FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, RESOURCES & REFERRALS

HOPE provides assistance to families and individuals who are coping with a short-term financial emergency.

 

HOPE serves Lancaster County and the Fort Lawn Community

Client Service Hours

Monday-Friday between 8:30 am and 11:30 am

Plan to arrive by 11:00 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)

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR LANDLORDS AND RENT ASSISTANCE

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 http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 program.intake@usda.gov.
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).