Resources

Need services for help with housing, medical, legal, or other needs? 

Access the documents below for assistance- just click on the title link.

Florence Area Resources

For Help or Questions about the Florence Area Resource Guide: Lighthouse Ministries 843-629-9388
Project Support: Lighthouse Ministries, SC Legal Services, & Florence Family Support Center

Employment & Adult Education Services

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

Goodwill Career
Opportunity Center
1551 Second Loop Rd.
Florence, SC 29505

(843) 468-2160

Website Link

  • Provide job leads
  • Job centers
  • Computer assistance
  • Assist with applying for unemployment
Resume, Soft skills, &
Dress for Success workshops
IndeedWebsite LinkJob searching website
Labor Finders329 West Palmetto St. Florence, SC 29501

843-669-0410

Website Link

  • Day labor
  • Employment services
Workers with cars earn extra day work. Call early in the morning and they will assess over the phone and get you in the system
SC Works State Department of Employment1558 West Evans St. Florence, SC 29501

(843) 407-9683

Website Link

  • Job search
  • Resume/Interview with Coaching
  • Employment Assistance 
Florence County Adult
Education
500 S Dargan St.
Florence, SC 29506

Carol Hill, Director
843-664-8152

cchill@fsd1.org

Website Link

Supports adults in high school completion, work readiness certifications and training, and college preparation.Call first, offices may be closed to the public

Family/Child Services

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

Pee Dee Healthy Start314 W. Pine St., Florence, SC, 29501Miriam James-Singley,
SW Case Manager
(843) 662-1482
msingley@pdhs.org
  • Childbearing age women
  • Assessment, case management
  • Infant, child, youth, and family development
  • Inter-conceptional care
Culturally relevant health education, healthy marriage & relationship education, career readiness, job development & placement, training & certifications, mentoring
Lighthouse Ministries1416 W. Evans St.
Florence, SC

(843) 629-0830

Website Link

Working Mothers
Education and Support
Program and Strengthening Families
Program (SFP)
ABC Quality-Child Care ConnectionsFlorence County DSS:
2685 S. Irby St.
Florence, SC 29505

(800) 763-2223

Website Link

Connecting parents to childcare resources
The Care House of the Pee Dee1920 2nd Loop Rd.
Florence, SC 29501

843-629-0236

Website Link

Child abuse Therapy and advocacy to children and families

Mon-Thu 8 am - 5 pm 

Friday 8 am - 2 pm 

Durant Children’s Center226 S. Irby St

843-664-4357

Website Link

Counseling for abused
children Parenting courses
Naomi ProjectP.O. Box 13143

843-615-1548

Website Link

Year-long transitional facility that addresses the devastation of domestic abuse with resources and educational supportMission is to change the lives of women experiencing domestic abuse, once they chose not to return to their abusers

Financial Assistance with Rent, Utilities

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

Lighthouse Ministries

1416 W. Evans St.

843-629-0830

Website Link

Rent & Utilities
Assistance
Applicants must meet the requirements to qualify
Salvation Army2210 Hoffmeyer Rd.

843-662-4461

Website Link

Rent & Utilities
Assistance
Applicants must meet the requirements to qualify
ECHO Eviction Prevention

ECHO Access Point at
843-213-1798 or

Website Link

Rent & Utilities
Assistance
To apply for assistance, go to www.echousing.org/get-help. Interested applicants can also call the ECHO Access Point at 843-213-1798 to complete an application over the telephone.
Pee Dee Community Action Partnership1001 W Sumter St.

843-678-3400

Website Link

Rent & Utilities
Assistance
Applicants must meet the requirements to qualify

Food

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

Manna House450 Jarrott St, Florence, SC

(843) 667-6077

Website Link

M-F, Breakfast 8:30 am-9:30 am, Lunch 10:30 am -noonFood Pantry MWF, 9:30 am-11:00 am
My Brother’s KeeperMeal Distribution at Local Parks

(843) 624-5381

Website Link

Meals served every day of the week. They have care packages, clean clothes, mission mart gift cards, and hygiene
products.
Levi 2:30pm-3:30pm
Northwest 2:30pm-3pm
Timrod 3:10pm-3:40pm
Iola Jones 3:10pm-3:40pm
Salvation Army2210 Hoffmeyer Rd.

843-662-4461 

Website Link

Food, clothes

Monday - Wednesday 1 pm-3 pm

Parking Lot MinistryParking Lot behind HopeHealth building at 600 E. Palmetto StBreakfast, food, clothing, hygiene productsSaturdays 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Housing

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

ECHO407 Broadway St. Myrtle Beach, SC

843-213-1798 

Website Link

  • Housing
  • Security deposits
Civilians and veterans
Florence Housing Authority400 East Pine Street

843-669-4163

Website Link

Public Housing
Section 8
Subsidized Housing
Mon-Tue 8:00AM-5:30PM
Wed 8:00AM-12:00PM
Thurs 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed Friday
House of Hope1020 Darlington Street

843-667-9000

Website Link

shelter, food, education and training, emergency shelter

Need Emergency Shelter? call 843-731-9315

Legal Services

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

South Carolina Legal Services320 S. Coit St.

Managing attorney:
Susan Firimonte

susanfirimonte@sclegal.org


Phone: 843-413-9500

Website Link

Online Intake: Website Link

Legal counseling and representation

Eligibility: Income based requirements

Hours:
Mon: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tues: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Wed: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thurs: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Medical/Physical Health

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

HopeHealth 360 N. Irby St. Florence, SC 29501

843-667-9414

Website Link

  • Medical
  • Primary care
  • Dental
  • Mental health
  • Women’s health
  • More
  • Insured or Uninsured
  • Call for assistance
  • Offers Telehealth
  • Online application to become patient
Mercy Medicine500 S. Coit St. Florence, SC 29501

843-667-9947
info@mercymedicine.org

Website Link

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Primary care
Eligibility: no health insurance (including Medicaid, unless dental
only) and not eligible for insurance
SC Healthy
Connections Choices
Florence County DSS 2685 S. Irby St.

DSS: 843-669-3354
Members/ applicants: 888-549-0820

Website Link

Medicaid health insurance providerOffice Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM
Access Health
Healthy Outcomes
Program (HOPS)
McLeod Regional
Medical Center
144 North Ravenel
Street
Florence, SC 29506

Assistant Director Lorene
Godbold, LMSW
843-777-5592

Website Link

  • Help find a family doctor and a medical home
  • Help manage your medical care and medicines
  • Refer patients to programs and services for medical, psychosocial, and behavioral needs
  • Assist with medication assistance programs and transportation for medical appointments
  • Age 18 and older
  • 2 Chronic Conditions (including 1 Mental Health related disorder or Substance Abuse disorder)
  • At least 1 visit to the ER or admission to the hospital in the past 12 months for treatment of chronic condition(s)
  • Income less than 200% of the poverty level
  • Must have No Insurance or be Underinsured
Welvista121 Greystone Blvd, Columbia, SC 29210

803-933-9183

Website Link

Community Advocate: Nicole (803-563-3948)

Prescription drug coverage; Offers pediatric dental through Dillon, Manning, and Summerton school districtsMust be uninsured, a resident of SC, and below income bracket

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

Circle Park238 South Coit Street, Florence, SC 29501

843-665-9349

Website Link

Provides a broad range of behavioral health services, with emphasis on educational programs and counseling related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, and on family therapy.To speak with a counselor after hours, please call 843-687-6738.
Chrysalis Centre 1430 South Cashua Drive, Florence, SC 29501

843-673-0660

Website Link

Residential treatment facility for women diagnosed with a severe substance use disorder and their young children.
Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

Website Link

A confidential text line available 24/7 for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and more.
HopeHealth Medical Plaza360 North Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501

843-667-9414

Website Link

Offers behavioral health services, including psychiatric care, counseling and psychotherapy, substance use disorder counseling, and more.
Pee Dee Mental Health125 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506

843-317-4073 (Clinic)


24/7 CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM 1-833-364-2274

Website Link

  • Mental health treatment
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse

Shelters

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Center535 South Church Street

843-731-9315

Website Link

Men, women, and
families
Salvation Army2210 Hoffmeyer Road, Florence, SC 29501

843-662-4461

Website Link

Men and womenEmail: FlorenceSC@uss.salvationarmy.org
Pee Dee CAP Shelter411 S Jarrott Street, Florence, SC 29506843-678-3410Men and women
Resurrection Restoration Center for the Homeless1807 North Douglas Street, Florence, SC 29501

843-601-7935

Website Link

Men only
Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault220 South Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501

843-669-4600

Website Link

Domestic violence shelter for womenVictims & their children

Social Service Agencies

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

Department of Social Services2685 S. Irby St. #A Florence, SC 29505843-669-3354Provides public assistance to families, access to healthcare, etc.
Lighthouse Ministries1416 W. Evans St. Florence, SC 29501

843-629-0830

Website Link

  • Rent
  • Utilities

Veteran Services

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Veterans Resource Center of FlorenceLighthouse Ministries 1416 W. Evans St. Florence, SC 29501843-629-0830 ask for Veterans Resource Center or CB
Florence County VA Office707 National Cemetery Road, Florence, SC
29506
843-665-3045 call for appointment
Dept of Veterans Affairs Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255 

Website Link

For veterans in crisis or suicidal or for anyone concerned about a vet

COVID Testing

Agency

Address

Contact Information

Service

Other Information

DHEC COVID Resources: Vaccination, Other Info

DHEC Care Line 1-855-472-3432

SCDHEC Website

Vaccinations Website Link or 1-866-365-8110.

8am-6pm M-F
DHEC List of Testing LocationsWebsite Link
McLeod555 E Cheves St Florence, SC 29506843-777-2919
Website Link
Offers telehealth and drive-thru testing.Must call to be screened to set up appointment. Multiple locations are available.
HopeHealth360 N. Irby St. Florence, SC 29501843-667-9414
Website Link
Offers telehealth and onsite testing.Must set up telehealth appointments for
screening before testing.
MUSC805 Pamplico Highway Florence, SC 29505843-674-5000
Online COVID
screening
Website Link
MUSC COVID
resources
Website Link
For free screening online, go the link given,
use code COVID19 to access
Genesis Health Care1523 Heritage Ln
Florence, SC 29505
843-673-9992Offers telehealth and onsite testing.Must be a Genesis patient with symptoms

Mayor's Youth Initiative Providers 

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Child Care Resources

COVID Child Care Financial Assistance for Working Parents

As part of their efforts to assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic, DSS is offering child care assistance for parents working, in school, in a training program, or have a verified disability The number of vouchers is limited based on funding availability, and parents must meet income and other requirements to qualify. Here are links with more information, application process, etc.

SC Child Care Financial Assistance

Basic information, including eligibility and application, and search box for child care providers:

Website Link
SC Child Care Assistance Application Form

ABC Quality Child Care Provider Info:

Click the link below to search for a child care provider enrolled in the ABC Quality program. There is a search box at the top of the page (also on the main SC Child Care Financial Assistance website above). Providers enrolled in ABC Quality will have a quality level (A, B, C, or P) listed by their name.

Website Link

Additional help finding childcare: contact the Child Care Resource & Referral Network at 1 (888) 335-1002 or go to the website linked below after hours and submit a referral indicating your need to find an opening in a child care facility.

Website Link

Florence Darlington Tech CCAMPIS Program

 CCAMPIS assists low -income FDTC students who are taking 6 or more credit hours with child care expenses so that they persist and graduate. 

Website Link

Youth Info & More

City of Florence Teen Hub

The City of Florence has partnered with the Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority (PDRTA) to offer teens (ages 12 attending 7th grade to ages 18 attending 12th grade) free transportation from school to The Teen Hub. The Teen Hub offers a safe environment to go after school and activities include but are not limited to study time, college prep, community building, and job readiness.

If you have any questions please call (843)665-3253.

City of Florence Teen Hiring Events

The City of Florence Teen Hiring Event if focused on providing youth adults ages 16-20 the opportunity to apply for part-time and full-time positions with over 10 companies on site. Employers conducted on-site interviews and the teens were able to leave with job-hunting resources.
 

Follow the City of Florence Recreation Facebook page for any future event info! Also check out the City of Florence Employment Opportunities for part-time and full-time job opportunities!

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