LGBTQIA+ Upstate

Friend+Ally Group (private)

Standby GVL

SNAP APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

We're Happy to help

SNAP - TANF - RCA Application Assistance

If you need assistance completing the South Carolina SNAP, TANF, or RCA Application or to get information on how to apply on your own, submit the form below for guided assistance.

Helpful Resources

Use the links below to apply for SNAP, TANF, or RAC on your own or get FREE assistance with the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Information
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, serves as the foundation of America’s national nutrition safety net by working to end hunger and improve the health of low-income households. SNAP helps eligible households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. In South Carolina, many households depend on SNAP each month to get the food they need to ensure good health. Families, people living alone, people living with roommates, and/or people who are homeless may be eligible for SNAP.

What can SNAP do for your household?

  • For children, a better diet means better learning in school.
  • For adults, it means better performance on the job or a better foundation for developing the job skills that can give them and their families self-sufficiency.
  • For seniors, it means access to a balanced diet vital to their nutritional well-being.
  • For everyone, participation in the SNAP can help stretch limited budgets, improve nutrition, and reduce the risk of diet-related health problems.

Program Information
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), formerly known as Family Independence (FI) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), is a time-limited program that assists families with dependent children when families cannot provide for their basic needs. Families must be residents of South Carolina, be willing to participate in the TANF work program and pursue child support from parents absent from the household. This program is designed to serve both single-parent and two-parent families, as well as households with disabled adults. In many instances, combining services from TANF, Child Support, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid may play an important part in the family achieving self-sufficiency.

The primary focus of the program is to assist low income families meet basic needs by providing:

  • Cash assistance;
  • Support services;
  • Training; and
  • Employment opportunities.

Program Information
The South Carolina Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Program was established to provide income assistance to refugees who do not meet qualifications for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). RCA is a short-term transitional program available to eligible refugees for up to eight (8) months after arrival in the United States. The date can vary based on status of refugee, Cuban/Haitian entrants, asylees, or victim of human trafficking.

Refugee families with dependent minor children must first apply for, and if eligible, participate in the state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

LGBTQIA+ Upstate Local Events
February 2, 2023
  • Queer Led Worship Service - Trinity Lutheran Church

    February 2, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church, 421 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    Join Trinity Lutheran Church for their monthly Queer Led Worship Service from 6:30-8P on the First Thursday of each Month.

    Click here for more info

    See more details

February 4, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    February 4, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

February 11, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    February 11, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

February 16, 2023
  • T-Time Parents monthly support meeting

    February 16, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    This is a meeting for parents of transgender children of any age. 

    Contact brenda@pflaggvl.org for further meeting place information.

    See more details

February 18, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    February 18, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

February 23, 2023
  • Drag Queen Bingo ft. "Queen of Versage"

    February 23, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Aloft Greenville Downtown, 5 N Laurens St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    WHEN: Last Thursday of every month at 7 - 10 PM

    WHERE: Aloft Greenville Downtown

    ADMISSION: Free

    Join us for a fabulous evening of bingo to benefit Upstate Pride SC. Enjoy an assortment of signature cocktails and prizes. 

    See more details

February 25, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    February 25, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

March 1, 2023
  • PFLAG GVL - Monthly Support Group with Friends

    March 1, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Queer Wellness Center of Greenville, 30 Pointe Cir, Greenville, SC 29615, USA

    We are thrilled to have you join our monthly PFLAG GVL support group meeting. 

    We are a safe place to share, learn, listen, and experience our journeys together.

    Whether you are joining for support, resources, or just to see what we are all about, we are glad you are here!

    Please complete this form and watch for us to email you more information about meeting details.

    See more details

March 2, 2023
  • Queer Led Worship Service - Trinity Lutheran Church

    March 2, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church, 421 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    Join Trinity Lutheran Church for their monthly Queer Led Worship Service from 6:30-8P on the First Thursday of each Month.

    Click here for more info

    See more details

March 4, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    March 4, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

March 11, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    March 11, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

March 16, 2023
  • T-Time Parents monthly support meeting

    March 16, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    This is a meeting for parents of transgender children of any age. 

    Contact brenda@pflaggvl.org for further meeting place information.

    See more details

March 18, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    March 18, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

March 25, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    March 25, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

March 30, 2023
  • Drag Queen Bingo ft. "Queen of Versage"

    March 30, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Aloft Greenville Downtown, 5 N Laurens St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    WHEN: Last Thursday of every month at 7 - 10 PM

    WHERE: Aloft Greenville Downtown

    ADMISSION: Free

    Join us for a fabulous evening of bingo to benefit Upstate Pride SC. Enjoy an assortment of signature cocktails and prizes. 

    See more details

April 1, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    April 1, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

April 5, 2023
  • PFLAG GVL - Monthly Support Group with Friends

    April 5, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Queer Wellness Center of Greenville, 30 Pointe Cir, Greenville, SC 29615, USA

    We are thrilled to have you join our monthly PFLAG GVL support group meeting. 

    We are a safe place to share, learn, listen, and experience our journeys together.

    Whether you are joining for support, resources, or just to see what we are all about, we are glad you are here!

    Please complete this form and watch for us to email you more information about meeting details.

    See more details

April 6, 2023
  • Queer Led Worship Service - Trinity Lutheran Church

    April 6, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church, 421 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    Join Trinity Lutheran Church for their monthly Queer Led Worship Service from 6:30-8P on the First Thursday of each Month.

    Click here for more info

    See more details

April 8, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    April 8, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

April 15, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    April 15, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

April 20, 2023
  • T-Time Parents monthly support meeting

    April 20, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    This is a meeting for parents of transgender children of any age. 

    Contact brenda@pflaggvl.org for further meeting place information.

    See more details

April 22, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    April 22, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

April 27, 2023
  • Drag Queen Bingo ft. "Queen of Versage"

    April 27, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Aloft Greenville Downtown, 5 N Laurens St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    WHEN: Last Thursday of every month at 7 - 10 PM

    WHERE: Aloft Greenville Downtown

    ADMISSION: Free

    Join us for a fabulous evening of bingo to benefit Upstate Pride SC. Enjoy an assortment of signature cocktails and prizes. 

    See more details

April 29, 2023
  • Greenville Rainbow Runners & Walkers Weekly Meet Up

    April 29, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    The Commons, 147 Welborn St Suite B1, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

    We are an LGBTQ+ running club open to all in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

    Whether you are a skilled marathoner or just getting started on your personal fitness journey, we exist to provide you with a supportive, inclusive, and positive community. We are committed to helping you achieve your short-term and long-term goals related to running and walking.

    Currently, we meet up once a week:

    When: 8:30 AM every Saturday
    Where: The Commons (147 Welborn Street)

    Distance completed will vary based on the individual. Prior to the run/walk, we do brief introductions and stretches. Once intros and stretches are complete, we break into smaller groups based on pace and distance abilities.

    The run/walks generally end around 9:30-9:45 A.M.

    Our run/walk start point is also our end point.

    For those interested, we cool down by hanging outside of the Commons for refueling, recovery, and social time.

    FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

    See more details

May 3, 2023
  • PFLAG GVL - Monthly Support Group with Friends

    May 3, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Queer Wellness Center of Greenville, 30 Pointe Cir, Greenville, SC 29615, USA

    We are thrilled to have you join our monthly PFLAG GVL support group meeting. 

    We are a safe place to share, learn, listen, and experience our journeys together.

    Whether you are joining for support, resources, or just to see what we are all about, we are glad you are here!

    Please complete this form and watch for us to email you more information about meeting details.

    See more details

Follow us for the latest in the Upstate. We