Advocacy Services for the City of Charleston, SC

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Advocacy Services
Address:7944 Dorchester Road, Suite 5
North Charleston, SC 29418
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866-225-5082 (TTY/Toll Free)
Description:Assists people with disabilities develop goals to obtain levels of independence and community integration. Services include peer mentoring, transportation, independent skills training and referral services. Also, the organization loans out medical equipment and assistive technology.
Address: 8163 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
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Description:AWE offers advocacy, peer support, counseling, public education, and information and referral to the mobility impaired. Also sponsors several athletes in sports such as wheelchair racing and weightlifting and the North Charleston Hurricanes (wheelchair basketball team). Recreational activities offered for those with disabilities.

(American Heart Association)
Address:174 East Bay Street, Suite 300 A-B
Charleston, SC 29401
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Description:The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. For CPR classes, call 1-888-277-5463. Provides fund raising for heart disease and strokes, as well as public education in those areas (including such things as diet, exercise).
Address:1 Carriage Lane, Building A
Charleston, SC 29407
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Description:Provides services to help people who are blind and visually impaired. Includes the Own Your Life program, which teaches how to be independent and gain employment skills. Also provides free vision screening for adults and children in 22 Charleston County schools.

(Diocese of Charleston)
Address:1662 Ingram Road
Charleston, SC 29407
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855-377-1357 (Toll-Free)
Description:Offers a number of services in several areas in South Carolina, including adoption, food pantries, prescription assistance, dental care and companionship for seniors. Click on "Programs" to find more information about the programs and which offices provide them. Click on "Contact" to find the closest office near you.

(Diocese of Charleston)
Address:3921 St. John's Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
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Description:Services of the Coastal Office include: emergency services, Senior Care Liaison Services, Mobile Wellness Clinic, Vision program,Area Agency on Aging Mobile Unit, Early Memory Loss Support group, Community information program and "Bestow a Smile." Please visit website or call for additional information.
Address:6650 Rivers Avenue, Suite 1408
Charleston, SC 29406
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855-238-2228 (Toll Free)
Description:Provides case management services for those with mental retardation, physical disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and individuals 55 and older. They also serve at-risk children. They partner with government and community agencies to help provide services, which include tutoring and life coaching. Channel The Beacon has service coordinators and licensed social workers on their staff.
Address:259 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Description:Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc. (CASC) is a nonprofit agency that provides programs and services to promote the well-being of aging persons living in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. CASC provides services to tri-county residents age 55 and older (depending upon the service), their spouses, dependents with disabilities, and caregivers. Services offered include: care management; individual advocacy; group and home-delivered meals; companion service; homemaker help; in-home respite care; information and referral to local resources; job training and placement; adult enrichment education; social and recreational activities; subsidized housing; and numerous volunteer opportunities .
Office Name:1061 King Street
Description:Center works with medical professionals, social workers, and law enforcement to perform forensic medical exams and assessments, to ensure the safety of the of the child, and to provide counseling and treatment to child victims and their families. This agency is an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance.
Address:P. O. Box 2275
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
Description:DSAL is a private, non-profit organization devoted to promoting an environment which fosters the growth and development of people with Down syndrome to enable them to achieve their full potential. The organization offers respite programs, support programs such as Moms' Night Out and Youth Group, social events, resources, and educational opportunities. It is an affiliate of the National Down syndrome Congress and the National Down Syndrome Society.
Address:P.O. Box 13206
Charleston, SC 29422
Description:This nonprofit provides emotional support and encouragement to breast cancer patients and survivors. They also educate the public about breast cancer.
Address:P.O. Box 5341
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone:843-744-3242 Twenty-Four Hour Crisis Line
800-273-4673 Toll Free
843-747-4069 Administration
Description:Provides free and confidential information and help to victims of domestic violence. Services include: 24-hour crisis counseling, emergency shelter, victim advocacy, legal assistance, case management, information and referral, support groups, and children's services.

(National Aging in Place Council)
Description:This advocacy group's goal is to help seniors remain in their residence independently, comfortable and safely. A speakers bureau provides speakers to educate the community about aging in place and resources available in the area. There is also a resource guide on the Web site.

(National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) South Carolina)
Address:8112 Saveur Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
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Description:NAMI Charleston Area is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and treatment for people who suffer from brain disorders, as well as their families and friends through support, advocacy, and education. NAMI Charleston Area is about people working together to enable each individual with a brain disorder to live the best life possible. See Website for the latest information about educational classes and support groups.
Address:35 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 20038
Charleston, SC 29413
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Description:Provides meals, shelter and advocacy for the homeless. Services include case management, primary health care, mental health care, job counseling, legal services. Men, women and children are served.
Office Name:Charleston Veterans Housing Services
Address:1064 Gardner Road, Suite 206
Charleston, SC 29483
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Office Name:Columbia Veterans Housing Services
Address:3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 301
Columbia, SC 29204
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Address:4925 Lacross Road, Suite 215
North Charleston, SC 29406
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800-232-6489 Toll Free
Description:A not-for-profit agency that provides family violence intervention and consumer credit counseling services. There are also services to help homeless veterans. Appointments are required. Call for more information.
Address:1684 Brownswood Road
Johns Island, SC 29457
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Description:This is a faith based program for people of Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Islands who are in need of social services and basic health care and do not have the means to pay for such services. Outreach staff conducts interviews and assessments, provide emergency services (food, clothing, household items, financial assistance) and home visits. Seasonal farm workers' needs are served by providing emergency services, health outreach and advocacy. Employment skills, literacy classes and parenting classes are also offered. Call 559-4493 for more information.
Address:3547 Meeting Street Road
North Charleston, SC 29405
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877-874-0230 (Toll-Free)
Description:A private, non-profit organization providing education, counseling, referral, and direct services to persons with HIV Disease and/or their families. They can help with place to live, medical attention, and emotional support. It is a community-based advocacy organization and offers public education on HIV and on HIV prevention. Free HIV testing is available, no appointment necessary, and results are immediate. Bilingual staff is available for those who speak Spanish.
Address:2150 Eagle Drive, Building 100
North Charleston, SC 29406
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Description:Provides support and advocates for veterans military members and their spouses, including mental health, assisting with benefits, education, employment and housing. Has a social worker on staff.

(Medical University of South Carolina)
Office Name:College of Nursing
Address:PO Box 250160
99 Jonathon Lucas Street
Charleston, SC 29425
Description:REACH is a diabetes coalition working to eliminate health disparities for African Americans with diabetes in Charleston and Georgetown Counties through empowerment, education, advocacy, and change. Services include free diabetes education classes on topics such as healthy eating and physical activity, help with medications and supplies, referrals, and how to find reliable diabetes information. All individuals and groups are welcomed.

(Mount Pleasant Police Department)
Address:100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Phone:843-856-2189 Victim Advocate
843-849-3003 Senior Victim Advocate
Description:The Victim Services Unit provides help to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, harassment (stalking), and homicide. Help includes compensation, referrals, crisis counseling, assistance in obtaining restraining orders, help in finding shelter, help in understanding the court system, support groups, education about abuse and self-protection, cell phones for emergencies, and safety planning.