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.
Our Basic Needs program offers clients the opportunity to become economically stable and self sufficient through long term guidance and support. Key elements of support offered to the clients include:
Eligibility: Clients who are applying for financial assistance through ECCO are eligible for enrollment in this program. The Case Manager will determine if the client is an appropriate candidate for the program.
To learn more about eligibility, please inquire in person Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.
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.
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.
Getting Ahead The Getting Ahead initiative is a cornerstone education program for single mothers. This facilitated group discussion, is a 8 week orientation program that helps clients take stock of their current situation and identify personal goals that will enable them to make necessary changes to improve it.
ECCO offers adult education classes for individuals 22 and older interested in earning their General Education Diploma. Also provided is a Financial Literacy program, WorkKeys, and Job Readiness.