Homelessness Across Continuums of Care

The state of South Carolina is divided into four Continuums of Care. A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a regional planning body that coordinates housing and services funding families and individuals experiencing homeless. These CoCs are also responsible for conducting and reporting annual Point-in-Time counts of the homeless population in the geographic area they serve. These regions are illustrated on the map on this page.

Find Your Local Continuum

Select your county to find out more about providers near you.

www.upstatecoc.org

The Upstate Continuum of Care is a group of approximately 80 homeless service providers operating in Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg, and Union counties. In 2016, 80 service providers in the Upstate region participated in the PIT count. This compares to 83 last year and 71 in 2014. The variation in agencies reporting may affect year to year comparisons.

www.midlandshomeless.com

MACH is a group of approximately 50 homeless service providers operating in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, and York counties.

www.echomeless.org

ECHO has 36 member agencies that are homeless service providers operating in Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg counties. In 2016, 27 of the providers participated in the PIT count. In 2015, 18 of these providers participated, and 22 participated in 2014. Variation in rates of participation may affect statistical comparisons year to year.

www.lowcountryhomelesscoalition.org

The Lowcountry Homeless Coalition (LHC) is a group of approximately 20 homeless service providers operating in Berkley, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. In 2016, 16 of these providers reported data compared to 17 reporting in 2015 and 22 reporting in 2014. The lack of complete reporting may serve to underestimate the total number of people experiencing homelessness in the Lowcountry.