The Ability Experience
Originally called Push America, the Ability Experience is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities. Push America was founded in 1977 as the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity with the purpose of instilling lifelong service in its members and enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. They offer several construction grants, viewable on their website.
Massachusetts-based Amramp is a leading manufacturer of modular steel wheelchair ramps that can adapt to a variety of home setups. They also provide a listing of funding sources by state.
202 W. First St.
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 888-715-7598 (Toll-free)
Anderson Interfaith Ministries
Anderson Interfaith Ministries coordinates with area church groups, civic organiza"ons and
clubs to build ramps or make minor repairs on an as needed basis. AIM seeks dedicated
groups to volunteer their "me for this need.
1202 South Murray Ave.
Anderson, SC 29624
Phone: (864) 226-2273
Fax: (864) 225-0349
Diligent Hands/Gratuitous Hearts
The mission of EmmanuWheel is to provide wheelchair ramps and home modifications (widening of doors, lowering of sinks, door knobs, cabinets, etc.) to people who use wheelchairs who cannot afford the cost of such modifications.
566 Rawl Road,
Lexington, SC 29072
Greenville County Redevelopment Authority
Habitat for Humanity
Hands on Greenville
Home Builders Association of South Carolina
The Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC) is a professional, non-profit association committed to promoting housing for people of all income levels and the production of quality homes.
1419 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
Phone: (803) 771-7408
Fax: (803) 254-5762
Home Works of America
Home Works is a nonprofit founded in 1996 to repair homes of homeowners in need, assist youth in their development, and empower communities to meet the needs of their members. Home Works is dedicated to assisting individuals who require home repairs and meet the following criteria: Own their home, live in the home, and are on a fixed income (such as SSI and SSDI).
PO Box 102
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 781-4536
Fax: (803) 233-9389
Homes of Hope
Lighthouse Ministries provides assistance to Florence County residents in need who have not been able to access other services. The agency may assist with rent/mortgage payments, essential utlity bills, medicine (when not covered by insurance), and home modifications. In addition, the agency may provide referrals to other appropriate local agencies and will provide traveler's aid to individuals who have been stranded and are trying to get home.
201 East Elm. Street
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: (843) 629-0830
Fax: (843) 629-9254
Little River Lions Club
Serves Longs and Little River, SC only
P.O. Box 972
Little River, SC 29566
Phone: (843) 798-2397
My Home is dedicated to creatinng safer, barrier-free environments that work for everyone. With careful planning, thoughdul design and high quality construction, My Home modifies homes by assessing the existing space needs for mobility and recommending products and services to meet each homeowner’s unique needs.
Address: 7720 Columbia Rd.
St. Matthews, SC 29135
Phone: (803) 331-8081
New Spring Church
Since its inception, hundreds of homes have been repaired by Operation Home, totaling in excess of $1 million. Operation Home’s mission is to help people remain in their homes by increasing safety and accessibility through the coordination of critical home repairs for low-income residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. Operation Home receives referrals from a wide network of providers, including home health agencies, utility companies, churches, schools, disability service centers, and other social service agencies.
2120 Noisette Blvd., Suite 124
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 853-3211
Palmland Community Development Foundation
Can provide grants between $6,000 and $20,000 for emergency home repairs that are "immediately needed and necessary." They serve the following counties (Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw, Sumter and Orangeburg), but on request may be able to help people in other counties.
For Aiken County only
Project Vision website
SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN)
SCDDSN is the state agency that plans, develops, oversees and funds services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.They assist people with disabilities and their families in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals, and to minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.
3440 Harden Street Ext
Columbia SC 29240
(803) 898-9600 Voice/TDD
Special Limited Funding:
Do you know someone with a spinal cord injury who needs a wheelchair ramp built for his or her home? If they cannot afford the cost of constructing a ramp, there are some limited funds available though the end of 2012 to help them do so. The funds are provided through a grant obtained by the Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Roper Hospital in Charleston.
Up to $1,000 per ramp is available for lumber and supplies. Funds generally take three to four weeks to obtain, and recipients must be residents of South Carolina. Labor is not provided so individuals are recommended to talk with church and community groups about handling the ramp construction.
South Carolina Assistive Technology & WorkABILITY Loan Programs
(Alternative Financing Programs from Allied Opportunities, Inc.)
Provides funding for all types of AT items, such as vehicles, equipment, and home modifications. The item requested must relate to the type of disability and be intended to enhance the quality of life for the AT User and/or Authorized Representative of the person with a disability. The loans range from $1,000 up to $30,000. Most applications are for purchasing modified vehicles.
Share Inc. provides assistance with rent/mortgage and utilities. The agency may also help with weatherization to the homes of persons who qualify due to income, age, and/or disability so they may continue to live safely in their homes.
1200 Pendleton Street.
Greenville, SC 29603
Phone: (864) 269-0700
Fax: (864) 295-6151
United States Department of Agriculture
The USDA offers direct and guaranteed loans to help very low- to moderate-income rural households purchase, construct, repair, or relocate homes. The Home Improvement and Repair Program provide loans for very low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards and make homes accessible for people with disabilities.
Rural Housing Development
1835 Assembly Street, Suite 1007
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 765-5163
Fax: (803) 765-5633
Wheelchair-Ramps Inc. is a non-profit charitable corporation that exists to provide wheelchair ramps and other needed modifications/equipment to assist disadvantaged people in overcoming their disabilities. Wheelchair-Ramps Inc will also help with in home modifications such as widening doorways, installingwheelchair lifts and making bathroom modifications whenever funding is available to cover these costs.
144 Rollingwood Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 530-8013
Conceived at a Souther Baptist Convention and starting in Tennessee, World Changers organizes youth each summer in local chapters across the country in construction and repair projects for those who can't afford them. If you interested, then you can contact World Changers.