Last updated: March 23, 2020

Our priority during this time is to remain a place of support for the community. This means we will continue with direct services as long as it is safe to do so to support those who will be greatly impacted by lack of wages, school closing, lack of access to food, etc. In order to safely support our community, staff and volunteers, we will be making the following changes until further notice. We will continue to provide updates as we have them on this page and our social media platforms:

  •  Emergency services (food and financial assistance) are available at both locations

  • Emergency food services are available to ANYONE who needs it within our service areas: James, Johns and Wadmalaw Islands and Downtown Charleston.

  • Our Soup Kitchen is providing pick-up only bag lunches

  • All adult and youth education programs are suspended

  • Our Dental Clinic is closed

  • Our Women’s Wellness services are suspended

  • All additional non-essential activities are on hold

  • We are accepting food and clothing donations at both locations

  • We are suspending volunteer activities and recruitment until further notice. Once we resume normal operations, visit ongoing volunteer opportunities here.

If you have a dental emergency, contact MUSC Emergency Room. If you have a OBGYN emergency, please contact Roper St. Francis Hospital.

 

If you are concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19) or experiencing respiratory or flu-like symptoms such as fever and/or cough, consult with MUSC or Roper St. Francis.

 

Get a free virtual screening, by using the promotion code COVID19.

 

For MUSC, click here.

For Roper St. Francis, click here.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

Donate Food: Donations of shelf-stable food will help families prepare for longer term impact. Donations can be brought to our Johns Island location (1684 Brownswood Road) or our downtown location, Neighborhood House (77 & 79 America Street) between 9am and 11am Monday through Friday.

 

Financial Contributions: As resources are directed to focus on meeting the unfolding needs and as the number of people we serve may increase,  your support will help us remain responsive to this crisis. An example of an immediate financial burden we have is the need to purchase additional food to provide bag lunches in our soup kitchen. To make a monetary donation, click here.

Amazon Wishlist: Purchase items in need from your home. Click here to browse and purchase items.

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