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South Carolina Independent Advocacy Organizations

This is a list of South Carolina based independent mental health organizations. While the South Carolina Department of Mental Health works closely with these organizations, they operate independently of the agency. These are community-based or grassroots organizations, some of which have state offices in Columbia and grassroots chapters and support groups operating throughout South Carolina.

The larger of these organizations have registered lobbyists on-staff who interact with members of the South Carolina State Legislature on issues pertaining to the needs and interests of people with mental illness.

One of these organizations is federally mandated (Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.), while others are voluntary and/or membership organizations. Some of the affiliates of these organizations are run 100% by volunteers. None of these organizations require that you pay their membership fees, if they have them, to be able to receive their assistance or available educational materials.

If you think you need some help outside of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health's Client Advocacy Program or their Consumer Affairs Program or if you are receiving mental health services from the private sector and want to be of help to others, please call any of these organizations during routine, business hours.

Federation of Families of South Carolina
1823 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Tel.: (803) 779-0402 Fax: (803) 779-0017 Toll Free: (866) 779-0402

MHASC - The Mental Health America in South Carolina
1823 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Tel.: (803) 779-5363 Fax: (803) 779-0017 Toll Free: (800) 375-9894

NAMI of SC - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of South Carolina
PO Box 1267, Columbia, SC 29202
Tel.: (803) 733-9592 Toll Free Help-line: (800)788-5131 Fax: (803) 733-9593

P & A - Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208, Columbia, SC 29204
Tel.: (803) 782-0639 (Voice/TDD)
Toll Free: (866) 275-7273 (Voice/TDD) Fax : (803) 790-1946

SC SHARE - South Carolina Self-Help Association Regarding Emotions
427 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
Tel.: (803) 739-5712 Fax: (803) 739-8226 Toll Free: (800) 832-8032


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