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*If you have updates or additions for this list, please email aharwell@americorpsupstate.org or ajohnson@americorpsupstate.org.*
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Type of ServiceService AvailableContact InfoAdditional Info
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United Way of Laurens CountyUnited Way of Laurens County is closed to the public and working remotely. https://www.uwlc-online.org
https://www.facebook.com/UWLaurensCounty/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBEVfIusJTFnVrZtAj8cTXUxNBXPltZmu3jzXaeEXrQ7TTbpUCIZGrzwww-M89MvyPaqq-7ctzIZOEF&hc_ref=ARQcfqlfgbi5cYHs32Ywa6kagXZw5u-pirusOn72vZjsK89ECPMJQjLxwchJiib-sqk&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARCLTWo_QSwuUlJtVcTyAKuWCPx8APWTLz0xS0FbsTdV-9K4gHXrcYTBD0dCrcmzSTptAlC8plqgXM_G10uj0jZyGOccKSd9KRunMNsgOG7LeqsMycZwFz_nbznRf0hDf4pDUd49GmsJ32gJD9GFyq52r-7RqPIM1b_51wCn7FE4pneKjEotgVPK2b_DKPSktRB9ABA4ZGA5kt6WBdlvdhMJU1DD9_qVGT0FVcj3rpoDI4rYVoHIRSSESDFbR3iVFF6fGxK9whfQ1ieRYKkwld_8Gd3zXE1ieYHZAoJtZtNzDz0kYUsEfczV96c6pw50JJCbWBlSdqM_ldNwGWaRbsu64zaaRVFGQXGGk9oGqpQib30
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aredmond@uwlc-online.org
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acarter@uwlc-online.org
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United Way of Laurens County is closed to the public except for Tax return drop off and pickup. This is only available to clients that already had scheduled appointments at one of our VITA sites that are now closed.
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City Services
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City of ClintonRestricted access to City facilities. Drive-thru window assistance. Use online portal for utility payments at City's website. media@cityofclintonsc.com or call (864) 833-2790https://www.cityofclintonsc.com/
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City of Laurens"Access to City Hall and other public buildings will be restricted. Payments for City fees will be accepted over the phone and by mail. Permits and licensing will be handled online, by phone, or fax."Call (864) 984-3933 https://www.cityoflaurenssc.com/covid19
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Law Enforcement/First RespondersSafety and health emergencies Call 911
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CourtsNo public access to Hillcrest Square in Laurens. Use Drive-Thru window for business. Contact the office directly (ex. magistrate, child support, auditor)Missed appts/payments may or may not be excused. Contact directly to find out.
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Healthcare
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Clinton Discount PharmacyPrescription delivery & curbside pickup. Regular hours (CLOSED WEEKENDS).Call (864) 387-7151
https://clinton-discount-pharmacy.business.site/
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COVID-19 Screenings"Anyone in South Carolina who has COVID-19-like symptoms can use the online system for free by using the promo code COVID19 through MUSC Health Virtual Care, McLeod Telehealth, Prisma Health Virtual Visit and Roper St. Francis Healthcare Virtual Care."https://www.scdhec.gov/health/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/telehealth-virtual-care-providers-covid-19
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CVS PharmacyPrescription delivery & curbside pickup. Regular hours.Call (864) 833-5000
https://twitter.com/cvspharmacy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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DHEC- LAURENS COUNTYOPERATING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS 93 Human Services Rd, Clinton, SC 29325Call (864) 833-5883https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
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Gilder & Weeks Drug Co. (Joanna)Prescription delivery & curbside pickup. Regular hours (CLOSED SUNDAYS).Call (864) 697-6580
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Good Shepherd Free Medical ClinicFree healthcare for uninsured. Call about appointment. Call (864) 833-0017
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Laurens Drug Company"STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 23, OUR HOURS WILL BE
9 am to 5:30 pm Monday thru Friday
9 am to 12 pm Saturday
CLOSED on Sunday." Can do prescription curbside pickup. Call ahead if possible.
Call (864) 984-6023https://www.facebook.com/pg/Laurens-Drug-Co-243247922371465/about/?ref=page_internal
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Sadler Hughes PharmacyPrescription curbside pickup. Regular hours.Call (864) 833-4000https://www.facebook.com/SadlerHughesApothecary/
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South Carolina Drug CardA free statewide discount prescription assistance program to help
uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescriptions.
https://southcarolinadrugcard.com/
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WalgreensTemporary hours: 9AM-9PMhttps://www.walgreens.com/OFFERING FREE SHIPPING
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Various healthcare providers are offering telehealth optiions such as virtual appts and appts via phone for clients. Call to ask your provider if they offer these services.
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Food Assistance
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Baptist Crisis Center (Laurens)Food assistance drive-thru on Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am-11:30amCall (864) 984-2966
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Catholic Charities of the Piedmont"Operate[s] across several counties in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. This organization provides everything from referrals to low cost dental care and emergency financial support, the church can help families regardless of religion. While funds are limited, most of the money is targeted at rental or utility bill payments. If the charity can’t help, then referrals may be offered to other Laurens County non-profits or government programs in the Piedmont Region."Call (864) 242-2233https://www.charitiessc.org/?fbclid=IwAR2N3qszKNMJPrtW-XnKHaU7qDuT108Tvsr2syXSCsNVcXarfFm5HXWapDQ
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Center for Community Services (Simpsonville)For Laurens County residents who live above Highway 201 (some of Gray Court and all of Fountain Inn). Can get food every 30 days on Monday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Call (864) 967-2022https://www.centercs.com/
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District 55 School and Bus Lunch PickupFree bag lunches for all kids 18 and underhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/150WVikrGosGGJELr0JMnIRnlQ_X4jiG3/viewFind updates and press releases on District website and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/L55childnutrition/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBHJBjWpLY8jfroY-tBY2hhV6kM4SG4lwbd87H_LhLnmjbuIV7vdTqzgQGf0JDsG-loLXLyBR0hlUkq
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District 56 School and Bus Lunch PickupFree bag lunches for all kids 18 and underhttps://www.lcsd56.org/Find updates and press releases on District website and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/District56fsn/
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ExpensifyMatches SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family. Download Expensify app, set up account, scan receipt, submit, and receive reimbursed funds in bank account. https://www.expensify.org/hungerWill continute as long as funds are available.
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First United Methodist Church, LaurensBag Food Drive Thursdays 12-2PM and 4:30-6:30PMCall (864) 984-7696Call for updates.
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Geraldine's Soup KitchenBag lunches Mondays through Fridays, 12-1PMCall (864) 833-7076Call for updates.
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Helping Hands Ministries of WoodruffHelping Hands Ministries Of Woodruff strives to provide assistance, primarily in crisis situations, to individuals living in southern Spartanburg County and the immediate adjacent areas of Laurens County. We primarily provide: food, kerosene, prescription assistance, electricity, water and rent.Call (864) 476-2401
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Sadler Hughes Apothecary FREE Grocery DeliveryAttention Clinton residents 70 years old and up: we are offering a grocery delivery service at no charge! Here’s the deal: Monday through Friday you can Facebook message us or text us (864-362-2638) your grocery order and we will bring it to you. Pay when we get to your house.Text (864) 362-2638
https://www.facebook.com/SadlerHughesApothecary/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBsB2dtp4FRe-WF3R-273YfqQYK_zKdglIaWr2HnJvqDoqRTwcvtgKOde7Gt3ajSAdsDhtzceP9mAOK&hc_ref=ARRO-c4mvd7knNdGoBsIqnF1WxCqb8mdXEbv9VibWPVm49OZA47_-B2hThh6PcnbxOY&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARCvn6meKsHPTEW92nRuDCPq26VOp8_v2dbw2YR49rYuXHr5R41DhGTv36IhlBYoSsRNjR5oGo2pfIQosq1o6uvo76yzMOXYwER2fJdLIZ_ceFbYg5BcBS-Cg-YG84-TIbZZNvIYEnHt5T6TjLg8az5ApJkzIdmjtawSDCBLYTg5d3YkHLVkQ1uuC56eMMlknZdyCdySnyx5yLVRy2dxZSvvxu4YeCcQiYBAaXYb8JdMGo-0EI2MXyJzvNzWgUx9wsQ8z6lEOqNwVDZPZAkQKmvGmil4AWeHkJAM2sfSyN7kmyCnDX6s6UByfvp5jGh5KFdY_5ld7lIUhTZQJPXSBlHoSFYj5RPhH4rq0OW9qV-sc05xs4ArHqA
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Thornwell Meal Pickup Free breakfast and lunch for all kids 18 and under, Monday through Fridays, 7:30AM-12PM *Children must be present at time of pickup
https://www.facebook.com/ThornwellHome/
302 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC.
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United Ministries (Clinton)Starting next week (March 24) on Tuesdays & Thursday from 1-3PM, the food bank will reopen for pickup. Clients will be met at the front door and name will be taken in order to pull their file. Volunteers will box the food for the client to be picked up at the side door. No one will be allowed to enter the building.Call (864) 938-9070Bring ID.
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Purchase food as normal with your SNAP card
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VITA Sites/Tax Preparation
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*Tax Filing Deadline*The federal government has delayed the tax filing deadline by 90 days. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirusAll state taxes are delayed until June 1, 2020
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MyFreeTaxes"Through United Way’s partnership with H&R Block, every household with a simple return can file their federal and state taxes
for free."
https://www.myfreetaxes.com/
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SCThrive Online Filing"With SC Thrive, you can file your South Carolina State and Federal Taxes quickly, easily and at no cost if your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is less than $65,000 ($95,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly)."https://scthrive.org/filetaxes/
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VITA Greenville County (available for households near county lines)Dropoff virtual preparation available for clients with appointments.Call 211, select extension for tax filing services and appts
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Set up your bank account to receive the funds
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Financial Assistance
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Baptist Crisis Center (Laurens) Utility assistance application over the phone on Wednesday 10am -12pm. Do not have to obtain a referral letter from DSS.Call (864) 984-2966
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GLEAMNSClosed through the end of May. May reopen at the start of June. Working on alternatives for documentation in order to receive services. Individuals who have received GLEAMNS services can call to see if they are in the system. If they are in the system, GLEAMS may be able to assist them.Call (864) 984-5123
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Helping Hands Ministries of WoodruffHelping Hands Ministries Of Woodruff strives to provide assistance, primarily in crisis situations, to individuals living in southern Spartanburg County and the immediate adjacent areas of Laurens County. We primarily provide: food, kerosene, prescription assistance, electricity, water and rent.Call (864) 476-2401
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SC Thrive Rental Assistance ProgramUp to $1,500 in assistance. See link for program requirements and to apply.https://scthrive.org/covid-19-rental-assistance
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United MinistriesUtility assistance application over the phone on Monday and Wednesday 9:30am-12pm.
(864) 938-9070
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Employment Assistance
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Unemployment Insurance BenefitsFor anyone (laid off workers and reduced-hours workers) whose employment status is impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits.https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/find-unemployment-benefits.aspx?newsearch=true&location=SC&persist=Unemployment benefits process has been expedited. Additional unemployment is being distributed, including benefits for self-employed, gig, and 1099 employees, through the federal CARES Act.
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SC Department of Employment and WorkforceEmployment and Workforce COVID-19 Resource Hubhttps://dew.sc.gov/covid-hubFor employers and employees
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Remote or Alternative JobsSee links.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/31/websites-to-find-work-from-home-jobs-hiring-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#5c42f983c43d
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https://www.moneymanagement.org/blog/alternative-ways-of-making-money-during-the-coronavirus
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Housing
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Family Promise of Laurens County (Shelter Network to Stable Housing)For families with children experiencing homelessness. Call (864) 681-4411https://www.facebook.com/fplaurenscounty
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Pathway House (Shelter - Greenwood)For men and women and women with children experiencing homelessness. Call (864) 223-4460208 PANOLA AVENUE, GREENWOOD, SC, 29646
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Internet Support
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AT&Thttps://m.att.com/shopmobile/internet/access/#!#startedStepAT&T is offering low-cost wireless home Internet service to qualifying households
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SPECTRUM"Students (K-12 and/or college students) who are currently without internet access are being offered free internet access for 60 days through Spectrum. To enroll call 1.844.488.8395."Call 1-844-488-8395 https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
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Wifi HotSpotsFor Spectrum customershttps://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots
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Childcare
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The Governor has declared a State of Emergency for the COVID-19 emergency, and emergency plans for child care licensing are in effect. If you are a licensed child care center and can expand your capacity to serve the children of essential state and local services personnel and other children displaced by closures, please contact Child Care Licensing at 1-888-825-7174 or childcare.disaster.response@dss.sc.gov as soon as possible.
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Childcare VouchersAs part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) child care assistance may be available for parents who are considered essential employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In order to qualify, you must be an essential worker, you must need child care so you may continue to report to work, and you must complete a child care application.To apply, email christi.jeffcoat@dss.sc.gov. Provide your name and contact info. Please place “Essential Employee Child Care Request” in the subject line.
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If your organization has the ability to set up a temporary child care site, please contact Child Care Licensing at 1-888-825-7174 or childcare.disaster.response@dss.sc.gov. You may be allowed to operate without a license for a maximum of 30 days in accordance with state law (63-13-440). Child Care Licensing must grant approval for temporary child care arrangements.
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Essential Store Hours
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Bi-LoTemporary hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. OFFERS PET PRESCRIPTIONSCall (864) 833-7339
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Dollar General (Laurens County)ALL Locations: 8AM- 10PM*
http://www2.dollargeneral.com/About-Us/pages/storelocator.aspx?_ga=2.51970415.778052030.1584766891-619372294.1584766891
Joanna Locations offers Moblie Pay via App; E. Main St. location closes @ 9PM*
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Family Dollar (Clinton)Temporary hours: 8AM-8PMCall 864-833-5973Shipments on Tuesdays and Fridays
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Family Dollar (Laurens- Fleming St.)Temporary hours: 9AM-8PMCall 864-984-6022
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Family Dollar (Laurens- South Harper St.)Temporary hours: 8AM-8PMCall 864-983-1584
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Ingles- ClintonTemporary hours: 7AM-9PMCall (864) 833-4173
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Ingles- LaurensTemporary hours: 7AM-9PMCall (864) 984-7132
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Wal-MartTemporary hours: 7AM- 8:30PM OFFERS IN-STORE & CURBSIDE PICK-UPCall (864) 682-8100https://www.facebook.com/Walmart1130/
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Laurens County Public LibrariesOpen with limited service at both branches. Offering curbside pickup and computer usage by appointment. Laurens - Call (864) 981-7323https://www.lcpl.org/
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Clinton - Call (864) 833-1853
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Other Helpful Information and Links:
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Call 2-1-1 for assistance finding resources or visit sc211.org.
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https://www.tenatthetop.org/news/important-information-about-covid-19-in-the-upstate/
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https://scthrive.org/coronavirus-resources/
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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
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https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/SCDHHS/bulletins/2823f75
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https://www.prismahealth.org/virtual-visit/?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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