How COVID-19 Affects Your Taxes

How COVID-19 Affects Your Taxes

January 29, 2021

Do you know how COVID-19 impacts your taxes this year? Learn how unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, independent contractor work, and retirement account withdrawals all impact this tax season. 2020 brought countless changes such as financial strain, mental health obstacles, and physical challenges that many are still facing. Tax season means…

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Family Caregiver Programs and How You Can Advocate

December 4, 2020

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…

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A Statement of Gratitude for Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020

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…

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Take Advantage of These Health Coverage Open Enrollment Periods

November 4, 2020

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…

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Finding Available Utility Assistance Near You

November 2, 2020

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…

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How Healthy Connections Prime is Improving Senior Care and Ways Your Organization Can Spread the Word

October 9, 2020

Healthy Connections Prime is a program that marries the benefits of Medicare and Medicaid for South Carolina seniors age 65 and older. It is designed to integrate all the services of Medicare parts A, B, and Part D and Medicaid into a single benefits package. This sounds like a great…

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10th Annual Training: Making an Impact Virtually

September 15, 2020

We spoke with last year’s attendees to see what they are looking forward to at this year’s unique event.

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

September 3, 2020

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…

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A Statement on Racial Equity

June 16, 2020

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…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May 11, 2020

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…

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