• This is a list made by our school social worker, Diedre Hayden, of resources specific to the Goose Creek area.  GC Resource List

     

    Below is a list our school district has gathered of resources in the community that could provide assistance. 

     

    • Alcoholics Anonymous
      Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Phone: 843-554-2998

       

    • Association for the Blind
      The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. Phone: 800-AFB-LINE (232-5463)

       

    • Berkeley County Mental Health
      Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. Phone: 843-761-8282

       

    • Berkeley County Department of Social Services
      Phone: 843-761-8044

       

    • Big Brothers / Big Sisters
      Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors. Phone: 843-747-1313

       

    • Christmas Commandos
      An all-volunteer, non-profit organization that consists of parents, professionals, and business with a single mission: “Bringing a full Christmas to children who are facing their first Christmas after the loss of a parent due to death.” Phone: 843-216-8325 or 843-224-9667

       

    • Crime Victims
      South Carolina Victim Assistance Network’s mission is to insure crime victims receive access to, and assistance from, the criminal and juvenile justice system, and related social service providers. Phone: 888-852-1900

       

    • Darkness to Light
      Darkness to Light offers programs that raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. Phone: 843-965-5444

       

    • Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center
      The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center (DNLCC) is a community- based, non-profit program that provides safe and non-threatening "one stop shopping" for victimized children and their families.

       

    • Domestic Violence Hotline
      Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

       

    • Dorchester Children's Center
      Children in Crisis’ mission evolved from building a shelter for abused children into working in conjunction with the Department of Social Services in the recruitment and retention of qualified foster care homes for children, focusing on emergency placements, sibling groups, and adolescents. Phone: 843-875-1551

       

    • Down Syndrome Asssociation of the Lowcountry (DSAL)
      DSAL promotes an environment which fosters the growth and development of people with Down syndrome to enable them to achieve their full potential.

       

    • Family Services, Inc.
      Family Services, Inc. exists to empower, at a cost comparable to industry standards, individuals and families to become or remain functionally independent. Call Toll Free: 800-232-6489 ext. 7802 or 843-735-7802.

       

    • Florence Crittenton Home
      Shelter and support for single mothers in South Carolina. Phone: 843-722-7526

       

    • Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina
      Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina is offers job training, career coaching and other employment programs and services, Goodwill helps people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work! Phone: 843-566-0072

       

    • Hospice of Charleston
      Hospice of Charleston is dedicated to providing quality end-of-life care for patients and families throughout the Lowcountry. Phone: 800-617-6152

       

    • Kennedy Center
      Individual, marital, and group counseling on drug/alcohol related problems. Phone: 843-797-7871 (Goose Creek) Phone: 843-761-8272 (Moncks Corner)

       

    • Kids Path
      Kids Path services provide a comprehensive range of home-based nursing and support for children with serious and life-threatening illnesses as well as counseling for grieving children and youth. Phone: 800-617-6152

       

    • Lowcountry AIDS Services
      Lowcountry AIDS Services is the only organization in the tri-county that deals with the entire effect of AIDS. We do it all — from prevention to counseling to helping clients get treatment. From finding housing to securing legal help. Phone: 843-747-2273

       

    • My Sister's House
      Provides safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children throughout the Tri-County area. Victims who are in immediate danger from verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse are eligible for services offered by My Sister's House at no charge. Phone: 800-273-HOPE or 843-744-3242

       

    • Institute of Psychiatry at MUSC
      The Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina helps people of all ages overcome the impact of a wide variety of mental health problems. Phone: (843) 792-9888 or 800-922-5250

       

    • Narcotics Anonymous
      Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Phone: 843-720-8031

       

    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
      24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. Phone: 800-273-TALK(8255)

       

    • Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health
      Full continuum of mental health and substance abuse treatment for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. FREE mental health screening and referral sessions available; other services might involve fees and/or insurance. Phone: 843-747-5830 or 877-947-3223

       

    • Parents Anonymous
      Free Mutual Support Groups that provide a safe, trusting, confidential environment where parents can honestly address their concerns, gain invaluable support and improve their parenting skills. Phone: 843-747-0480

       

    • Palmetto Poison Center
      The Palmetto Poison Center (PPC), located in Columbia, serves all 46 counties in South Carolina. The PPC provides services free-of-charge to the public and health professionals 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year. The PPC is staffed by healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and nurses, who are formally trained in toxicology as specialists in poison information. Phone: 800-222-1222

       

    • Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities
      P&A's Mission is to protect the legal, civil, and human rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina by: 1) enabling individuals to advocate for themselves, 2) speaking on their behalf when they have been discriminated against or denied a service to which they are entitled, 3) and promoting policies and services which respect their choices. Phone: 843-763-8571

       

    • SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
      A statewide membership coalition consisting of all the domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers in South Carolina to represent the critical needs of victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Phone: 800-260-9293

       

    • SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department
      The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department is an employment agency for people with disabilities. Many of our clients are highly motivated but need help developing work skills. After eligibility is established, each client participates in an assessment to determine which vocational rehabilitation services are needed to help the client prepare for employment. Phone: 843-761-6036 or 866-297-6808

       

    • Trident United Way
      Help finding community resources or volunteer opportunities. Phone: 24 hour Hotline - Dial 2-1-1 or (843) 744-HELP or 1-800-922-2283 TeenLine - (843) 747-TEEN or 1-866-873-TEEN

       

    • Zonta Club of Charleston
      Zonta has a long history of helping to prevent the egregious practice of abusing women and girls. The local chapter is devoted to supporting teenage girls and young women in the Greater Charleston Area to become confident and independent, and avoid becoming victims of abuse. Email: info@zontaofcharleston.com