The primary mission of CARES is to provide Food and Financial Assistance on a temporary basis to those families in Pickens County that are in need and qualify for our help. Although there is a qualification process involved in becoming a CARES client, there is never any charge for the assistance provided.
CARES provides comprehensive support for our clients by providing counseling on how to improve their condition after the crisis has past. During the time assistance is being received by our clients, however, they could be required to perform work assignments at various charities in the county as a condition of receiving either food or financial support.
To review the qualifications and conditions for receiving our assistance, please click on either Food Assistance or Financial Assistance. To learn more about what we do, click on the online presentation.
Those seeking food assistance must have documentation of residence in Pickens County as well as identification for each immediate family member receiving services. This brief application for services will be required at the first visit. A volunteer counselor will meet briefly with each client and may make referrals to other community agencies or services, as […]
Those seeking financial assistance must have documentation of residence in Pickens County as well as identification for each immediate family member receiving services. In addition, clients requesting financial assistance will be required to produce documentation of bills to utility companies, creditors, medical or prescription charges, etc. as is applicable. This brief application for services will […]