2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that provides free and confidential information on local resources for food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. 2-1-1 is also the number to call to schedule your VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) appointment. Call 2-1-1 (or 1-866-892-9211) anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to speak with a live representative who will help you find vital services in the community. You can also download the South Carolina 2-1-1 app (Google Play or Apple App Store) and keep this resource at your fingertips. This service is free and is available in multiple languages. Learn more.
Tough Times Tool-Kit
Download our Tough Times Tool-Kit for information on community resources such as food pantries, housing assistance, legal services, utilities assistance, medical clinics, employment & education services, transportation, AmeriCorps locations, Benefit Banks, IDA, VITA, and Money Smart Classes. Download the toolkit in English or Spanish (Herramientas para los tiempos difíciles).
Free In Person Income Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are open annually from late January until April 15 for individuals and families with household incomes of $60,000 or less, people with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. During the tax season, schedule your appointment for free, in-person tax preparation assistance by calling 2-1-1. Learn more.
Prescription Savings Card Program
United Way and FamilyWize have joined forces to help people gain access to more affordable prescription medication. Everyone is eligible- insured and uninsured. Simply download and print your free card and show it to the pharmacy to get the best price on your prescription medication every time. Learn more.
Identify and Apply for Benefits in One Stop
Thrive Hub counselors can help you apply for benefits such as SNAP, TANF, Medicaid and more, all in one application. No longer do you have to wait in line at several different agencies or figure out what benefits are available to you. To meet with a Thrive Hub counselor, contact us.
United Way of Pickens County serves as an SC Works Access Point for job search services. We offer access to a computer and many of the core services you would find at the comprehensive and satellite SC Works Workforce Centers. For more information, contact us.
Take Control of Your Money and Find Financial Freedom
Pickens County Piggy Bank is an interactive, online webinar series designed to help YOU gain control over your money and find a path to financial freedom. Watch past recordings or sign up for upcoming sessions here.