Our Programs

ECCO provides a variety of services in three main program areas to help our neighbors in need. Click on the headers below for more information or call 843.849.9220 during business hours to speak with someone on staff.

Key elements of support offered may include:
  • Food, clothing and household goods 
  • Financial assistance (utility and rent assistance)
  • Medical attention, Dental care, and Emergency Prescriptions
  • Educational opportunities, computer skills training, job services and financial literacy classes
  • Referrals to our partner community agencies
  • Consultation and mentorship

Basic Needs

Our Basic Needs program offers safety net support to clients as they work towards self-sufficiency and economic stability. 

Food and Home Supplies
Available during regular service hours, ECCO's Food Warehouse is the only client-choice pantry in the area. Shelves are regularly stocked with everything from canned goods and bread to toilet paper and diapers.

Clothing Store
ECCO clients are eligible to receive fifteen (15) items of clothing once every thirty (30) days. All clients must first register at the front desk to access the store. East Cooper residency is required.

Emergency Financial Assistance
Clients may receive limited assistance with their utility bill or monthly rent or mortgage payment (depending on funding). Assistance is determined by ECCO's Financial Case Manager and is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To learn more about eligibility, please call or inquire in person Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.

 

Health Sevices

ECCO's Health Services Program provides prescription medication assistance, health maintenance follow-up and education, wellness classesm, scheduled appointments with a nurse practitioner, preventative and restorative dental treatment, emergency dental, and referrals for early detection of chronic health conditions for East Cooper residents living at or below 200% of poverty.

Empowerment

ECCO believes strongly that having the proper tools to combat poverty, increases the chances of success. There are many opportunities to gain the necessary training and skills to reach self-sufficiency.

ECCO Works helps the underemployed and unemployed to become better prepared for a sustainable career through a variety of classes and training. Find out how.

Getting Ahead for single mothers is an eight (8) week program that helps struggling women identify personal goals and strengths to ultimately achieve a better life. Click here for more information.

ECCO offers adult education classes for adults interested in earning their GED, participating in a Financial Literacy program, WorkKeys, or the Job Readiness workshop.

 

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