HOPE provides assistance to families and

individuals who are coping with a short-term

financial emergency.


Financial Assistance – Client Service Hours


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

9:00 am through 11:30 am

Plan to arrive by 10:45 am to guarantee you will meet with a Client Advocate.  

Appointments at other times may be available upon request.

Documents needed for initial visit:

South Carolina Photo ID (cannot be from another state)

Social Security Card for person applying for assistance

Proof of address (lease agreement, utility bill, etc.)

DSS Food Stamp Verification Form (if applicable)


Please note due to the increased volume of assistance requests, HOPE will respond to financial reqests within 3-5 days.


Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited basis will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).