Our Mission

The mission of Palmetto Community Action Partnership is to serve economically underserved residents of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties by promoting economic independence through programs and partnerships.

12/16/22Palmetto CAP Team Members Elected to State Leadership Roles

Palmetto CAP would like to congratulate Mrs. Sheila West Gibbs, Asset Building Director, on being elected President of the South Carolina Association of Community Action...

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05/07/22Announcing Protect Berkeley County - A Vaccine Equity Project

May 7, 2022 Palmetto Community Action Partnership is excited to announce our participation in a national vaccine equity project. Palmetto CAP is one of six...

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10/14/21Important Palmetto CAP Phone Number Update

Palmetto CAP is currently experiencing technical difficulties with our toll free phone number for scheduling appointments.  Participants seeking an appointment my call 843-614-3275 or use...

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This department provides financial literacy classes, one-on-one budgeting sources, free VITA tax preparation and housing stability.

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Asset Building

& Education

The mission of this program is to increase self-sufficiency and develop strategies to ensure a better quality of life through employment and educational opportunities for both youth and adults.

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Employment & Education


Palmetto CAP’s General Emergency Assistance Program (or GEAP) provides financial assistance to households who have encountered an unexpected financial hardship including rental assistance to avoid eviction. Assistance is provided once every 24 months.

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Outreach &
Temporary Assistance

By providing temporary assistance with food, water and shelter, Palmetto CAP’s Outreach department provides vital services to address citizens’ most basic needs. Being able to meet basic needs is the foundation of financial stability.

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Outreach & Temporary Assistance

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Palmetto Community Action Partnership is currently accepting appointments for the programs. Eligibility for all programs is subject to program calendars, fund availability, appointment availability, verifiable household income and family size.

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Schedule an Appointment


List of documents that are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Palmetto CAP services.

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Required Documents