Reaching The Migrant Farmworkers

May 5, 2017

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Each year thousands of agricultural farmworkers from other Southeastern states and countries like Mexico and Honduras, migrate to South Carolina to perform agricultural labor. This year, we expect that there will be at least 2,700 H-2A temporary agricultural workers and a few H-2B temporary forestry guest workers. This does not include the hundreds of migrant […]

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National Elder Law Month

May 5, 2017

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May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month.  In 1963, President Kennedy issued a formal proclamation declaring May to be “Senior Citizens Month” to honor those who are 65 and older and asking that our nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities.  Every President since, has proclaimed May to be the […]

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Homeless No More

May 5, 2017

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Mr. Calvin Davis is a disabled veteran who was living in a homeless shelter when he first came to South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS). Mr. Davis is a tall slender African American male.  He walks with a cane. He speaks calmly no matter how stressful the situation is, and has the manners of a true […]

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Healthy Relationships in a World of Trump vs. Hillary

October 5, 2016

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With news reports crammed with hate crimes, bullying, riots, and terrorism, why are we surprised that people hurt their family members? Even the 2016 presidential election is being called the most divisive in history. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. What better way to fix the angst in our world than to start at home? […]

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#ReentryWeek at South Carolina Legal Services

April 20, 2016

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The U.S. Justice Department has declared April 24-30, 2016 to be National Reentry Week. As the Department of Justice has noted, addressing the challenges that formerly incarcerated individuals experience is a vital and pressing task. Each year, more than 600,000 individuals return to our neighborhoods after serving time in federal and state prisons, and another […]

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A Victory for Second Chances and Food Security in South Carolina

April 12, 2016

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South Carolina Legal Services won a significant victory for a client wrongly denied SNAP (food stamp) benefits. John made mistakes in the past and received a felony drug conviction but had turned his life around, gone back to school, and was working to get his career on track. The State of South Carolina had even […]

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Hello world!

March 16, 2010

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Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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