SC Works

Tribal members seeking a new job or interested in advancing their career may access a wide variety of information on training programs, education and employment services; all of this and much more is available in the SC Works Centers. Employers may post job openings, locate qualified job applicants and receive outplacement and recruitment assistance. Go to
As a result many programs and organizations participate within the SC Works System to offer career help and other benefits through one central point or location. In 56 local centers within the state, the Workforce Development Agency administers and oversees the SC Works System and the Workforce Investment Act
(The Workforce Investment Act is a federal program administered in South Carolina through the Workforce Division of the Department of Employment and Workforce and through 12 Workforce Investment areas throughout the state. WIA programs help businesses meet their need for skilled workers and provide individuals with access to training that helps them prepare for work.)
SC Works System delivers employment services ranging from:
resume writings and job searches to candidate recruiting and training and education services within the 46 counties in SC through a variety of methods . These may include mobile teams, satellite locations and SC Works Online services.(
Locate your area and go to the web site in your locale. Check out job openings and/or job training info.

Call the Tribal Office at 864.683.1421 or email for more information.


SC Commission for the Blind

The SC Commission for the Blind is engaging in an effort to make the Native citizens of SC aware of their services.
While their primary services relate to the Vocational Rehabilitation Program, the agency also has an Older Blind and Children's Services Program. Below is a listing of those progressive eye pathologies which make individuals eligible for their services:
1. Retinitis Pigmentosa
2. Glaucoma
3. Optic Atrophy
4. Cataracts in both eyes
5. Macular Degeneration
6. Diabetic Retinopathy (vision loss from diabetes)
7. Keratoconus
8. Stargardt's
9. Vision loss due to HIV
10.Vision loss due to Multiple Sclerosis
For more information about this service, visit

Free Cancer Screening Program for Eligible Women

The Best Chance Network is a special program to help women who need to be screened for breast and cervical cancer. You may be able to receive free services if you meet these guidelines:
you are 40-64 years old,
you have no health insurance, or your health insurance only pays for hospital care, and
you meet certain income guidelines.
To learn more, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) and ask about the SC Best Chance Network.

South Carolina Small and Minority Business

For information on starting a small minority business or questions concerning small and minority businesses, email Rogie Nelson at

For more information on the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (CMA), visit the CMA web site at

United Way of South Carolina

For assistance with utility bills, medical bills, and/or housing assistance, call 211

Commission for Minority Affairs
Community Resource Directory for Emergency Assistance 
Additional items like housing, clothing, prescription assistance.


1-800-quit now, 1-800-784-8669

You will be asked a few questions, then mailed "Help Quit Smoking" info and aids to help support your decision. Example: gum or patches with 24-hour 'quit coach' to speak with. This is all FREE. No insurance is needed so you have nothing to lose! Think of all you will gain!!

TTY: 1-877-777-6534

Golden Strip Relief Community Services

1102 Howard Dr.
Simpsonville Community Center

Serves areas south of Hwy. 85, north of Hwy. 101.
Services - food, utilities (no disconnects), and meds
What to bring with you - State ID, SS card, proof of income, bill that needs to be paid (your name must be on account)

Monday and Friday 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday 1 PM - 3:30 PM
Get there early to get a place in line.

Food Pantry Locations
(Some locations will help with meds and utility bills and rent.)

Bethlehem Baptist Church
Simpsonville 864-963-3527

Wayside Church
Laurens 864-681-0313

Golden Harvest
311 Alliance Pkwy, Liberty

Harvest Hope
2220 Shop Rd., Columbia

Harvest Hope
2513 W. Lucas St., Florence

Harvest Hope
Greenville 864-281-3995

Harvest Hope
Lexington County, Cayce

Greenville 864-281-1520

Anderson Interfaith
Anderson 864-226-2273

From God to You
Greenville 864-552-1430

Samaritan House
Old Augusta Rd., Greenville

God's Pantry
Fountain Inn 864-963-4441

Brushy Creek
Greer 864-877-041

(Some food is out-of-date; Pantries are not responsible if anyone gets sick.)

Medical Financial Assistance

Check with the Hospital's Social Services program for their MIAP program. See below (forms are located on the first link):

Medically Indigent Assistance Program (MIAP)

Effective July 1, 1989, the Medically Indigent Assistance Program is authorized to sponsor inpatient hospital care. Individuals who are eligible for Medicaid or other government assistance
are not eligible for assistance through the MIAP.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
State residence (intent to live in South Carolina; migrants are considered state Residents unless they maintain a domicile in another state);

U.S. citizen or legally admitted alien for permanent residence;

Institutional status (covers county inmates awaiting trial, but not inmates or residents of other governmental institutions);

Gross family income cannot exceed 200% of federal poverty guidelines;

Resource limits:
Primary Residence:

A family farm of 50 acres or less on which the applicant or his family has resided for at least 25 years is totally excluded from resources; and
All other $35,000 limit on equity value.

Equity interest in all other real property and taxable personal property (such as motor vehicles), cannot exceed a combined total value of $6,000.

Liquid assets (assets in cash or payable in cash on demand including financial instruments convertible into cash within twenty workdays).

Cannot exceed $500; and

An applicant with excess liquid assets may establish eligibility by spending the family's excess liquid assets on valid debts of the family such as rent/mortgage, utilities and medical expenses.

Individuals who are eligible will receive all Medicaid covered services.

Application Forms: 
FM 207
Check List: 
Contact your hospital's Social Services Dept.
Income Limit: 
See resource limits 

Free Clinics:(in most cases can refer someone for surgery or other treatment at a partnering hospital at little to no cost)

Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County
245 Human Services Road
Clinton, SC

Rosa Clark Medical Clinic
210 S. Oak Street
Seneca, SC

Pickens County Free Medical Clinic
303 Dacusville Highway
Easley, SC