This list is not all inclusive & is not meant as an endorsement of any individual organization.  Please note that most agencies are able to serve only when funds are available &  other restrictions or conditions may apply.  Check websites and call directly for clarification or additional information.


Statewide Resources for South Carolina:

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Website has public housing agencies by county that assist in safe, decent (section 8 and low rent) housing for eligible low income families.
SC United Way  click on “find help”

211 or 800-922-2283 (Trident)

Listings of help for Crisis Housing, Clothing, Food Pantries, Transitional Housing, Utility service payment assistance, etc.
The Benefit Bank

Go to the website and type in your city and state to find Benefit Bank sites near you.

Free income tax filing, free benefit application submitting for food assistance and medical assistance,


Call for specific hours

Celebration Station
1935 Reynolds Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405843-225-6603
Clothes and Food Pantry
Charleston County Human Services
1069 King Street
Charleston, SC

(see website for additional locations & #’s)


Rent & utility bill assistance. Serves Tri County. Can also help with food and medication, weatherization of homes, employment, youth enrichment.
Church of Christ
3950 Azalea Drive
Charleston, SC


Assists with utility bills
Community Center of St Matthews
405 King Street
Charleston SC


 job and life skills training, technology instruction and English language acquisition
Community Impact for Christ

Old Fort Baptist Church
10505 Dorchester Rd.
Summerville, SC 29485


Program provides a clothes closet, food pantry, hot meals every Monday evening, medical clinic, optometry, etc.
East Cooper Community Outreach
1145 Six Mile Road
Mt Pleasant, SC


Flood relief, food, clothing, financial assistance, dental, furniture, medical clinic, prescription assistance, employment services, women’s empowerment, budgeting
Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion Community Outreach
218 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 722-2024

Groceries: Second Saturday of each month, first come first serve

Medical clinic: 8AM, Wed 2PM and Saturdays at 9

Good Will

see website for locations & additional numbers


Provides clothing vouchers for the homeless (must be referred by a social services organization).  They also provide pre-employment/ job readiness training, vocational training, career coaching, job placement and more.
Helping Hands of Goose Creek
104B Commerce Place
Goose Creek, SC


Food & subsistence needs.  No help with rent or utilities.  Prioritize Goose Creek area. 9-11:30AM
Neighborhood House
77 America Street
Charleston, SC


Soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing, prescription assistance, etc.  Peninsula residents only.  Our Lady of Mercy outreach.
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
Johns Island, SC



Dental, Pre-Natal, Health Ed Classes, Yoga, Walk with Ease, Cooking Classes. The Neighborhood House currently provides educational opportunities for adults in basic literacy, budgeting, computer skills, health and wellness, and art programs such as painting and crocheting. In addition, programs like the clothing closet, food pantry, emergency financial assistance, and soup kitchen help meet basic needs of those in our community.

Rural Mission
3429 Camp Care Road
Johns Island, SC


Assists with food, clothing, furniture utility bills & rent.

Johns Island, Hollywood & Wadmalaw Island residents

*when we have the funds

*when there are donations

Salvation Army

4248 Dorchester Road
Charleston, SC

*non-working phone number, visit site for inquiries

131 Main Street
Summerville, SC

203 White Street
Moncks Corner, SC


Food clothing, shelter, drug and alcohol abuse, crisis assistance
SCE&G Customer Service – Trident
141 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
Utility bill assistance & possible payment deferral. SCE&G customers only
Seacoast Dream Center
5505 North Rhett Ave.
Charleston, SC 29406 375-1099
Med, vision, dental. Food clothing.
474 Wando Park Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC


Assists with rent, utility bills, deposits, mortgage payments.  Will not accept direct calls.  Must be referred through local agency referral.  See website for approved referral sources.
Tri County Family Ministries
3349 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC  29405


Provides food, clothing, medical care, counseling, transportation, & financial assistance. Benefit Bank Site where a Benefit Bank counselor can help clients see if they are eligible and fill out applications for food stamps, TANF, Medicaid, and other benefits, transitional housing
World Overcomers Ministries Christian Center
6060 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
The Overcomers Operation Center offers clothing, shoes, school supplies, and other items to adults, teens and children who are in need. We offer non-perishable dry goods and certificates that may be used to purchase other food and grocery items. The Overcomers Outreach Center also offers financial assistance for those who qualify and financial counseling, as well as marriage and family counseling.



Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
1071 Morrison Dr.
Charleston, SC
Provides free, comprehensive, professional eye exams, education and eyewear to medically indigent/uninsured adults and children.  Serve Tri County.
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic
3226 Maybank Highway, Suite 1-A
Johns Island, SC
1.     Primary Care

2.     Orthopedic surgery

3.     Dermatology

4.     Ophthalmology

5.     Gynecology

John ‘s Island, Wadmalaw Island

Birthright International
748 St. Andrews Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407(843) 556-4403
Provides emotional support, free pregnancy testing, and maternity and baby clothes.  They also give information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial and housing needs.  All services are free and confidential.
Cares Clinic/ MUSC Free Medical Clinic at ECCO
1145 Six Mile Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464(843) 876-7097, Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings

6:00pm to 9:00pm

The CARES clinic is now on an appointment system. Call 843-876-7097 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 11AM and 2PM to schedule a same day appointment. Accept appointments for physical therapy, psychiatry, dermatology, and women’s services after you have been seen first as a general patient. Speak to the office manager after your visit to make an appointment.
Catholic Charities
Coastal Catholic Charities
3921 St. John’s Ave.
N. Charleston, SC 29405 531-5535 ext. 33855-377-1357
Dentures, dental cleanings, food pantry (received services), or for people over 60, The Benefit Bank referral

Serves Tri-County

Charleston Dental Clinic
729 E. Bay St.
Charleston, SC 29403Phone unavailable, website unavailable
Provides free extraction to uninsured adults.
Christian Medical Center
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
440 Whilden St.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 884-6169
Free Medical Clinic
Community Impact for Christ
106 Quail Lane
Summerville, SC
Medical, dental, vision screening for uninsured Tri County residents with income below 200% of federal poverty level.
Dream Center Clinic
5505 N. Rhett Ave.,
North Charleston, SC
Faith based, free medical clinic serving uninsured residents of North Charleston and Hanahan area & below 200% of federal poverty level
Franklin C Fetter Family Health Center

(see website for 8 locations and #’s)

Serves those with Medicaid, private insurance, & sliding scale for uninsured

Serves Berkley, Charleston, Colleton, and Dorchester Counties.

Free Medical Clinic Wesley United Methodist Church
3342 Ladson Rd.
Ladson, SC 29456(843) 797-5121
Free basic medical services to all tri-county residents.  A site for the Benefit Bank where Benefit Bank counselors can help clients see if they are eligible and apply for food stamps, Medicaid, TANF and other benefits.
Harvest Free Medical Clinic
1670 Drydock Ave, Bldg 10
North Charleston, SC
Complex medical problems such as heart failure, lupus, asthma, etc.

Mental health disorders

Type 1 Diabetes

Unfunded patients who are discharged from local hospitals without financial means for medical follow-up


Kool Smiles
4400 Dorchester Rd,
North Charleston, SC
Reduced cost dental care for uninsured & underinsured.  Accepts Medicaid.
Lowcountry Pregnancy Center
7841 Northside Dr.
Ste. B & C
N. Charleston, SC 29420 553-3505 
Limited STI testing, free pregnancy tests, free prevention services, free emergency diapers/formula, free infant clothing, free counseling, on-site prenatal care, prenatal care referrals, etc.
Medical Outreach Clinic
(on campus of St. Paul’s Church)
316 W. Carolina Avenue
Summerville, SC
Free, non-emergency medical care for those not covered by any insurance including Medicaid & below 200% of federal poverty level. Prescriptions, medical referrals
MUSC College of Dental Health
29 Bee St
Charleston, SC
Student Dental Clinic.  Fees do apply, although substantially lower than usual.


Nurse Family Partnerships
3 Charleston Center Drive
Charleston, SC 
In home service offered to ‘first time moms’ on WIC or Medicaid, pregnant 28 weeks or less.  Service continues until the baby turns two.  Serves Tri County + Colleton County
Our Lady of Mercy Wellness House
1684 Brownswood Rd
Johns Island, SC
Wellness House provides dental, women’s health & OB/GYN. For James, John & Wadmalaw Islands residents
Shifa Clinic
845 Lowcountry Blvd. Suite M
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 352-4580
STD testing and treatment, UTI testing and treatment, contraception, GYN evaluation and treatment, breast exams, pap smears (follow-up if necessary), etc.
South Carolina Free Clinic Association

Includes a list of all SC free clinics.
St. James-Santee Family Health Center
1189 Tibwin Rd.
McClellanville, SC 29458 887-3274
Provides adult medical care, birth control, immunizations, family planning, pediatric care, pharmacy, laboratory services…
Sumpter Free Health Clinic
1083 Hwy 35
Saint Stephen, SC
Healthcare services free of charge for those at & below 200% of federal poverty level.