Community Resource Listings
WHERE TO TURN FOR HELP IN OCONEE COUNTY (May 2022 Update)
NOTE: Call first as services/hours may change.
UNITED WAY- 528 Bypass 123 Suite C Seneca 882-9743 Call 2-1-1 for list of services. Also diapers, free Tax Prep help
Department of Social Services – 223A Kenneth St., Walhalla; 638-4400; Office hours: 8:30-5 M-F. Services include: SNAP (Food Stamps),
Family Independence Program (Financial aid to Families with dependent children).
Dept. of Health and Human Services: Medicaid – 223 B Kenneth St. Walhalla, ph.: 638-4420 8:30-5pm M-F.
VETERANS: Office of Veterans Affairs: 638-4231, 223C Kenneth St. Walhalla, Help veteran’s w/ paperwork, home repairs, homelessness. DAV help w/VA benefits paperwork – each Wed; KOC Hall, 1-5pm; 112 E. N. 2nd St Seneca. 973-8455 Purple Heart Home Repairs for veterans, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Upstate Warrior Solution, connects veterans & families w/ local resources; 520-2073; 109-3 Sloan St. Clemson
LEGAL HELP-SC Legal Services – Free legal help for civil (i.e. non-criminal) situations. Call 888-346-5592; www.LawHelp.org/SC
Pets: Oconee Humane Society: low-cost pet spay/neuter voucher 1925 Sandifer Rd, Seneca 882-4719
SC Thrive: 800-726-8774 Help with filing for Healthy Connections Medicaid, Long Term Care benefit, SNAP, TANF, Medically Indigent Assistance, Refugee Cash Assistance, SC birth certificate and Social Security card replacement
Crimestoppers: Financial rewards for providing anonymous tips about crime in Oconee County. Call 1-888-274-6372. oconeesccrimestoppers.com
Oconee United Ministries Phone appts only 882-0504 Calls returned Tues& Thurs.115 W.S. 1st St. Seneca, Annual help w/ rent, utilities, GED fees.
SHARE (Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources) – 708 East Main St, Seneca; call for help ph-864-882-3495. Services include rent/utility assistance; Must have eviction notice for rent help. Twice a year limit for heating help.
Salvation Army- 100 Debra St. Seneca; 882-1160; Assistance Hours-M-Th. 9-noon & 1-5pm. Emergency assistance including utilities (call first for appt.), clothing, food, spiritual care, Christmas assistance, disaster services; victims of fire loss requesting vouchers need Red Cross referral
SC Stay Plus – rent and utility assistance 864-710-1473. Ask for Claudia.
Our Daily Rest-864-482-2040; 525 E. Main St., Seneca…rent/utility assistance; must have eviction notice; call for other requirements
Red Cross Disaster Services: call Beth at 864-449-7281
Golden Corner Food PANTRY: 635 Business Park Drive, Seneca, 864-882-3610; 10-12 M-F & 1ST Sat. of the month. Mondays for seniors only
College St. Baptist: PANTRY – M/T10-1; 407 S. College St, Walhalla 638-2986; Must live in Walhalla
‘SON’ Flower Closet: free CLOTHING Mon/Tues 10am-1pm; 301 S. Laurel St., Walhalla, 638-2986
St. Luke United Methodist PANTRY – 4-6pm, 2nd and 4th Wed, 607 E Main St., Walhalla, 638-3628, Must live in Walhalla
Our Daily Bread: 106 Jordan St, Seneca; ph-882-3308; hours 11am – 12:30 M-F & Sat Free lunch (To Go meals)
Calvary Church of God Food Ministry Pantry: 10102 Long Creek Hwy, Westminster, 1st & 3rd Monday 4:00-5:30pm
Dot’s Kitchen: American Legion Bldg; 205 Lucky St. Westminster. LUNCH served M-F 11:30-12:30pm 903-1791 (To Go meals)
We Care: 610 Piedmont St. Westminster; Food pantry and limited FREE CLOTHING. Thursdays only, 9am-1pm; 647-8458
Ann Hope United Methodist: 702 Goddard Ave. Seneca; Wednesday evening DINNER at 6pm. 882-5502
LOCAL THRIFT STORES
Salvation Army thrift store– opening in June- 513 Hwy Bypass 123, Seneca, 882-7450, 10-5 M-F; 9-5 Sat. For vouchers call 882-1160.
Collins Children’s Home Thrift Store: No special programs; 540 W. N.1st Street, Seneca, SC; 882-4250; 10-5 Tues-Sat
Goodwill Thrift– 1616 Sandifer Blvd (near Walmart), 882-2600, 9-9 M-Sat; 10-7pm Sun. Sundays 1/2 price on some clothes
Boys Camp Thrift. 714 W. North 1st St Seneca, 882-2734; 9-5 M-Sat & 111 E. Windsor St. Westminster, 647-4812; 9-5 Tu-Sat
Girls Camp Trading Post-304 W North 1st St. Seneca, 882-7008; 9-5 M-Sat & 9119 Long Creek Hwy, Westminster, 647-7014;
Tamassee DAR Thrift Shop – No special programs. 9695 N. Hwy 11, Tamassee, 944-2660; 9-5 Tues-Sat
Habitat For Humanity Thrift Store – 130 Bountyland Rd, Seneca; 864-888-2118; hours 10-4 W/Th/F; Sat 10-1.
Dream Center Resale Store– 11011 N Radio Station Road, 10-6 M-Sat 864-614-8008; Earn Dream $ to spend at store by attending LifePoint Church classes on parenting, budgeting, & life skills. -108 E N 1st St., Seneca; call 864-280-2752
The Struggle, 100 N Cherry St., Seneca 864-324-7691, 10-4 M-Sat.
Ripple Resale Store – 203 Oconee Square Dr. by Auto Zone 864-343-1923 M-Thurs 10-6; Fri-Sat 10-7
LIFE CHANGING ASSISTANCE—-EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION
SC Works (Unemployment Office)—at Quickjobs Development Center-104 Vocational Dr. Seneca, 8:30-1; 2-5 M-F. 864-646-1741 Job placement assistance, resource center for job seekers, resume preparation assistance, job preparation workshops.
Goodwill Job Connection: 1616 Sandifer Blvd. 864-482-7857: M-F 9-12; 1–4:30. Employment help: on-line job applications, job leads, resume/cover letter help, copy/fax machine, readiness workshops/counseling/non-computer literate help
Jobs for those with criminal records: SC Works has Federal Bonding Vouchers/GJC has a list of ‘2nd chance’ companies.
Ride To Work Ministry Nonprofit Inc.– low-cost transportation to/from work only. Apply at website: rtwministry.org
Jobs for those with disabilities: Vocational Rehabilitation of SC 1951 Wells Hwy, Seneca; 882-6669; hrs: 8:30-5 M-F. Vocational & medical assessment of a person’s ability to work even if disabled. Train at the on-site factory/locate a job with a local business. All services free.
Tribble Center: 882-6347; hours 8-4 M-F. Jobs at local employers for disabled clients.
Oconee Adult Education Office;100 Vocational Drive, Seneca, 886-4429; Assists adults in becoming literate, obtaining a GED, and improving knowledge/skills for employment. Also ESL/GED Hispanic help. All capability levels are welcome & will receive help.
Palmetto Youth Connections –help youth 17-24 obtain workforce training, GED & occupational skills. Emphasis on jobs, attending post-secondary or enlisting in the military. Supportive services/individual career coaching. Call 864-634-8861 (AnnMarie)
TriCountyTech 1-6 mo training for a better paying job-call 864-646-1718 or Westminster campus 864-646-8282. Also, their I-BEST no-cost 14-week manufacturing & healthcare pathway programs with job placement assistance-864-646-1461.
Affordable Child Care go to www.ABCquality.org for more than 30 local childcare facilities or contact Oconee County First Steps- 882-3342; Child care vouchers available from DSS (see above)
Steel Toed Boots – free for employees whose jobs require them; inquire at email@example.com
FAMILY HELP, FINANCIAL & LIFESTYLE COUNSELING-
Ripple of One – 10802 Clemson Blvd Suite C, Seneca 882-8777; Services include: Financial & lifestyle Counseling to help families escape poverty using a plan to move toward self-sufficiency. Starting program for young single adults (17 to 25 years old) in 2022.
Heath’s Haven: 528 Hwy 123. Suite F, Seneca. 710-5851 Training to promote healthy, nurturing relationships with children.
School programs for kids-contact your school’s guidance office about Grace’s Closet (located in each school) – free food, clothing, hygiene items, school supplies (www.gracescloset.org or Julie-Ann Shannon at 864-557-9399)
Safe Harbor: M-F 8:30 to 5pm; 467-3636, Counseling/shelter for victims of domestic violence; 24/7 Crisis line 800-291-2139
FamilyConnection SC- 800-578-8750 connects family to over 40 public services for children birth to 5 years old covering special needs, developmental delays, parenting, early intervention etc. and others.
Foothills Care Center: 107 Wall Street, Clemson (Seneca temporarily closed), 882-8796; M-Th 9-12 & 2-5. Maternity/infant clothes; baby food & supplies, pregnancy testing/education, parenting help, sexual health screenings, limited OB Ultrasounds. All services free/confidential.
The Parenting Place, 864-898-5583 Free virtual visits/counseling to help ensure a healthy pregnancy & child well being
Collins Children’s Home:110 Collins Home Dr. Seneca; 882-0893; 8:30 to 5 M-F. Resident care for children birth-21, life skills for resident children and their families, foster care for children, counseling, parenting classes for “at risk’ families
Tamassee DAR School – Starlight Program: a residential recovery program for mothers and their children focusing on counseling, parenting, education, life and job skills training (lasts 18 to 24 mo.). Also offers After school and Summer Camp programs. 944-1390
Tribble Center: 116 South Cove Road, Seneca; 882-6347; hours 8-4 M-F. Services: adult day services, job coaching, living skills for intellectual disability, autism, and related disabilities. Early intervention for special needs children.
ARC of Oconee County. 295 Market St. 864-280-6022 Services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families
Able-SC: Empowering those w/ disabilities thru independent living services – 864-235-1421.
Foothills Alliance – sexual abuse counseling, crisis intervention, prevention/education services; 24 hr. Hotline 864-231-7273
Respite Care: for caregivers of seniors with early/mid-stage dementia providing them w/ activities/social interaction.Thurs.1-4 pm; Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 214 Northampton Road, Seneca. Contact Bailey Dull 864-973-7590
Fostering Faithfully-faith-based program for foster parents.864-539-2133 905 E. Main St. Walhalla; www.fosteringfaithfully.org
Emerson Rose Heart Foundation provides resources for families with a child with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Financial help and other services, need-based. https://emersonroseheartfoundation.org/what-we-do/support-families-in-need/ Emergency? Call 864-365-6188.
MENTAL HEALTH/SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Oconee Mental Health Clinic: 115 Carter Park Dr, Seneca. Call 885-0157 M-F 8:30am-5pm. Give name, phone no., & info.
A counselor will contact you in 24hrs. Very low-cost options available. Suicide Hotlines: 911 or 800-273-8255
Christ Central Ministries: 864-638-3322 OARS and Ash Tree Substance Abuse recovery program for men.
Families Fighting Addiction support group – 2nd Mon. each month at 6:30pm-at North Walhalla Church of God. 864-638-3322
Anderson-Oconee Behavioral Health-691 South Oak St., Seneca, 882-7563; M-Th 8am-5pm; Provides substance abuse
assessment & treatment for alcohol, drugs, gambling, smoking, anger management.
Alcoholics Anonymous – Oconee/Pickens area toll-free number is 877-544-8426. Meetings at multiple sites in the county.
SC Voc Rehab Substance Abuse Treatment– contact local office 1951 Wells Highway: 882-6669.
NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness: 864-882-5131;meetings in Pendleton; support groups & courses (via Zoom); namiaop.org 800-78-5131
Utica Mill Recovery Meetings – Mondays 1pm and Fridays at 2pm at 1016 Overbrook Dr. Contact: Michael 864-280-5579
Celebrate Recovery – Clemson at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 864-654-6000. Director is Colby Callaway. Tuesday night at 6:15 pm, supper is provided.
Oconee Public Health Dept. – 609 N. Townville St. Seneca, 882-2245. Immunizations, Women, Infants & Children (WIC), Family planning. STD/HIV testing, Help is free/on a sliding scale. Quit Smoking:800-784-8669 Free help (nicotine patches)
Rosa Clark Medical Clinic: 301 Memorial Dr.; ph:882-4664; hours 8-4:30 M-F, extended to 5:30pm on Tuesdays. Services: sliding fee scale clinic; medical assistance; pharmacy, Covid testing, Covid vaccine site, Vaccines for Children site; SNAP applications; Mental health/substance abuse counseling & treatment. Offers free transportation within 25 miles of the clinic…call 5 days ahead.
Access Health Mountain Lakes: 298 Memorial Dr. Seneca, 885-7341; Call 864-522-1400 for appointment, M-F, 8-4:30. Help for uninsured/limited income to gain access to primary care, specialists, and other medical services/case management.
Clemson Rural Health serves Oconee County – 200 Booker Dr. Walhalla; M-F 8-4:30 call for more info and appt 656-3077. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Some services are free: birth control, Hepatitis C treatment and various testing. Medical, mental health and nutritional services. Bilingual. Has mobile units that provide services throughout the upstate. www.clemsonruralhealth.org
Rosa Clark Dental offers extractions, restorations, cleaning and preventative care, on a sliding fee scale – 210 Oak St. Tues, Wed. and Thurs; call Rosa Clark Medical Clinic for appt. 882-4664. Must enroll with Rosa Clark Medical Clinic.
Dental Clinic: 298 Memorial Dr. 885-7545; call for appt. Extractions. (unsure if providing cleanings and x-rays) for uninsured w/ limited income.
Low Cost Dentures: Affordable Dentures Anderson 864-261-1889; go to affordabledentures.com/offers for discounts/coupons
Anderson-Oconee Speech/Hearing-528 Bypass123, Suite F Seneca 882-7169; Speech/hearing help; hearing aids; sliding fee. aosh.org
Lions Club – Eyeglasses & Hearing Aid Assistance: Seneca-contact SHARE for application. Salem/Tamassee-call Salem Lions Club Ken Luce 770-335-4389; Walhalla-Pick up/Turn in forms at Alexander’s Office Supply, 118 E. Main St.; Westminster-call 882-1580
Medical Transportation- if on Medicaid call 1-866-910-7688 for a ride to/from medical appointment. Call 3 days before: M-F 8-5
HOUSING/SHELTERS/CURRENT HOME HELP
Habitat for Humanity-130 Bountyland Rd, Seneca; ph- 864-888-2118: building homes for qualified low-income individuals and families
United Housing Connections 864-241-0462-housing/care management for those w/ mental illness/homeless/in a shelter
SC Regional Housing Authority-417 Tribble St, Seneca; 8-5pm; Call 885-1659 for info/appointment; 200+ income-based apts.
Safe Harbor-Emergency Shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children-864-467-3636 or 800-291-2139
Family Promise- 644-8828; Sheltering program in Pickens County for families with children under 18; Background/drug checks required
Our Daily Rest-864-482-2040; 525 E. Main St., Seneca. Services: shelter, case management & counseling for individuals & families seeking housing/jobs. Interviews/applications on Wed. at 2 pm. Also ‘Rapid Rehousing’ program and rent assistance. Call for info.
Mortgage Assistance- call 888-995-4673 or go to www.makehomeaffordable.gov for guidance on working with lender
Free Legal Assistance if facing eviction due to Covid19– call 833-958-2266 or 864-679-3232
SC Home Weatherization for low income. Call 864-229-8870 or go to www.gleamnshrc.org (program links->weatherization)
Emmanuel’s Hammer: www.ehammer1.org; 864-214-6139. Home Repair – Call&leave message; someone will get back to you
Wheelchair Ramps – Foothills Community Church builds wheelchair ramps if funding is available. Contact Bruce Coleman 864-888-8008.
FOR SENIORS: Senior Solutions:101 Perry Avenue, Seneca; ph-864-885-1000; hours 8-5 M-F. Services: transportation for seniors, senior activity center, congregational dining, home bound support, arts & crafts; home-delivered meals, adult day care information/referral service for senior-related topics-financial, legal and mobility issues; Medicare counseling, help with food stamps (SNAP) & Medicaid; Low-Income subsidy (help w/ drug prescriptions); Finding senior housing/assisted living, home care; personal care items for the home; help with paperwork for insurance and other matters that are often confusing to seniors.
SPIRITUAL NEEDS & SUPPORT
Baptist – Contact Rev. David Shirley at Beaverdam Baptist Association, 882-7070. Covers 63 local Baptist churches.
Catholic – Contact Father Bill Hearne at 864-882-8551 Saint Paul the Apostle, 170 Bountyland Road, Seneca
Foothills Church- 505 Bountyland Road, Seneca, 864-888-8008
LifePoint Church – 1926 Blue Ridge Blvd. 882-8131 partnered w/ The Dream Center
Lutheran – Eternal Shepherd, 220 Carson Rd. Seneca, Pastor David Hammer, 882-3209;
St. John’s – 301 W. Main St., Seneca,
Methodist- St. Mark United- 616 Quincy Rd. Seneca, Pastor Todd Davis (864) 882-2603. Food box once every six mos./family.
Presbyterian– Seneca Presbyterian – 115 W South 1st St., Seneca, Rev. John Hartman 882-2505
Fort Hill Presbyterian, 101 Edgewood Ave., Clemson, Rev. Laura Conrad
Oconee Associate Reformed Presbyterian, 121 Rochester Hwy, Seneca