Advocacy Services for all of South Carolina

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Advocacy Services
Address:3275 West Ina Road, Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85741
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Description:Has professionals that act as guides for families who are taking care of seniors and disabled adults. Services include help with interacting with health providers, advocating for patients and finding local resources. Click on "Find An Aging Life Care Expert" to find the closest professional near you.

(ALS Assocation)
Address:7499 Parklane Road, Suite 144
Columbia, SC 29223
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Description:Provides support and referral services to people living with ALS (also know as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and their families across the state. Has support groups in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Florence.
Address:3519 Medical Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
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Description:The vision is to provide offenders, former offenders, the homeless, troubled youth, veterans and their families the tools they need to become productive citizen members, also provides anger management education classes for first time offenders. Please call for contact information for other counties.
Address:44-A Markfield Drive
Charleston, SC 29407
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800-586-4872 Toll Free
Description:The American Lung Association provides smoking clinics, asthma camp, education programs for people with lung disease and information on lung cancer, tuberculosis, emphysema and A1AD related emphysema, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, HIV/AIDS and lung diseases and influenza. The Call Center is staff by Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. The Call Center Staff have extensive experience in the health care industry.
Address:The Arc of South Carolina
1202 12th Street
Cayce, SC 29033
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Description:The Arc is a grassroots, volunteer advocacy organization. The Arc of South Carolina works to improve the lives of people with Special Needs. The Arc advocates for people with disabilities to ensure they have the services and supports they need to grow, develop, and live in the community.The Arc of SC provides statewide information and referral services, you can contact your local chapter or the state chapter with any questions. The Arc of South Carolina is affiliated with The Arc of the United States, a national organization on mental retardation.
Office Name:The Arc of Myrtle Beach
Address:1010 5th Avenue North
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
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Office Name:Arc of Pickens County, The
Address:1308 Griffin Mill Road
Easley, SC 29640
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Office Name:Arc of Oconee County
Address:P.O. Box 8517
Seneca, SC 29678
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Office Name:Arc of the Midlands
Address:218-B East Main Street
Lexington, SC 29072
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Address:437 Center Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
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803-929-7785 (VP)
Description:Works with children who have hearing loss and their families. Services include parent counseling, hearing screenings, technical assistance and training, and workshops.
Address:PO Box 50816
Columbia, SC 29250
Description:An online resource for patients, advocates and caregivers. Website offers support resources and a resource directory; educational information about brain tumor; advocacy opportunities.

(Office of the Governor)
Address:1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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803-734-1147 TDD
800-868-0040 Toll Free in SC
Description:The Client Assistance Program can help solve problems with rehabilitation services for clients of Vocational Rehabilitation Department, Commission for the Blind, and the Independent Living Program. CAP serves as an advocate for customers and works to ensure quality services for those customers. CAP helps clients understand rules, regulations, and procedures, resolves problems, and protects customer rights through the rehabilitation process.
Address:P.O. Box 25492
Greenville, SC 29616
Description:The Down Syndrome Family Alliance of Greenville is a non-profit organization formed by parents of children with Down syndrome. Provides parent contacts and free information packets to parents of newborns. It also publishes a monthly newsletter which keeps our members informed on events and information relating to Down syndrome. There are monthly meetings where members can share their experiences and offer discussions or listen to speakers and videos on a wide variety of topics associated with Down syndrome.
Address:PO Box 5715
Columbia, SC 29250
800-951-4090 (toll free)
Description:Easter Seals is a national nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to children and adults with special needs and disabilities and to the families of such persons, including: Pediatric Therapy, Early Intervention, Individual Specific Assistance, Equipment Loan Program, Kids Are Riding Safely, and Information and Referral.
Address:652 Bush River Road #211
Columbia, SC 29210
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Phone:800-332-1000 (Toll Free)
Description:This foundation works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. They work with people with epilepsy and their families to provide access to important services to where they live and work.
Address: 289 Garrett Drive
Norris, SC 29667
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Description:Provides education for seniors and caregivers. Topics include learning caregiver skills, how to coordinate caregiving among family members, helping get financial aid and Medicaid/Medicare, and providing resources about legal and financial matters.
Address:2712 Middleburg Drive
Suite 103-B
Columbia, SC 29204
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Phone:800-578-8750 Toll Free
Description:Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. is a network of parents working with community professionals to provide parent-to-parent support and assurance to families with children of all ages who have special needs. Programs and services are centered around parent-to-parent networking, a program based in the principal that families with shared experiences are uniquely qualified to help each other. Parents of children with disabilities are matched with Support Parents who have children with similar conditions. These trained veteran Support Parents are an invaluable source of support and encouragement because they have faced similar challenges and celebrations. There are Family Connection offices in Columbia, Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, and Charleston, with Support Parents in all counties of South Carolina.
Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Anderson
Address:1104 Ella Street
Anderson, SC 29621
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Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Lowcountry and Pee Dee
Address:124 Kimberton Avenue
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
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Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Greenville
Address:29 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Rock Hill
Address:410 East Black Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
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Phone:803-366-4839 Office
803-417-1875 Cell
Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Spartanburg
Address:1650 Skylyn Drive, Suite 240
Spartanburg, SC 29307
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(National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association)
Description:These are support groups for those who suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Click on the link to find the closest support group near you.
Address:440 Knox Abbott Drive, Suite 250
Cayce, SC 29033
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Phone:800-344-5498 (Toll-Free)
Description:Provides community-based services to at-risk children and families, including counseling, therapy and prevention services. Also offers services for children in foster care and foster care/adoption recruitment. Also has Leaphart Place, a 20-apartment facility for young adults who are aging out of the foster care system and are ask risk of being homeless. Click on "Locations" to find the closest office near you.

free low cost
statewide resource
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. South Carolina Chapter
Address:180 Rusty Lane
Easley, SC 29642
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877-895-8787 Toll Free
Description:The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) provides most of its direct services through a nationwide network of chapters, branches and support groups. Chapters conduct programs of public education and information, patient education, professional education, and advocacy. Chapters provide support to people with lupus, their families, and healthcare professionals.
Description:Provides support for those who have lupus and their families. Has support groups in the Columbia area. Also offers education, advocacy and awareness services.

(Lupus Foundation of America)
Address:2121 K Street Northwest, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20037
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Description:Has support groups for people who are living with lupus and their loved ones. Also has LupusConnect, an online community where people can talk and find support.
Address:1823 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Description:Mental Health America, formally known as the Mental Health Association, is the oldest mental health advocacy organization in the nation. It is a grassroots, volunteer organization which educates civic groups, churches, the media, elected officials and the public about mental illness. It helps clients navigate the state mental health system and lobbies for sound mental health practices and funding in the S.C General Assembly. Click on "Affiliate Relations" to find contact information on a local affiliate near you.
Address:PO Box 1267
Columbia, SC 29202
800-788-5131 HelpLine
Description:This is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and treatment for people who suffer from mental illness and their families, through education, support and advocacy. They offer classes for families helping them to understand psychiatric disorders and how to care for their loved ones. They offer classes for professional providers of care, crisis intervention training, support for sufferers of psychiatric disorders,and support groups for their families.
Address:508 Hampton Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
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800-488-2277 (toll free)
Description:This foundation gives information about kidney disease, as well as provide financial and emotional support for those who suffer from kidney disease. They also promote organ donation.

(United Ostomy Associations of America)
Phone:800-826-0826 (Toll Free)
Description:Support groups for those who have had ostomy surgery and their relatives, caregivers and friends. Also open to those who will have surgery and medical professionals. Has support groups based in Charleston, Columbia and Florence. Enter your zip code or city and state to find the closest support group near you.
Description:This nonprofit provides information to empower families to advocate for quality care and services for relatives who need long-term care or in nursing facilities.
Address:700 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 200
Newport News, VA 23606
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Phone:800-532-5274 Toll Free
Description:This is a foundation that seeks to provide avenues of access to insurance funding through legislative reform. Focuses on funding for evolving cancer therapies, therapeutic agents and devices deemed medically efficacious by the medical and scientific communities.
Address:3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
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Phone:866-275-7273 Toll-free
866-232-4525 (TTY)
Description:Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) is authorized by state and federal law to protect the rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina. P&A promotes this mission by enabling individuals to advocate for themselves, by speaking on their behalf when they have been discriminated against or denied a service to which they are entitled, and by promoting policies and services which respect their choices. Services P&A Provides: Information & Referral, Case Representation, Systemic Advocacy, and Self-Advocacy Training, Education and Outreach.

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