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IIf you are a Lexington County resident needing assistance in a crisis situation, please come to our offices between the hours of 9:00 am - 3:30 pm with your valid picture ID and your Social Security Card.

Community Resources

Our services include food, clothing, and limited financial assistance (when available) for rent, electric bills, prescriptions, water, and automobile gas. LICS offices are located in Lexington at 216 Harmon Street.


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  • Aiken/Barnwell/Lexington Community Action Commission
  • 650 Knox Abbot Road Cayce, SC 29033
    Emergency assistance:  Utilities, clothing, housing, food, medical 
  • Alzheimer’s Association
    3223 Sunset Blvd  Suite 100
    West Columbia, SC 29169
    Resources and support for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
  • American Red Cross
    251 Bull Street Columbia, SC 29201
    Prepares community for emergencies and keep people safe.  Disaster relief services.
  • Army Emergency Relief
    200 Stovall St. Alexandria, VA 22332
    Emergency financial assistance to soldiers
  • Bethel House Recovery Support Program
    711 Arrowwood Rd Columbia, SC 29210
    Recovery Support Program
  • Caregiver Coalition of the Midlands
    CCOM c/o FPCCC 1500 Lady Street Columbia, SC 29201
    SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP-803-779-1995
    Volunteer network providing education, support and advocacy to meet the needs of Caregivers of Seniors in the Midlands of South Carolina.
  • CASA Family Systems
    658 John C. Calhoun Dr. , Orangeburg, SC 29115
    Social services and rehabilitation for those with social/personal problems and to physically challenged individuals.
  • Center for Community and Family Transitions
    P.O. Box 24857, Columbia, SC 29224
    Targets middle school children in Richland County (29203).  Fills gaps known to interfere with education of children.  Ensures elderly residents in community are provided services ensuring safety, comfort, and connections to others.
  • Central Midlands Transitional Retreat
    201 Duffie Dr. Lexington, SC 29072
    Services include transitional housing, education, training, financial counseling, and employment consulting for veterans.
  • Christ Central Ministries
    Contact Joanne Clark
    Faith-based recovery program, individualized GED programs, schools, food, clothing, life skills, Jobs for Life program, sewing, mentoring, tutorials, community events, and gatherings.
  • Christian Ministry Center
    Hwy 391 (Summerland Ave.) Batesburg, SC 20006
    Food Pantry and financial assistance for those who live in the Batesburg/Leesville area
  • Columbia Free Medical Clinic
    1875 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29204
    Medical care for those in community who cannot pay for services/have no health insurance
  • Consumer Credit
    1800 Main Street Columbia, SC
    Credit Counseling
  • Cooperative Healt
    h Centers

    1228 Harden St. Columbia, SC 
    Family medicine pediatrics, ob/gyn, dental, family counseling, podiatry, pharmacy services.  Offices in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, and Newberry counties.
  • Cooperative Ministry
    3821 West Beltline Columbia, SC 29204
    Columbia and surrounding community:  Assistance with food, clothing, IDs, transportation, rent, utilities, medicine
  • Daybreak Counseling
    601 Northwood Rd. Suite A Lexington, SC 2072
    Free and completely confidential services focusing on pregnancy, abortion, sex, STDs, relationship-related issues.
  • Dental Clinic (Family Service Center)
    1070 S Lake Dr. Lexington, SC 29073
    Childrens’ clinic:  803-785-6551
    Adult clinic: 803-576-2738
    The adult clinic serves low income adults (21+) with no insurance who live in Lexington County. The children’s clinic operates during the school year.  Children must be referred by a school nurse.
  • Drug Helpline
    National Hotline
    Free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
    122 Park Rd. Lexington, SC 29072
    South Carolina IDs, drivers licenses
  • Experience Works
    714 S Lake Dr. Lexington, SC 29072
    Employment help for ages 55 and up
  • Family Service Center of SC
    2712 Middleburg Dr. Suite 207-A Columbia, SC 29204
    Various counseling services
  • Family Shelter
    2411 Two Notch Rd Columbia, SC 29204
    Emergency Food, Shelter and Hope to Homeless Children and Their Families
  • Federal Tax Information
    Toll Free 24-hour tax assistance
  • Federation Center of the Blind
    119 South Kilbourne Road Columbia, SC 29205
    Programs/services to improve quality of life for blind
  • God’s Helping Hands
    919 Holland Ave. Cayce, SC 29033
    W. Cola/Cayce area food bank
  • God’s People in Service
    4512 A Fish Hatchery Rd. Gaston, SC 29053
    Swansea/Gaston/Pelion area food bank
  • God’s Storehouse
    1731 Risley Road Columbia, SC  29223
    Food, clothing, and home supplies for Greater Columbia area
  • Growing Home Southeast
    440 Knox Abbott Dr. Suite 250 Cayce, SC 29033
    Children & youth treatment, foster care, medically fragile, home-based services for integration through foster care and whole family placement
  • Hannah House
    1726 Sumter Street • Columbia, SC • 29201
    Faith-based transitional housing facility serving Columbia, SC and the surrounding communities
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
    2220 Shop Road Columbia, SC 29201
    Food Bank Lexington/Richland area
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank-Lexington County
    1775 12th St. Cayce, SC

    Food Bank Lexington/Richland area
  • His House
    764 Meeting St. West Cola, SC
    Shelter, food, Christian rehabilitation services for homeless & alcoholic men
  • Hope Worldwide
    1049 Harbor Drive W. Columbia, SC  29169
    Programs for needy including toy drives, school programs, and mentoring relationships
  • Immigrant Community Access Point (ICAP)
    P.O. Box 2648 Lexington, SC 29071
    Help immigrants and visitors to SC get access to programs, organizations, and services needed to successfully integrate with our state and its way of life
  • Lexington County Family Service Center
    714 S. Lake Dr. Suite 140 Lexington, SC 29072
  • Lexington County First Steps
    101 West Columbia Avenue Batesburg, SC 29006
    Helps South Carolina’s children get ready for school.  Focuses on Early education, family strengthening, child care quality, healthy start, and school transition.
  • Lexington County Teen Health Center
    500 Charlie Rast Rd. Swansea, SC 29160
    Free, confidential services for teens
  • Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission
    563 S. Lake Dr. Lexington, SC 29072
    Services and programs for older adults
  • Lexington County Department of Social Services
    1070 South Lake Dr. Lexington, SC 29072
    Department of Social Services-SNAP, TANF
  • Lexington Co. Public Health Department
    1070 S. Lake Dr. Suite B Lexington, SC 29073
    Immunizations, WIC
  • Lexington County Community Mental Health Center
    301 A Palmetto Park Blvd. Lexington, SC 29072
    Outpatient mental health services for residents of Lexington County
  • Lexington Work Force
    714 S Lake Dr. Suite 140 Lexington, SC 29072
    Employment services
  • Lifeline and Link Up
    Affordable telephone service for income-eligible consumers
  • LRADAC-The Behavioral Health Center of the Midlands
    1068 S. Lake Dr. Lexington, SC 29072
    Prevention, intervention, treatment programs & services-drug & alcohol abuse-citizens of Lexington & Richland Counties
  • M.S. Society of SC
    2711 Middleburg Dr. Columbia, SC
    Addresses challenges of everyone affected by MS
  • Midlands Fatherhood Coalition
    106 Fabristers Ln. Suite J Lexington, SC 29072
    Seeks to equip non-custodial fathers
  • Military One Source
    24/7 help for military and military fam
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    P.O. Box 1267 Columbia, SC 29202
    Improving the lives of persons living with mental illness
  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth
    P.O. Box 26274, Minneapolis, MN 55426
    The voice and social conscience for the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. NAEHCY accomplishes this through advocacy, partnerships, and education.
  • National League of Cities (NLC) Discount Card
    Savings on prescription drugs for those without insurance
  • Oliver Gospel Mission
    1100 Taylor St. Columbia, SC 29201
    Meals, shelter, spiritual direction for community’s homeless
  • Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services
    2638 Two Notch Rd. # 108 Columbia, SC 29204
    HIV/AIDS Support
  • Palmetto Health Cancer Health Initiative
    Women’s Center: 1801 Sunset Dr. Columbia
    Prostate screenings: 1501 Sumter St. Community Svcs. Conf. Room
    803-296-2273 or 800-249-4340
    Breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, pap tests, PSA blood test, digital rectal exams
  • Palmetto Healthy Start
    P.O. Box 2266 Columbia, SC 29202-2266
    Serves at-risk pregnant women and babies who live in Richland, Fairfield, Lexington, and Sumter counties.  Helps mothers find doctors to care for their babies so they have the best chance to grow up happy and healthy.
    730 Devine St. Suite 108, Columbia, SC 29208
    PASOs offers educational sessions on Rights and responsibilities, healthy relationships, STD’s and HIV, family planning, breastfeeding and prenatal care. for more information about these sessions, contact M Borghini (803-777-0943 or  
    PASOs for Parents, is a child abuse prevention program for Latino parents with children under 6 years old. Classes in Richland and Lexington counties. For information, call Mercedes (803) 260 2489.
  • Project Pet
    Every other Friday in the Harvest Hope Parking Lot from 8:30am-2:30pm
    2220 Shop Rd. Columbia, SC 29201
    The Pet Soup pantry provides dog and cat food to needy pet owners.  All food is donated by local pet food manufacturers and by the general public.  On some Fridays, low-cost pet vaccines are available.  Please call for vaccine information.
  • Rape Crisis Network
    3700 Forest Dr. Suite 350 Columbia, SC 29204
    Crisis intervention, advocacy, support services for sexual assault victims
  • Recovery Works
    2269 Ridge Spring Hwy., Ridge Spring, SC 29129
    Phone: 803.685.6067 Mobile: 803.522.4602
    Recovery Works is a long-term Residential Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center for men suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.
  • Samaritan’s Well
    129 Gibson Ct. Lexington, SC 29072
    Women and children’s housing facility
  • Salvation Army
    7532 Irmo Dr.  Irmo, SC
    Meet human needs in His name without discrimination
  • SC Access Aging and Disability Information 
    1301 Dr. Columbia, SC 29210
    800-868-9095 or 803-376-5390 
    Plan programs and services for aging population
  • SC Assoc. of the Deaf, Inc.
    437 Center St. West Columbia, SC 29169
    Serving deaf and hard of hearing citizens
  • SC Autism Society
    806 12th St. West Columbia, SC 29169
    Referrals for services for individuals  affected by autism
  • SC Council on Problem Gambling
    Increase public awareness of pathological gambling
  • SC Healthy Connections Choices
    Helps people in Medicaid enroll in health plans
  • SC Homeownership and Employment Lending Program
    Help families stay in their homes or avoid preventable foreclosure
  • SC Housing Authority
    300 C Outlet Point Blvd. Columbia, SC 29210
    Section 8 housing
  • SC Legal Services
    2109 Bull St. Columbia, SC 29201
    Legal services for low income residents of SC
  • SC Vocational Rehab Dept.
    1330 Boston Ave. West Columbia, SC 29170
    Provides individualized array of services to help people with disabilities find employment
  • Senior Resources
    2817 Millwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29205
    Programs for home care, transportation, senior volunteers, meal delivery
  • Sharing God’s Love
    1475 Friarsgate Irmo, SC 29063
    Cooperative ministry for families facing emergencies related to basic living needs—an extension of churches in Irmo, St. Andrews, and Ballentine areas
  • Sistercare, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1029 Columbia, SC 29202
    Services for battered women and their children residing in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties in South Carolina
  • Social Security Administration
    1835 Assembly St. Columbia, SC 29210
  • St. Lawrence Place
    2400 Waites Rd. Columbia, SC 29204
    An environment of 28 housing units that provides programming and transitional housing – up to two years – for qualifying families.
  • United Way
    1800 Main St. Columbia, SC 
    803-733-5400 Hotline:  Dial 211
    United Way unites people and resources to improve the quality of life in the Midlands – to determine and respond to the critical human service needs of the community by a four-part process: Determining community needs, Prioritizing community needs, Developing community resources, and Distributing community resources.
  • U-Turn For Christ
    Men’s Ranch1154 Barr Rd. Lexington, SC
    Outreach ministry of Calvary Chapel Lexington dedicated to freeing men from drugs and alcohol while providing men an opportunity to grown in their Christian faith.
  • Welvista
    2700 Middleburg Dr. Suite 105 Columbia, SC 29204
    ADAP Program
    Hospital Patient Advocacy Program
     803-933-9183 ext. 120
    SMILES Dental Program
    SC Medication Assistance Program 803-933-9183
    Provides access to prescription medications and pediatric dental services
  • West Columbia’s Empowerment Center
    754 “B” Avenue West Columbia, SC 29169
    803- 739-6238
    The city of West Columbia provides outreach programs to citizens who need assistance because of disabilities, childcare constraints, unemployment or impoverishment
  • Woodyard Fund – Salvation Army
    2025 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29211 
    803- 462-5093
    Offers assistance to residents in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, and Newberry counties with their utility bills. Must call at 9:00AM on Monday and leave message for appointment.  Must bring proof of income and ID for all in household.  Must have final shut off notice, however, cannot be cut off.  Funded through Salvation Army donations.
  • Workforce Development Services for South Carolina Public Libraries
    1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29211 
    803- 734-8576
    The SC State Library’s website is designed to assist libraries, state government agencies, employees and citizens locate useful resources for finding employment.

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216 Harmon Street
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 957-6656

Social Services
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thrift Shop
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Donation Center
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Our Mission

Glorifying God by serving our neighbors in crisis. (In spirit of Matthew 25:40)