2017 Community Economic Development Conference

December 16, 2017

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By Sheila Thomas SCLS staffers attended the 2017 Community Economic Development Conference December 6th through the 8th, at the Double Tree Historic District Hotel in Charleston. Susie Ingles, Sheila Thomas, Cliff McBride, Krystal Watkins, Jennifer Rainville, and Tiffany Love were in attendance. The annual conference is organized by the South Carolina Association for Community Economic […]

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‘Tis The Season For Thankfulness & Giving

December 16, 2017

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By Susan Stabell Employees of South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) came together in the spirit of the Holiday Season! As our soldiers are stationed thousands of miles away from their homes and families this holiday season, SCLS employees joined together to send them a little bit of home, fun, joy, and a whole lot of […]

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Emergency Admission: Help for Mental Conditions

December 16, 2017

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By Jennifer Rainville Mental Health conditions are prevalent. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), at least 40% of adults experience a mental health issue that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities. However, those suffering from mental illness are not always willing to seek treatment. Indeed, often one of the […]

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New Grants, More Legal Aid

December 16, 2017

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By Al Parker South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) recently signed contracts with all ten Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in South Carolina to provide legal services to seniors over the age of 60 in the state.   These AAAs are Central Midlands Council of Governments, Waccamaw Area Agency on Aging, Appalachian Council of Governments, Lower Savannah […]

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Your Money, Your Goals

December 16, 2017

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By Susan Ingles The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) established its Office of Financial Empowerment in 2012.  As part of a broad plan to help low income and other economically vulnerable consumers, the CFPB created a financial empowerment toolkit and continues to add materials and resources to its program entitled “Your Money Your Goals” (YMYG).  […]

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5 Common Mistakes When Applying for Financial Aid

December 16, 2017

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By William Levan Byrd Given the astronomical cost of college, even well-off parents should consider applying for financial aid. A single misstep, however, can harm your child’s eligibility. Here are five common mistakes to avoid: Presuming you don’t qualify. It’s difficult to predict whether you’ll qualify for aid, so apply even if you think your […]

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Hope and Legal Help for Victims of Crime

November 2, 2017

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South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) was again awarded a significant grant by the SC Attorney General’s Office under the Victims of Crimes Act Program (VOCA) for the 2017-2018 grant year.  Under VOCA, SCLS can represent victims of crime in civil legal matters related to the crime or its aftermath.  A “crime victim” is defined as […]

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