Helping neighbors in need with practical support through crisis assistance, hunger relief and resource referrals.

Kershaw Area Community Resource Exchange

Collaborative Agencies

KARE has collaborated with several agencies so that our clients will have access to many of the various agencies that serve our area. Any client can schedule an appointment with any of our collaborative agencies either by calling us at 803-475-4173, or by speaking with one of our client service counselors.

Carolina Community Actions (CCA) was created to expand educational opportunities, eliminate poverty, provide health and financial assistance to the elderly, and increase assistance for the poor and unemployed. A representative from Carolina Community Actions is at KARE on the 4th Thursday of every month, with appointments available from 2:30-4:30.

SC Works is a statewide career center system with 56 local centers staffed by professionals who provide employment services for job seekers.  SC Works has representatives at KARE Tuesdays & Thursdays, with appointments available from 2:30-4:30pm.

Hospice Care of South Carolina was created to make a difference, a difference in every life touched by an advanced illness – patients and family members.  Hospice representatives are at KARE on 4th Wednesdays, with appointments available from 8-10:30am.

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department provides an individualized array of services to help people with disabilities find employment.  SC Vocational Rehabilitation representatives are at KARE on the 2nd Thursday of the month, with appointments available from 2:30-4:30, and on the 4th Monday of the month, with appointments available from 8-10:30.

Welvista provides access to medications and limited dental services to the under-served people in South Carolina. A Welvista representative is at KARE on the 4th Tuesday of the month, with appointments available from 2:30-4:30.

Partner Agencies

We have partnerships with several local agencies as well as area schools, churches, and civic groups. With their invaluable support, we are able to assist our friends and neighbors in times of need.

Hours of Operation

All services are located at 206-210 E. Marion Street, Kershaw, SC

Financial Crisis Assistance

By Appointment Only

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Food Pantry

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11am

Friday Closed

Clothing Closet

Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 2pm