectrum disorders in South Carolina to reach their maximum potential.

South Carolina Commission for the Blind

Our mission is to provide quality individualized vocational rehabilitation services, independent living services and prevention-of-blindness services to blind and visually impaired consumers leading to competitive employment and social and economic independence.

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and and Special Needs

The SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, as defined in the South Carolina Code of Law, serves persons with intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.

South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council

The mission of the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council is to provide leadership in planning, funding, and implementing initiatives that lead to improved quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change.

South Carolina Talking Book Services

Providing library services to the blind, visually impaired, and physically handicapped of South Carolina.

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