Schedule an Appointment

Unfortunately, We Cannot Accommodate Walk-Ins.

Please use the links and phone numbers below to schedule appointments for your desired service.  Appointments scheduled online or using the toll-free hotline will be confirmed via a call from a Palmetto CAP team member within three business days.

NOTE: Different programs have different links so please make sure to click the right one! Fridays at 8am are the best time to schedule an appointment because the automated system automatically adds hundreds of new appointments at this time.

  • For Utility Bill Assistance, Budgeting, Employment & Education Services, or Tax Prep, please call our toll-free hotline 1-844-769-6448 to book an appointment OR click this link
  • Appointments for energy bill assistance through the Outreach department are made available every Friday at exactly 8am.
  • For the General Emergency Assistance Program (rent, prescription medication, food, car repair), please call 1-844-769-6448 to schedule a pre-screening time on Tuesdays starting at 8am if you live in Charleston County and on Thursdays if you live in Berkeley or Dorchester Counties.  You can also schedule a pre-screening time online by clicking the link above.**Appointments are limited and available as long as funding permits and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.**
  • For the Weatherization Assistance Program, please call 843-720-5336.
  • For the Affordable Housing Program, please call 843-724-6760 ext. 518.
  • For Youth Leadership, please call 843-724-6760 ext. 235 or 230. 
  • For Community Education, please call 843-724-6760 ext. 235.

If You Have Difficulty Using The System Or Have Questions About Your Appointment, Please Call 843-724-6760 Ext. 232.


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