People Against Rape
PAR has grown and we now offer free confidential services to adult survivors of sexual assault in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties of South Carolina. Their services include a 24-hour hotline, hospital accompaniment during Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFE), police and law enforcement accompaniment, court accompaniment, follow-up services, trauma-informed counseling, as well as support groups.
To learn more about any of our direct services call our hotline anytime 24/7 at 843-745-0144.
Serve as an LGBTQ-friendly space for those who are under- or un-insured and fall below 200% of the federal poverty level. We are creating a clinic where patients can receive the care they deserve in a welcoming, open environment. Wherever you fall on the complex spectrums of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual attraction, you can come to Equality Clinic and discuss your specific health needs without fear of judgment or discrimination.
Palmetto Community Care
Formerly known as The Lowcountry AIDS Services, Palmetto Community Care mission to assist those living with HIV and AIDS by providing a full spectrum of compassionate care and support services, while busting myths, breaking down barriers and inspiring hope. They believe our community can bring an end to the HIV epidemic through increased HIV testing, prevention and education.
An organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.
A web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on DrugRehab.com.
Family & Support
Alliance For Full Acceptance
AFFA is a social justice organization achieving equality and acceptance for LGBT people. They are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons and straight allies uniting to eliminate prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected. They work directly with other non-profits, schools, foster parents, and government agencies to identify the individual needs of these and other children in severe situations. They intervene at critical junctures in the lives of these children, with products and services that provide a strong, positive impact
Lost Got Found
Founded in 2016 as a personal project, originally called “The Invisible Illnesses”, sharing stories from those affected by mental illness and suicide to help others know they are not alone. In June 2018, we were renamed to “Lost Got Found”. When silently struggling, many say they feel “lost” and that they have no purpose. But, once reaching out for help, they realize there is hope and they finally felt they “got found.” Our hope is that, through reading our stories and becoming educated through our curriculum, you’ll know it can get better and you can get found, too.
Lost Got Found is not a team of trained mental health professionals and does not provide direct mental health services.If this is an emergency, please call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
Campaign for Southern Equality
At the Campaign for Southern Equality, we’re working to build a South where LGBTQ people are equal in every sphere of life.More than one third of all LGBTQ Americans live in the South. But our community lacks basic legal protections, faces political attacks, and experiences health and income inequities. LGBTQ Southerners also live each day with courage and strength and are doing heroic work to promote equality in their hometowns. And every day, we hear powerful stories about how the South is changing.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. PFLAG meets in Charleston on the first Wednesday of the month. We are now meeting in the pastor’s study at Circular Congregational Church, located in the main church building—150 Meeting Street in Charleston. All are welcome.
Community & Social Gatherings
The Charleston Social Club
The Charleston Social Club is a non-profit organization for lesbians and all women who are accepting of lesbians. We welcome women of all races, ages, ethnic heritage, religious and spiritual beliefs, and physical abilities. We are celebrating our 5th year of bringing women together in a social setting to experience a richer and more meaningful life.
Lowcountry Local First
Cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character.Their work includes local economic development, training and support for local business owners, awareness and education efforts aimed at the general public and advocacy for policies that recognize the importance of a strong, diverse local economy.
Charleston Jazz works to preserve and celebrate the rich jazz tradition of the Charleston area. It recognizes South Carolina and the South Atlantic coast, whose artistic epicenter is Charleston, as a major cradle of jazz along with Savannah, Ga., Mobile Ala., Memphis, Tenn. and New Orleans, La., among others.