Office Closing Notice


Due to circumstances beyond our control, our Lower Dorchester-Jedburg-Summerville satellite office has closed.  Dorchester County residents in both the upper and lower ends of the county are now asked to select the Upper Dorchester-St. George location when scheduling appointments online or over the phone.  All scheduled appointments will be held at our St. George location located at 201 Johnston street, St George, South Carolina 29477 (inside the DSS office) Monday-Thursday weekly.  Community roll-out events will also be held with site partners in underserved communities throughout the rest of the year to eliminate transportation barriers. Thank you for your cooperation during this transition.



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

Schedule an

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