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 From the publisher: The 2018 Greenwood Community Guide & Member Directory is a publication of the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce. The Greenwood SC Chamber is a membership-supported organization, therefore the information contained in this guide may not include all attractions and facilities in the greater Greenwood area.
• Knowledge for Tomorrow • Economic Vitality
• Family Vibrancy
• Health and Wellness
• Community Enrichment
For more information or to become involved, call (864) 229-8171.
There are numerous local non-profit organizations that serve our community beyond distinction and offer a helping hand and an open heart. Without these vital community services, many families and individuals would be in despair. Listed below are some of the organizations that make a difference in the Greenwood community:
The Burton Center for Disabilities and Special Needs
is a non-profit, multi-county agency, providing services for over 1,000 people with disabilities and special needs (autism, intellectual disabilities, head injuries, spinal cord injuries and related disabilities) in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda counties, employing over 400 staff members. Burton Center’s mission is to “Discover and Develop Unlimited Potential.” Services include: family support (respite, medical supplies, medical equipment, personal care aide services, attendant care services), day services for adults at four centers located in Greenwood, Lexington, Saluda and Ware Shoals (vocational, supported employment, self-help and academic training), early intervention, residential services (26 community residences, 3 supervised living programs, 9 community training homes) and case management. For more information, visit www.burtoncenter.org or call (864) 942-8900.
Greenwood Pathway House has provided shelter for the homeless
LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS OFFER RITICAL HUMAN SERVICES
CGreenwood is a very giving and generous community. From retirees to employees to churches and beyond, everyone comes together to support the human service needs in our area. There are two major philanthropic foundations, including
The Self Family Foundation as well as the Greenwood County Community Foundation. The United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties annually raises over $1 million and funds services to over 30 programs. Visit unitedwaygac.org for more information.
Greenwood also boasts an active Community Indicators initiative, www.GreenwoodIndicators.com, a long-term strategic and comprehensive plan to make Greenwood County a healthier and more viable community for
all. With several collaborative partners, they have engaged County residents, stakeholders, and community leaders and are focusing on data and metrics within the following focus areas:
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Greenwood County’s Homeless Shelter
Helping those who have lost their way to find the Pathway Home
864.223.4460 |gwdpathway.org 208 Panola Ave, Greenwood SC
in Greenwood County since July of 2014. Pathway provides 30 beds for men and 18 beds
for women
and mothers with children. Guests receive food, shelter, compassion, and hear the good news of Jesus. A safe place
to stay allows time to focus on learning












































































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