Midlands Office

Who We Serve
Catholic Charities of the Midlands serves seventeen (17) counties of South Carolina: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Clarendon, Edgefield, York, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

"Clean of Heart" Program
Clean of Heart opened its doors on March 9, 2011 and was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Guglielmone on April 5th. Clean of Heart, located at 1219 Laurel Street, provides much needed showers and laundry services to the downtown Columbia homeless population. Days of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-12:00. Access to the facility is by appointment only. Appointments are made on Thursdays (for the following week) at the Catholic Charities of the Midlands office at 1529 Assembly Street or via phone 803.254.9776.

As of November 2012, Clean of Heart is blessed to partner with The Paul Mitchell School, located at 700 Gervais Street, who provides complimentary haircuts to Clean of Heart clients.

Clothing Closet
The clothing closet is open on Tuesdays from 9:00 - 12:00 at 1529 Assembly Street. Individuals may come to get a change of clothes (pants, shirt, socks, underwear) along with travel size toiletries and a snack. During winter months, coats, hats, and gloves are available. Picture ID required.

Save a Smile
The Save a Smile program subsidizes dentures for low income individuals in order to improve health, self-esteem, and employment opportunities. Contact the Midlands office at 803.254.9776 for more information.

Our staff works collaboratively with other social service agencies, faith communities, and assistance providers to serve our clients.

Case Management
  • On-staff, masters level professionals
  • Assists clients with coordination of community resources
  • Works with clients long term to achieve self-sufficiency
Saluda County
  • Mobile food pantry for Saluda County residents on the last Thursday every other month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Contact the Catholic Charities office with questions at 803-254-9776.
Get the Word Out
  • We would appreciate the opportunity to speak to any community groups, service organizations, or any interested individuals about our work.
  • Presentations can be scheduled by calling the regional office at 803-254-9776.
Clean of Heart donations needed:
  • liquid laundry detergent
  • color-safe bleach
  • regular bleach
  • dryer sheets
  • disposable plastic gloves
  • 8 gallon trash bags
  • 13 gallon trash bags
  • paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • napkins
  • shower cleaner with bleach
  • disinfecting wipes
  • travel size soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • disposable razors
  • toothbrushes
  • baby powder or foot powder
  • ground coffee
  • non-dairy coffee creamer
  • sugar
  • disposable coffee cups
  • coffee stirrers
  • (and monetary donations to assist with operating costs are always appreciated)

Clothing Closet donations needed (for both men and women - new or gently used items)
  • socks
  • underwear
  • pants (casual and in season)
  • shirts (casual and in season)
  • hoodies
  • coats (in season)
  • tennis shoes
  • travel size soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • disposable razors
  • washcloths
  • deodorant
  • belts
  • baseball caps
  • warm hats/gloves (in season)