Coronavirus Resources & Updates

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Coronavirus Resources & Updates

Columbia, SC, January 21, 2021 –  As you have undoubtedly heard, cases of Coronavirus (officially called “2019-Novel Coronavirus” or “COVID-19”) have been confirmed in the state of South Carolina. Like you, we are watching updates from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As we…

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Family Caregiver Programs and How You Can Advocate

Who Are Family Caregivers? Family caregivers are found in each racial, age, and socioeconomic group. They can be spouses, children, siblings, or other family members. Caregivers assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). Many caregivers balance paid jobs while caring for their loved ones. Rachal Hatton, Executive Director…

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A Statement of Gratitude for Giving Tuesday

Season’s greetings it’s Giving Tuesday! Nonprofits and community organizations across the nation come together to celebrate an international day of giving each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday is all about generosity during the holiday season. Giving Tuesday allows donors to make a significant impact in their communities throughout the…

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Take Advantage of These Health Coverage Open Enrollment Periods

Each year Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) health and prescription drug plans can make changes. Things like costs, coverage, and in-network providers can change. Now is your chance to review your current coverage and make updates if necessary. Here is what you need to know about open enrollment this year: Medicare open enrollment…

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Finding Available Utility Assistance Near You

During the month of October companies like Duke Energy resumed regular billing for their customers. As a result, families facing financial hardship may still need assistance in paying for energy services.  Duke Energy emphasizes they will continue to offer flexible payment plans for families in need on a case-by-case basis as they transition back to…

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10 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Nearly six months ago, Coronavirus began spreading in South Carolina affecting households across our state. Financial impacts are now a top concern for countless men and women. To help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts on state residents, our COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program was started to provide emergency assistance to renters financially affected by the COVID-19…

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A Statement on Racial Equity

From Chief Executive Officer, Tricia Richardson Earlier this month, we released the following statement in our monthly newsletters:At SC Thrive, we long for stabilized, healthy communities across South Carolina. We recognize that there can be no stability and no equitable mental, physical, or financial health in our state without first addressing the systemic injustices and…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Self-Care during the COVID-19 Crisis From Senior Regional Manager, Katrina Seastrunk My mental health has been a struggle lately being home alone all the time. We’ve also experienced loss and grief in the last year, and I worry about my family in New York. I took a moment recently to figure out what still makes…

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