The Community Outreach Center at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Address

403 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 579-0420

smlccharleston.org/CommunityService

AKA:

St. Matthew's Community Outreach

Description:

Agency provides:
*supplemental food for students facing food insecurity
*school supplies to teachers at Mitchell Elementary
*diapers and basic baby supplies at no cost to families
*emergency supplemental food assistance
*English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
*rent and utility assistance to residents in 29401 and 29403

Hours:

Daily Office Hours:
Monday- Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

BackPack Buddies: One Saturday morning each month

Cradle Closet: Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Emergency Food Pantry: Wednesdays 10:00 am -12:00 pm

ESL: Schedule on Website

Rent or Utility Assistance: Call the SWAN line or Outreach Center Reception Monday - Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Intake Process:

Photo ID

Program Fees:

Program fees for ESL program. Contact for details.

Eligibility:

Residents of the zip code 29401 and 29403

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

October 19, 2022

Wishlist:

Food donations, copy paper, office supplies, infant and baby clothing in gently used condition, monetary donations.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Food giving program and fundraising volunteers are needed. Contact agency directly for more information

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

403 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Contacts

Pastor Rebecca Wicker

Primary Contact

Associate Pastor for Outreach & Evangelism

(843) 723-1611 x103

Ms. Hayden Shook

ESL Program Manager

Manager of the English Language Program.

(843) 579-0420 x303

Ms. Vernell Walker

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant for Community Outreach. Receives requests for and questions concerning assistance.

(843) 579-0420

Phone Numbers

Main Number

(843) 579-0420

Fax

(843) 508-8019

Outreach Center Reception

(843) 579-4020

Sharing With A Neighbor (SWAN)

(843) 508-8019

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Description

Diapers, wipes, and some clothing available for infants and toddlers

Hours

Primarily during walk-up hours, Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Other appointments can be made by calling the main reception number.

Required Documents

Please bring a current ID

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • South Carolina
    • Charleston County
      • Charleston
      • Chas
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Description

Diapers, wipes, and some clothing for infants and toddlers

Hours

Primarily during walk-up hours, Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Other appointments can be made by calling the main reception number.

Required Documents

Please bring a current ID

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • South Carolina
    • Charleston County
      • Charleston
      • Chas
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Geography Served

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    • Charleston County
      • Charleston
      • Chas
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Special Notes/Funding

SWAN (Sharing With A Neighbor)

Description

Assistance with utilities. Payment is made directly to the utility provider.

Availability

Clients may receive up to $100 in assistance per year. St. Matthew's does work to find additional resources if assistance required is beyond this amount.

Hours

Individuals may call reception M-Th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to speak with someone. They may leave a message on our SWAN number, (843) 508 - 8019

Required Documents

Current ID, Document showing proof of current residency (bill, lease), copy of the bill for which the client is seeking assistance

Eligibility

Must be a resident of 29401 or 29403.

Service Area

29401, 29403

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • South Carolina
    • Charleston County
      • Charleston

Telephone Numbers

Number:
843-579-4020
Name:
Outreach Center Reception
Number:
843-508-8019
Name:
Sharing With A Neighbor (SWAN)
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Special Notes/Funding

St. Matthew's Emergency Food Pantry

Description

Non-perishable grocery goods available for downtown residents

Hours

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Required Documents

Please bring current identification. New clients are asked to bring proof of residency.

Eligibility

Individuals who live or work in 29401 or 29403. St. Matthew's serves clients whose homes are outside the listed zip codes, but will inform clients of closer pantries.

Service Area

Mainly 29401 and 29403

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • South Carolina
    • Charleston County
      • Charleston
      • Chas

Telephone Numbers

Number:
843-579-4020
Name:
Outreach Center Reception
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Geography Served

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    • Charleston County
      • Charleston
      • Chas
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Geography Served

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      • Charleston
      • Chas
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Special Notes/Funding

SWAN (Sharing With A Neighbor)

Description

Assistance with rent. Payment is mailed directly to the landlord or rental management.

Availability

Clients may receive up to $100 in assistance per year. St. Matthew's does work to find additional resources if assistance required is beyond this amount.

Hours

Individuals may call reception M-Th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to speak with someone. They may leave a message on our SWAN number, (843) 508 - 8019

Required Documents

Current ID, Document showing proof of current residency (bill, lease), copy of the bill for which the client is seeking assistance

Eligibility

Must be a resident of 29401 or 29403.

Service Area

29401, 29403

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • South Carolina
    • Charleston County
      • Charleston

Telephone Numbers

Number:
843-579-4020
Name:
Outreach Center Reception
Number:
843-508-8019
Name:
Sharing With A Neighbor (SWAN)
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Special Notes/Funding

St. Matthew's English Language Program

Description

We offer a variety of classes for English learners of all levels.

Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Open conversation group from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 a.m.

Fees

$180.00 for 8 weeks. Adjustments can be made by program coordinator as needed.

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • South Carolina
    • Charleston County
      • Charleston
      • Chas

Telephone Numbers

Number:
843-579-4020
Name:
Outreach Center Reception
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Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • South Carolina
    • Charleston County
      • Charleston
      • Chas
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Special Notes/Funding

SWAN (Sharing With A Neighbor)

Description

Assistance with water bill. Payment is mailed directly to the water company.

Availability

Clients may receive up to $100 in assistance per year. St. Matthew's does work to find additional resources if assistance required is beyond this amount.

Hours

Individuals may call reception M-Th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to speak with someone. They may leave a message on our SWAN number, (843) 508 - 8019

Required Documents

Current ID, Document showing proof of current residency (bill, lease), copy of the bill for which the client is seeking assistance

Eligibility

Must be a resident of 29401 or 29403.

Service Area

29401, 29403

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • South Carolina
    • Charleston County
      • Charleston

Telephone Numbers

Number:
843-579-4020
Name:
Outreach Center Reception
Number:
843-508-8019
Name:
Sharing With A Neighbor (SWAN)
Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (BV-8900.9300-950) and related services within the Service Tree.

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