WE ARE HERE TO HELP.
As a result of the Pandemic, community, state and federal agencies have decided to partner together to form a triage to better assist our community. Specifically, we are working alongside SHARE, United Way and Clemson Community Care. Please know that if you apply for assistance your application may be shared with these other organizations. We feel this is in your best interest to eliminate the travel and paperwork to multiple agencies. We are working hard to help each family effectively and efficiently.
AIM will be accepting applications by mail/email during this period when we are unable to have person-to-person contact. Currently, we are assisting with rent/mortgage and utility bills including electricity, gas and water. We understand this may be a challenging and uncertain time and hope to help ease the burden. Many utility companies suspended disconnects during our Stay at Home order, however your bills will now be due and disconnections/evictions will proceed.
To receive assistance please watch this Service Orientation:
And then complete the Survey: PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CODE AT THE END OF THE SURVEY. PLEASE WRITE DOWN THIS CODE AS YOU CANNOT TAKE IT TWICE.
You can obtain and submit your application online here:
Send to our email address at
In the subject line, please put your name and last 4 of your social security number. The additional documents must be attached or a copy mailed (DO NOT send originals) for all that apply (A photo copy will be accepted):
_____ Identification Card for APPLYING Adult Household Member
_____ Release of Information
_____ Social Security Card(s) for ALL Household Members
_____ Utility Bill for the past due period, or Past Due Letter/Cut-off Notice
_____ Landlord Form (for Rent/Mortgage)
_____ Copy of Current Lease (for Rent/Mortgage)
INCOME FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
_____ Paycheck Stubs (last 30 days)
_____ Section 8 or Subsidy Housing Letter
_____ Food Stamps _____ Families First
_____ Child Support (ID number) _____ SSI Payment
_____ Disability _____ SSI Payment Pending
_____ Unemployment _____ Retirement / Pension
Please include a summary of explanation as to why you are requesting help. Please include if this is COVID-19 related. Examples include but not limited to, a reduction in work hours, medical expenses, car expenses, unforeseen cost, taking care of a grandchild. Please be as detailed as possible. We will ask for supporting documentation if not included.
Once your application is received, with all documentation, you will receive a call within a week to schedule a Phone Interview. After the phone interview is complete you will be contacted by the next day as to whether we can assist you.
If you are interested in signing up for SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy families), or Medicaid, applications are being referred to SC Thrive Hub call center until we are able to have in person appointments. Please call 800-726-8774.
Better Money Habits
AIM has partnered with local financial banking partners to help individuals and families break the poverty cycle. We may require you to watch some brief videos if we believe it will be beneficial to your circumstance before we can assist financially. Feel free to watch any or all of them.
Better Money Habits® is a series of free financial education materials and lessons that break down day-to-day money management concepts like saving, budgeting, credit and more in an accessible way. Bank of America partnered with Khan Academy to create Better Money Habits to help people create habits to achieve their financial goals.
Ways to Save Money on Your Monthly Bills
Negotiating with Creditors
How to Save Money Everyday
Strategies for Paying Down Debts
Steps to Help you Get Out of Debt
How to Set a Budget and Stick to It
The True Costs of Minimum Payments
Our Food Pantry is now serving Mondays- Fridays starting at 9 am while provisions last. Please park in the main parking lot, stay in your cars, and wait patiently. We are distributing food in a "drive thru" fashion, so please wait until we direct you. Have your ID and space for a box of food ready when you arrive. No numbers will be given at this time.