Unable to make ends meet and need a little help? Horry Electric Cooperative has a list of local social service agencies you can contact to determine the availability of public or private assistance. For a more detailed list, check your local yellow pages.
No obligation on the part of the agencies listed is implied and assistance is not guaranteed. It is intended only as a source of information.
South Carolina 211 is a one-stop resource for finding assistance in the local community. It is an information hotline staffed by United Way. The service refers callers to local community resources for assistance with a variety of needs including rent payment assistance, homeless shelters, utility service payment assistance, food pantries and crisis shelters. Just dial 2-1-1 or 866-892-9211 to speak with a referral specialist. It’s free, confidential, 24/7, any language. Online assistance is also provided.
Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.is the community action agency serving Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.The Administrative, Community Services and Weatherization offices of the group are located in their main office at 1261 Highway 501 East in Conway. (843) 234-4100. (For information on their weatherization program, call (843) 234-4140.) For all other requests, please call (843) 234-4130 in Conway; (843) 756-6562 in Loris and (843) 626-7270 in Myrtle Beach.
American Red Cross provides emergency disaster services, services to military families, as well as health and safety courses. (843) 236-1350
The Salvation Army Corps provides social service programs to meet the basic needs of daily life for those without the resources to do so themselves. Often, programs provide food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance to pay utilities and other neccessities based on need. (843) 488-2769.
Horry County Department of Social Services is the source for AFDC, Food Stamps, Referrals, Adult and Child Protective Services, Day Care Licensing and Foster Care Services.(843)915-4700
Helping Hand assists with food, rent, utilities, medicine, transportation, job and consumer credit counseling.(843) 448-8452
Citizens Against Spouse Abuse (CASA) offers a domestic violence program and provides shelter. (843)626-7595
Conway/Horry County Council on Aging provides assistance to the elderly including home delivered meals, congregate meals, senior center activities, adult day care, legal advocacy, home care services, fitness and wellness programs, alzheimer support group and retired senior volunteer programs. (843)248-9818
United Way of Horry County (843)347-5195
Churches Assisting People (CAP) (843) 488-2277
Please note: This is only a partial list of social service agencies serving residents of Horry County. For a complete list of social service agencies in our area, check your local yellow pages under Associations, Social Service Organizations or Community Services.