Palmetto Community Action Partnership
Formerly Charleston County Human Services Commission
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.***
The General Emergency Assistance Program (GEAP) now has funds available for assistance and will resume scheduling appointments on Tuesday, August 1st for Charleston County residents and Thursday, August 3rd for Berkeley and Dorchester County residents. GEAP funds financial assistance with emergency rent, prescription medication, car repairs and disaster relief. - As of 7/31/17
How is Community Action winning the War On Poverty? One family at a time. Check out the National Community Action Network's Theory of Change!
Thank you to the children, parents, community artists, partners, police officers and church staff who participated in CALLING ALL COLORS! Check out the pictures from this one-day youth conference that taught kids to appreciate diversity, collaborate through art, manage grief and combat bullying.
Palmetto CAP is currently in the process of developing new partnerships and renewing existing partnerships for the 2017 program year. 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.
6/12 - 7/27 - Youth Leadership Summer Camp
7/26 - Financial Empowerment Workshop
7/28 - Summer Youth Works! 2017 Luncheon
8/2 - Managing the Maze Workshop
8/8 - Managing the Maze Workshop
8/15 - Financial Empowerment Workshop
8/22 - Managing the Maze Workshop
Check the Events page for details!!
Check out coverage of Palmetto CAP's two new affordable housing units in West Ashley!
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