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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.
The first round of grants from the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has been announced. Seven local agencies have collectively been awarded $68,000 to provide emergency assistance with food and housing. These agencies include: Project Host, Mill Village Farms, Meals on Wheels, Harvest Hope, United Ministries, Safe Harbor and Miracle Hill. Learn more about how the fund is being used here.
If you would like to volunteer to assist with this effort, click here.
UNITED WAY 2-1-1 SERVICE LINE
We have expanded our 2-1-1 hotline, 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 MEAL PROGRAM
During Greenville County Schools' closure, the following sites will be providing breakfast and lunch: TR High, Berea Elementary, AJ Whittenberg Elementary, Welcome Elementary, Grove Elementary, Sue Cleveland Elementary, Sterling School, Blue Ridge Middle, Wade Hampton High, JL Mann High, Mauldin High, Hillcrest High, Eastside High, Greer High and Fountain Inn Elementary. A large number of buses have also bee deployed to distribute meals across the community—click here for a full site list or here for an interactive map of all meal and WiFi sites. Both lunch and breakfast for the next day will be distributed between 10 a.m. – noon. Meals will be provided to all children aged 18 or younger. Children are not required to be enrolled in Greenville County Schools or be present for pickup. WiFi will be available at all schools from 7 a.m.–7p.m. and at bus delivery sites from 10 a.m.–noon. For the latest Greenville County Schools information, click here.
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 expanded to a weekly fresh-food box program, FoodShare Greenville, for anyone facing hardship in our community. FoodShare boxes are discounted to a minimal $5 CARD or SNAP fee for those needing assistance. Weekly Wednesday pick-up via a drive-thru at United Way's office (105 Edinburgh Ct) begins Wednesday, April 8. 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 the English flyer or here for the Spanish flyer.
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.
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.
SPECTRUM WI-FI PROGRAM
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees waived for new student households. Confirm terms with provider.
FREE KIDS MEALS
Many restaurants across Greenville County are offering free meals to kids affected by school closures. Click here to find out where to go in your area.
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.
READY4K VIRTUAL PARENTING CURRICULUM
Ready4K has made its virtual parenting curriculum and family engagement tool free for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Ready4K offers fun facts and at-home learning activities for children 0-9. Click here for details.
FURMAN "LEADING IN TIMES OF CRISIS" VIRTUAL SEMINARS
Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship is launching a six-week virtual series of free workshops with industry experts for business leaders who need the tools to lead their organizations in times of uncertainty. Click here to learn more.
THRIVE GLOBAL: HOW TO DEAL WITH CRISIS
Thrive Global has published a guide to dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, including what to do when feeling overwhelmed, how to speak to children about the pandemic and what to say to those that are struggling. Click here to read the full story.
This page will be updated with resources as they become available.
Thank you to our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund partners.