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.***




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.


Palmetto CAP has partnered with Mother Emanuel AME to host Calling All Colors: a Celebration of Multi-Culturalism on Thursday, June 23rd.  This event is a one-day camp for young people ages 10-14 to learn racial reconciliation through arts.

Calling All Colors Graphic 2




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

Ribbon Cutting




Upcoming Events

6/6/16 - 2016 Youth Leadership Summer Camp in Dorchester County STARTS!

6/7/16 - Summer Youth Works! Employability Training Starts

6/23/16 - Calling All Colors
Eventbrite - Calling All Colors: a Celebration of Multi-Culturalism