Cherokee County Services

Available Services in Cherokee County

Elder, Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, & Domestic Violence

Safe Homes/Rape Crisis Coalition

Services: emergency shelter, support and assistance to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children as well as assistance in serving orders of protection, individual and family therapy, support groups and 24-hour crisis lines. Hospital, police and court accompaniment is provided for victims of sexual assault. The agency also provides in-service training for service providers and community education programs. 
Exception/Criteria: homeless due to sexual assault/domestic violence
Service Area: Spartanburg and Union
Address: Spartanburg, SC
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone Number: 1.800.237.5055 or 864.583.9803
Crisis Line: 1.800.273.5066 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
Fax Number: (864) 583-9611


Services: APS -Adult Protective Services are provided for seniors and people with disabilities, who are at least 18 years old and are victims of actual or potential abuse, neglect, or exploitation. The mistreatment may be caused by others or self. Services are provided to the adult to meet basic needs and to ensure safety.

To report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult in the community, contact APS at the DSS office in the county where the adult lives.

Address: 1434 North Limestone Street Gaffney, SC 29340-4734
Phone: 864.487.2704

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Emergency Assistance & Community Assistance Agencies

American Red Cross

Services: Disaster Relief: (House Fires, Flood, Tornado, etc.) Emergency Housing/Shelter, Clothing
Address: 104 Garner Road Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864.583.8000

PeachCenter Ministries

Services: Clothing/Shoe Assistance, Food/Grocery Assistance, Medication Assistance, Utility Assistance
Address: 518 N. Limestone Street Gaffney, SC 29340
Phone: 864.489.2549

Iron City Ministries

Services: provides money for prescriptions for the elderly and the indigent, help with rent, utilities, power bills, clothing, and food.
Exception/Criteria: elderly is 60+; will help anyone with medication; must bring bill/cut off notice along with SSN, picture ID, and proof of income or lack thereof.
Address: 109 W. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC 29702
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Tuesday only - food and clothing from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Phone Number: 864.839.9783

Piedmont Community Actions

Services: Provides Headstart child development program, energy assistance and conservation case management, emergency financial assistance, senior citizen apartments, and computer classes.
Exception/ Criteria: poverty guidelines; must bring proof of income
Service Area: see also Spartanburg
Address: Administrative Office (Main):300 S. Daniel Morgan Avenue, Suite A
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Head Start Center (Gaffney): 501 W Rutledge Ave, Gaffney
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone Number: 864.585.8183 Main
864.489.0279 Gaffney

Salvation Army – Cherokee

Services: medication, utilities (when funds are available), and food.
Exception/ Criteria: must have proof of income
Address: PO Box 2087, Gaffney, SC 29342
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Phone Number: 864.489.2530
Fax Number: (864) 489-1618

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Emergency Shelters- Families

Harbor of Hope (Miracle Hill)

Services: shelter for victims of abuse, designated shelter for the homeless, a centralized facility to coordinate between health providers, social workers, homeless families, abused women and their children, homeless elderly men and women, and people in need. The agency also provides three meals everyday, laundry facilities, Christian counseling, clean clothing and vital link to health, human services and other community agencies.
Address: 227 Henderson Street Gaffney, SC 29341
Hours of Operation: Office open 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 864.488.0376
Fax Number: 864-489-6832

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Gaffney Housing Authority

Services: housing services
Exception/Criteria: low-income and rent is based on household income
Address: 125 Betline Rd. Gaffney, SC 29341
PO Box 1477 Gaffney, SC 29342
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone Number: 864.489.3193
Fax Number: (864) 487-9460

Upstate Homeless Coalition - Transitions

Services: Transitional housing with case management
Exception/ Criteria: must be homeless
Address: 401 New St., Gaffney, SC 29340
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Contact Person: Bre Griffin
Phone Number: 864.488.1009
Fax Number: 488-1009

Senior Citizens of Cherokee County

Services: Gaffney Senior Center offers a variety of programs and services to promote the well-being of older adults who live in Cherokee County. Services include on-site group or home-delivered meals, social and recreational activities, homemaker assistance, health/wellness programs, information and referral services, in-home respite care, and care management. The goal is to help older adults lead independent lives in their own homes.
Address: 499 West Rutledge Avenue Gaffney, SC 29341-1639
Phone: 864.487.2726

Blacksburg Senior Center

Address: 307 West Pine Street Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: 864.839.4332

The office/Gaffney Senior Center is open 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The Blacksburg Senior Center is open 8:30am - 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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