Community Resources

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General Services Assistance

Aunt Bertha is a website that helps community members find free or reduced cost social services such as medical care, food, and job training resources, among others.

SC 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every day thousands of people across North America turn to 211 for information and support – whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve and save lives. You’ll find information about: 

  • Supplemental food and nutrition programs
  • Shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
  • Emergency information and disaster relief
  • Employment and education opportunities
  • Services for veterans
  • Health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
  • Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • Re-entry help for ex-offenders
  • Support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
  • A safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

Medicaid is South Carolina's aid program by which the federal and state governments share the cost of providing medical care for low income persons in need.

SC Housing is a self-sustaining agency committed to ensuring that South Carolinians have the opportunity to live in safe, decent, and affordable housing. SC Housing operations are supported by a funding base that includes fees and other revenue earned through the administration of agency programs.

SC Thrive is a statewide nonprofit offering solutions to South Carolinians in need of resources but facing a multitude of barriers. SC Thrive focuses on food security, healthcare resources and financial wellness through work supports such as SNAP, Medicaid and tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credits.

SC Works operates three full-service Centers located in Conway, Georgetown, and Kingtree. SC Works centers are user friendly facilities which provide job seekers access to a variety of employment and training services all under one roof. Whether an experienced worker returning to the workforce or a student looking for a first job, all services are offered at no cost.

South Carolina Legal Services provides free legal assistance in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina.

The Veteran’s Welcome Home and Resource Center assists area military veterans with job placement, filing claims with the Veterans Administration, helps veterans who find themselves in deep financial difficulties, and locates shelter for honorably discharged veterans who are homeless.

The Family Justice Center is a collaboration of community partners and agencies in Horry and Georgetown counties working together to provide a safe, welcoming environment and comprehensive coordinated services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Individuals and families have access to a wide range of free services offered by a diverse group of 47 partnering agencies. Hours of operation are Moday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Horry County Office
    1339 Apache Drive
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
  • Georgetown County Office
    2705 Highmarket Street
    Georgetown, SC 29440

A Father’s Place is a program that helps men become responsible, engaged and empowered fathers their children need them to be.

  • 809 Wright Boulevard
    Conway, SC 29527
  • 1412 Highmarket Street
    Georgetown, SC 29440
  • 900 Dunbar Street
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Meals, Soup Kitchens, Shelter

Coastal Rescue Mission
204 George Bishop Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Shelter, food pantry, thrift store

Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach
1411 Mr. Joe White Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Soup kitchen open 365 days a year

Helping Hand
Providing food, medications, housing and financial help

  • Helping Hand Myrtle Beach
    1411 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Unit B
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
  • Helping Hand North Strand
    2501 Long Bay Road
    Longs, SC 29586
  • Helping Hand South Strand
    812 S Poplar Drive #3
    Surfside Beach, SC 29575

New Directions of Horry County
732 8th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Three shelters with separate facilities for men, women, families, assists clients with programs to lead to self-sufficiency

North Strand Housing Shelter
2335 S.C. Highway 9 West
Longs, SC 29568
Shelter for men, women, children

Sea Haven
280 S.C. Highway 75
Little River, SC 29566
Helping homeless youth

Friendship Place
1905 Front Street 
Georgetown, SC 29440
Hot meal program Monday-Friday, 11a.m.-Noon

Shepherd’s Table  
1412 Gamecock Avenue #A
Conway, SC 29526
Hot meals Monday-Friday, 4-5:30 p.m.

Hope's Kitchen
410 6th Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Hot meal Tuesday evenings at 5:45 p.m., showers, personal items

Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization (ECHO)
1204 N. Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC

Catholic Charities
2294 Technology Boulevard
Conway, SC 29526
Provides help to apply for SNAP Benefits

Churches Assisting People (CAP)
307 Wright Boulevard
Conway, SC 29526
Basic needs assistance, rent, utility

Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council (EOC)
1261 Hwy 501 East, Suite B
Conway, SC 29526
Basic needs assistance, rent, utility

Food Banks and Pantries

Caring and Sharing
124 West George Street
Hemingway, SC 29554
Food bank, financial assistance; also serves Horry County

Coastal Rescue Mission, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
204 George Bishop Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC
Open the last Saturday of every month

Lowcountry Food Bank | Chefs' Feast
200 South Broadway
Myrtle Beach, SC 
Provides food for 400 low country hunger-relief organizations

Samaritan House, Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church
421 Smith Street
Conway, SC 29528
Clothing and food bank; open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Catholic Charities, Our Lady's Pantry
2294 Technology Boulevard
Conway, SC 29526
Food pantry and prescription assistance; open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jamestown Baptist Church, In As Much Food Pantry  
2501 9th Ave
Conway, SC 29527
Food bank and clothing: open Monday


First United Methodist Church
901 N. Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Clothing closet opens Monday (9 a.m.-Noon), Thursday (1-4 p.m.). Clothes cost from $0.25-$5.00.

Associated Charity
742 8th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Household goods and clothing (residents of Myrtle Beach receive 30 pieces of clothing, Non-resident of Myrtle Beach receive 10 pieces of clothing; must have ID and SSC)

Jamestown Baptist Church
2501 9th Ave
Conway, SC 29527
Food bank and clothing closet

May supply one outfit of clothing

  • 2164 Oakheart Road
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
  • 2913 Church Street
    Conway, SC 29526
  • 127 Loyola Drive
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • 3336 N Hwy 17 S
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
  • 3655 Old Kings Hwy
    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Salvation Army
May also provide food and utility assistance

  • 1029 3rd Avenue
    Conway, SC 29526
  • 1415 2nd Avenue
    Conway, SC 29526
  • 803 U.S. 17 Business
    Surfside Beach, SC 29575
  • 400 Main Street
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Horry County Domestic Violence Shelters

United Way - United Way
761 Century Circle
Conway, SC 29626

New Directions for Women
805 3rd Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Family Outreach-Horry County
1836 Lone Star Street
Conway, SC 29526

Street Reach Ministries
1005 Osceola Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Horry County Recovery Centers

Shoreline Behavioral Health Services
2404 Wise Road
Conway, SC 29626
Women’s recovery center, women’s IOP, IOP, outpatient counseling and employee assistance program

Lighthouse Behavioral Health Hospital
152 Waccamaw Medical Park Drive
Conway, SC 29626
Adult psychiatric and behavioral health services, individual and group therapy, medication management and detoxification

Coastal Recovery Center
1113 44th Avenue North, Suite 100
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Outpatient medical managed detoxification, IOP, aftercare, individual counseling

Waccamaw Center for Mental Health
164 Waccamaw Medical Park Drive
Conway, SC 29526
Adult outpatient, crisis intervention, co-occurring disorders, homeless project, peer support, IOP

Drug Rehab Services
Provides access to 70+ types of services for treatment and prevention