KARE provides short-term assistance to individuals that are experiencing a temporary documented crisis.
THESE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
KARE may provide financial assistance with:
- Rental Payments
- Essential Utility Payments; essential utilities are power, water, and gas
KARE does not assist with:
- Mortgages; For mortgage assistance, contact SC Help at schelp.gov
- Rental Deposits
- Utility Deposits
- Utility reconnection fees
- Non-essential utilities, which include cable, satellite, telephone, and cell phone
Information to bring to your financial appointment:
Documentation of crisis, which may include any of the following:
- Loss of Wages due to unemployment – Must provide a statement on company letterhead stating client’s start and end date along with 30 days of paystubs AND letter from the unemployment office stating client has applied for benefits, regardless of the outcome.
- Loss of Wages due to illness – Must provide a doctor’s statement showing the client was written out of work and the dates AND paystubs for the last 30 days, including the dates of the illness
- Loss of wages due to lack of work – Must provide a statement on company letterhead stating clients’ guaranteed hours when hired and that their hours have been reduced AND pay stubs for the past 60 days including after the reduction of hours.
- Medical Expenses – Must provide a paid receipt from a hospital or doctor’s office, and must be for an unexpected medical expense OR a prescription that coincides with this medical crisis.
- Automotive/Home Repairs – Must provide a company receipt showing the amount paid for the repairs as well as a detailed list of work performed. ALL work MUST be completed by a licensed mechanic/contractor. KARE does NOT assist with regular maintenance repairs.