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As our community and state implement plans to address the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, United Way of Greenville County is rapidly assessing the most urgent needs on the ground.
United Way is coordinating services with local nonprofits and community leaders to provide support for Greenville County's most vulnerable neighbors during this critical time, such as food, shelter and access to basic healthcare needs.
To make a donation to the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, click here.
In collaboration with partners listed below, we have launched the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to assist Greenville County’s most vulnerable neighbors with the resources they need during this critical time.
The COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will focus on supporting local nonprofit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals, and those who are working with the most vulnerable populations in these areas to help respond to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
This effort, in concert with partners such as Greenville County Schools and others from across the region, will coordinate with social service organizations and businesses focused on supporting children and families, hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, older adults, people living with disabilities, and other vulnerable communities. One hundred percent of donations made to the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will support efforts to provide relief to people impacted by coronavirus and its effect on the community.
Of the dollars raised through the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, $370,000 have already been deployed in grants supporting food and housing initiatves here in Greenville County.
Formed in partnership with a number of tremendous community partners and a collective initial pledge of $450,000, the Emergency Housing Assistance Fund will provide access to emergency shelter for those in need, as well as rent and mortgage assistance for those economically impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Click here to learn more about the fund and how to apply.
You can also send a check to United Way of Greenville County at 105 Edinburgh Court, Greenville, SC 29607.
If you would like to volunteer to assist with this effort, click here.
UNITED WAY OF GREENVILLE COUNTY RESOURCE LINE
The United Way of Greenville County Resource line is now available 24/7 to direct those in need to information and resources regarding where to find food, shelter, access to healthcare and transportation. Simply dial 2-1-1 to get connected.
GREENVILLE COUNTY INFORMATION MAP (iMAP)
The Greenville County Information Map (iMAP) can be used to find community resources based on address. Resources can easily be filtered by category and location. Click here to view our iMAP.
GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOLS RETURN-TO-SCHOOL PARENT RESOURCES
Greenville County Schools has put together a resource page for parents whose children are returning to school this fall. Click here for more information.
GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOLS MEAL PROGRAM
School meals will be available for all students in all school-opening scenarios, including the 100% eLearning option (Attendance Plan 0) and for those that register for the Virtual Program. In order to qualify for free or reduced meals parents must complete a new free and reduced meal application for the current school year. Click here for the latest Free and Reduced Price Meal Application.
PRISMA HEALTH RESOURCES
Prisma Health is offering a variety of resources to help you and your family stay healthy, including free virtual visits. If you believe you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, schedule your virtual visit here and use code COVID19.
MILL VILLAGE FARMS FOODSHARE PROGRAM
In partnership with United Way, Mill Village Farms has a fresh-food box program, FoodShare Greenville, available every other week for anyone facing hardship in our community. FoodShare boxes are discounted to a minimal $5 CARD or SNAP fee for those needing assistance. Wednesday pick-up is available via drive-thru at the Buck Mickel Center (45 Frederick Street). ALL FoodShare boxes must be pre-ordered over Mill Village's bilingual phone hotline or bilingual website by noon on Friday the week prior to pick-up. Click here for Spanish.
CITY OF GREENVILLE RESOURCE GUIDE
The City of Greenville has released a resource guide detailing updated services and discounts offered by local restaurants and service providers. This includes curbside and delivery options for food, as well as discounts and free services. Click here to learn more.
HISPANIC ALLIANCE COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE
As the community copes with the spread of COVID-19, Hispanic Alliance has compiled a list of resources available to support our neighbors. Click here for their resource page.
NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE
The Nurse-Family Partnership has released a guide to benefits available following recent coronavirus legislation and aid. Click here to view the resource guide.
IRS CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing updated information and resources around tax information, economic impact payments and warnings about coronavirus-related scams. Click here to learn more.
MUSC VIRTUAL SCREENING
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has set up a virtual screening clinic. This is a FREE screening for those who believe they have COVID-19 symptoms. Just enter the code "COVID19" when you log in. Click here to learn more.
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA SERVICES
Mental Health America's CRISISline (864-271-8888) and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) are answering calls 24/7. They also have a free, confidential, online mental health screening available. Click here to learn more.
HOMELESSNESS RESOURCE HUB
Greenville Homeless Alliance has created a Facebook group to serve as an updated source of information about resources and organizations serving those experiencing homelessness in our community. Click here to learn more or join the group. Greenville Homeless Alliance also released its COVID-19 Impact on Homelessness in Greenville County detailing available resources for our homeless community as well as needs for the agencies that serve them.
UPSTATE INFORMATION REPOSITORY
Ten at the Top is working with local entities to compile and maintain a repository of links to information individuals, businesses and institutions may need regarding the latest cancellations, available community resources and health information. Click here for the Upstate COVID-19 Information Repository.
GREENVILLE COUNTY ANIMAL CARE PET FOOD PANTRY
Greenville County Animal Care has launched the "No Empty Bowls" Pet Food Pantry to provide struggling Greenville County pet owners with food to keep their pets' bowls full. Click here to learn more.
This page will be updated with resources as they become available.
Thank you to our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund partners.