Wednesday, September 19, 2012

12 ways to better yourself (or others)

Posted by Sam Spence on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Whether you’re in need of support or you want to help give it, the organizations below are ready and waiting to hear from you.

Charleston Area Senior Citizens — CASC welcomes volunteers willing to package and/or deliver midday meals to home-bound senior citizens in the downtown Charleston area each Mon. through Fri. (843) 722-4127.
Adult Children of Alcoholics — Minimum age is 17. Child care and handicapped accommodations are not available. Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are not permitted. Each Tues. 6 p.m. Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 43 Wentworth St. (843) 577-3255. www.redeemer-charleston.org
HALOS — HALOS is a a nonprofit organization that provides resources and special opportunities for child victims of abuse and neglect and their caregivers in Charleston County. Ongoing initiatives throughout each year support the critical needs of the children and families in crisis. There are many ways to volunteer and support programs. Ongoing. (843) 953-3715.
Hospice Care of Choice — Offering free training to people willing to assist the patients and family members who count on the agency for support. (843) 849-5910.
Stitches From the Heart — Knit, crochet, or quilt blankets, and make clothes for babies in need. StitchFromHeart@aol.com 866-472-6903.
Breast Cancer Support Group — Share with other breast cancer survivors. Roper Hospital conference room. Last Mon. of every month. (843) 402-2273.
Caregiver Support Group — Palmetto Health Alliance is a group open to all caregivers that meets the third Thurs. of each month at the Dorchester Senior Center (312 Laurel St., Summerville). Ongoing, 6:30-8 p.m. Palmetto Health Alliance, 1815 Trolley Road. (843) 821-4011.
Bipolar/Depression Support Group — A discussion group that meets each Wed. at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 510 St. James Blvd., Goose Creek. (843) 569-7563.
Seeking Host Families — Seeking volunteer host families for exchange students in Berkeley County who will attend high school this fall. Ongoing. 1-800-522-4678. mailto:brian@stsfoundation.org
Serenity Palliative and Hospice Care — Volunteers are needed to be a companion to patients, to assist with light yard work or light housework, bake birthday cakes, or to help in the office by answering phones, assembling packets, or assisting with mailings. Ongoing. (843) 556-3119.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous — A 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, and bulimia. The North Charleston group meets on Saturdays. Each Thurs. and Sat. Free. (843) 242-8190. www.foodaddicts.org
NAMI Support Group — The National Alliance on Mental Illness holds several support groups monthly for family members and friends of those who have a loved one who suffers from mental illness and also for those recovering from a brain disorder/mental illness. Meets second Mon. monthly at 6 pm at the First Christian Church (1293 Orange Grove Road, West Ashley) and fourth Mon. monthly at Seacoast Church on Long Point Road. Beth Tufts, (843) 569-3475.


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