Online Resources

Community Resources


Detailed information about nonprofit American membership organizations.

Best of the Web


Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical and available almost everywhere.

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resource they need. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Recognized as one of the leading housing authorities in the nation, Columbia Housing Authority has been providing quality affordable housing for residents of Columbia, Cayce and Richland County, since 1934.

Supports employed, receiving unemployment or receiving retirement clients. With a range of services, we focus on providing short-term assistance and developing long-term stability.

Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers provides medical services for the communities of the Midlands of South Carolina (Lexington, Richland, Fairfield and Newberry Counties), regardless of age, background or health condition.

GetCareSC is a resource that allows seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities to search for service providers in their area.

The South Carolina State Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. The Grants Research Collection at the South Carolina State Library is designed to assist nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grant funding from private and corporate foundations and government agencies. The Collection includes resources for finding foundation and government grant programs, the grant-seeking and proposal writing process, nonprofit organization management, and general fund raising strategies.

Providing for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

Since 1996, Home Works has enabled more than 38,000 youth and adult volunteers to repair the homes of more than 2,600 elderly, disabled or veteran homeowners across South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia — 40% of these homes are in and around Columbia, S.C.

In the late 1970s, a group of ministers, lay people and community associations led by the Lexington Ministerial Association addressed the need for a coordinated effort to provide basic needs of families in crisis. Our services include food, clothing and limited financial assistance (when available) for rent, electric bills, prescriptions, water and automobile gas.

The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by William Booth, in London, England. The Salvation Army established a corps in Columbia, S.C., in 1906 and has been serving people living in extreme poverty in the Midlands for more than 100 years.

South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. SCLS is a non-profit corporation, funded by grants from the federally funded Legal Services Corporation, the South Carolina Bar Foundation, local United Ways, state court filing fees, and other federal, state and local funding.

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

The mission of United Way of the Midlands is simple: We unite people and resources to improve the quality of life in the Midlands.

Disability Resources

Provide a variety of training programs to educate and assist the community in disability accommodation and awareness.

The Center for Disability Resources Library (CDR) Library consists of books, videos, brochures, and audiotapes covering a variety of disability-related topics. The CDR is located within the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library on Garners Ferry Road. Materials can be mailed to your home or office.

This guide from the Affordable Colleges Online website, will help you find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.

Provides resources and helps callers understand and advocate for their disability rights.

The mission of South Carolina Autism Society is to enable every individual with autism spectrum disorders in South Carolina to reach their maximum potential.

Our mission is to provide quality individualized vocational rehabilitation services, independent living services and prevention-of-blindness services to blind and visually impaired consumers leading to competitive employment and social and economic independence.

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs serves persons with intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.

The mission of the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council is to provide leadership in planning, funding, and implementing initiatives that lead to improved quality of life for people with Developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change.

Providing library services to the blind, visually impaired and physically handicapped of South Carolina.

We’re changing our hours to better serve you. New hours will take effect on May 1.