Darlington County assistance programs.
Darlington South Carolina has a few places to turn to for aid and advice. However the county is also served by some agencies that cover other counties, or the entire state of South Carolina.
Darlington County Community Action Agency
This local non-profit community action agency provides low income, the unemployed, and working poor with access to many assistance programs. Among them include:
Low Income Heat And Energy Program (LIHEAP) - Funded by both South Carolina and the federal government, it provides grants for utility and bills and crisis assistance.
Prescription expense assistance - Vouchers may be offered for medications, or they can refer you to programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Rent payment assistance - If you have a court ordered eviction notice, you may be able get to emergency rent help. The Darlington CAA may not only have information on grant programs, but they can also advice as to the pros and cons of using a loan to pay for a security deposit or rent payment.
Cooling and utility bill payment assistance - Help for electric bills, as well as help for paying water bills. The applicant must be at least 30 days late on paying their bill or disconnected.
Weatherization program - Free home improvements to help you save money on energy bills.
Mortgage assistance - Learn about programs that help pay your mortgage, or provide foreclosure counseling to Darlington homeowners. Click here to learn more.
Call the Darlington County Community Action Agency, which is based in Hartsville, at (843) 332-1135. The non-profit of course supports the entire county.
Senior programs from Darlington County Council on Aging
Senior citizens and the elderly may be able to get assistance. Dial (803) 393-8521. Can provide people with access to unique needs and programs of older persons and their caregivers programs.
Darlington County Department of Social Services
This county run organization runs numerous programs. Among the services and resources offered include Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child care vouchers, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, and Medical Assistance. The county may also have information on (or referrals to) a local Food Pantry, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and other government programs. For information the intake number is (843) 398-4420.
Help paying debts and mortgage
If you are drowning in medical, credit card, or mortgage debts and payments, try this agencies to talk to counselors. Many may even offer free debt and mortgage counseling. InCharge Debt Solutions, (800) 565-8953 and the SC Foreclosure Counseling Program ((888) 320-0350) are both options.
Emergency financial aid in Darlington
Social Services from Salvation Army - The national charity organization services low income families in the region as well. Basic needs can be met, and this includes free food, clothing, or Christmas assistance from programs such as the Angel Tree. in some cases they may have funds for paying the utility bills or rent of a Darlington SC County resident. However this is more limited and at most a partial payment would be made if it is available. Additional aid is provided too. Learn more.
Assistance for food - There are food pantries scattered across Darlington County. A family that lives near one can apply for help, ranging from groceries to fresh fruits, infant formula, and more. Call for hours first.
But there are other resources available. Not only may a food pantry have free groceries or serve a meal, but many have clothing closets and/or thrift stores too. This means a client may also be given an article of clothing. This may be everything from school supplies to work clothes. So various programs are available, and locate the Darlington County food pantries.