Palmetto Community Action Partnership

Formerly Charleston County Human Services Commission

Basic Needs


Emergency Assistance


Palmetto Community Action Partnership (Palmetto CAP) is a non-profit organization that partners with Lowcountry residents to create customized solutions to rid situational and generational poverty from their lives. 


Our dedicated partners help us provide our community's most vulnerable residents with basic needs assistance, self empowerment programs and emergency services.


***For the latest Palmetto CAP news and updates, please visit our News page.***




Palmetto CAP's Weatherization Assistance Program is NOW HIRING!!  Check out the 'Employment Opportunities' page in the About Us section for details!  


Palmetto CAP is currently in the process of developing new partnerships and renewing existing partnerships for the 2017 program. If your group/church/organization/business is interested in partnering, please complete a 2017 MOU and return two signed copies to Reba Hough-Martin at 1069 King Street, Charleston SC 29403.


Due to circumstances beyond our control, our Lower Dorchester-Jedburg-Summerville satellite office has closed.  Dorchester County residents in both the upper and lower ends of the county are now asked to select the Upper Dorchester-St. George location when scheduling appointments online or over the phone.  All scheduled appointments will be held at our St. George location located at 201 Johnston street, St George, South Carolina 29477 (inside the DSS office) Monday-Thursday weekly.  Community roll-out events will also be held with site partners in underserved communities throughout the rest of the year to eliminate transportation barriers. Thank you for your cooperation during this transition.



Upcoming Events

9/23/16 - 2016 Community Action Poverty Simulation w/Chucktown Squash

10/27/16 - Agency Closed for Fall Staff Development Day



Check out coverage of Palmetto CAP's two new affordable housing units in West Ashley!

Ribbon Cutting





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