State, Community Resources Available to Hurricane Survivors

Release Date:
December 27, 2022

Here is a list of state and community resources that may provide additional assistance for residents of Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties who were affected by Hurricane Ian:

211 Information and Referral Helpline

  • Dial 211 to be connected to a statewide information and referral system. Specialists provide information on non-governmental and governmental organizations offering services to disaster survivors, including help with homelessness and food and clothing needs.

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South Carolina Disaster Legal Assistance and Services

  • 877-797-2227, Ext. 120; low-income, elderly and other vulnerable residents who were affected by Hurricane Ian and are unable to afford their own lawyer may call the 877 toll-free legal hotline or call the South Carolina line at 803-576-3815 to request assistance. Lines are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Hurricane Ian survivors may also contact South Carolina Legal Services at 888-346-5592 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday or submit a request for disaster legal services

Feeding America-Lowcountry Food Bank

  • 843-747-8146
  •; Lowcountry Food Bank provides food to food distribution centers throughout 10 coastal counties of South Carolina located in Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Yemassee.

Crisis Counseling Helplines

  • Dial 988 to connect to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Suicide and Crisis Lifeline which provides free and confidential support for people in distress;
  • 800-985-5990; SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline also provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress after a disaster;

USDA Farm Service Agency-South Carolina Office

Internal Revenue Service

  • 866-562-5227
  •; for disaster tax relief information, search “Disaster” on the website.

State of South Carolina-Emergency Management

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