ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
Compiled by Spartanburg County Public Libraries

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CITIZENS FOR LIFE, SPARTANBURG
EMAIL: spartanburg@sclife.org
INTERNET: www.sclife.org
A Pro-Life organization that seeks to inform the public on matters relating to abortion and euthanasia.
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina Citizens For Life
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110907

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL, SOUTH CAROLINA
Jennifer Van Cleave
Office of the Governor,
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 450
Columbia, SC  29201
(803)734-0465
EMAIL: jvancleave@oepp.sc.gov
INTERNET: www.scddc.state.sc.us
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None
DUES/FEES: None
Serves as an advocate for individuals with disabilities and provides appropriate information for services.
FUNDING: State and Federal
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina Governor's Office
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110808

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
Spartanburg, Chapter 3
Don Byrum, Commander
301 North Campus Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864)503-5897
EMAIL: confederaterex@aol.com Charlotte Gillespie, Adjutant
Meets 3rd Tuesday, 7 pm at National Guard Armory, Campus Boulevard, USC Upstate.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must have been in military service with service connected disability.
DUES/FEES: Lifetime membership-fees vary
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call
Provides services and transportation to all veterans. We have Service Officers in the VA Clinic at 301 North Grove to assist ANY veteran with Claim work. Open 5 days a week, 9 am-12 noon. Help with claims by phone: 1-800-293-8262 Ext. 2130
FUNDING: Donations
PARENT AGENCY: National Department of Disabled American Veterans
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110505

FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF SOUTH CAROLINA, NATIONAL
William Parnell Diggs, President
119 South Kilbourne Road
Columbia, SC  29205
(803)254-3777
EMAIL: nfbsc@sc.rr.com
INTERNET: www.nfbsc.net
The National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is chartered under the laws of the state of South Carolina to promote the spiritual, social, and economic well-being of all blind South Carolinians. The state organization is an affiliate of the nation's oldest and largest organization of the blind. Newsletter published quarterly.
PARENT AGENCY: National Federation of the Blind
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100226

NAACP; EAST SPARTANBURG BRANCH
Elder Victor E. Shippy, President
PO Box 68
Cowpens, SC  29330
(864)463-6361
EMAIL: shippybrenda@bellsouth.net
Meets every 4th Monday, 7 pm, at local churches
DUES/FEES: $30.00/year
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Membership applications can be obtained by contacting the President or any officer.
The NAACP ensures the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens.  It strives to achieve the equality of rights and to eliminate race prejudice among citizens.
FUNDING: Charitable donations, various fundraisers, and membership fees are the primary source of funding.
PARENT AGENCY: The national headquarters for the NAACP is located in Baltimore, MD  (http://www.naacp.org). The regional headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA (404-688-8868 or 1-866-5-NAACP5) and the state office is located in Columbia, SC http://www.scnaacp.org
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg's East Side, Cowpens, Pacolet, Chesnee, Boiling Springs, Inman, and Little Africa
Date of Last Update: 20111025

NOW (NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN)
M. K. Smith, Coordinator
9 Pacific Street
Lyman, SC 29365
(864)949-8842
MEETS: TBA. Call for meeting times and location
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Open, no age requirement and men are invited to join
DUES/FEES: $35.00/year or sliding scale
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for information
NOW is a non-profit, non-tax deductible organization dedicated to improving the status of women. They are dedicated to bringing Spartanburg Area women into full equality with the rest of the women in South Carolina and the United States.
FUNDING: Self-funding; donations
PARENT AGENCY: National Organization for Women, Washington DC
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20100927

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, INC.
Piedmont Office
545 North Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 106
Greenville, SC  29607
(864)235-0273 | 1-866-275-7273
EMAIL: info@pandasc.org
INTERNET: www.pandasc.org
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Substantiated evidence of a severe impairment/disability, evidence that the disability is likely to continue and whose issue falls within annually established priorities.
DUES/FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call 1-866-275-7273
To protect the legal, civil, and human rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina by enabling them to advocate for themselves, speaking on their behalf when they have been discriminated against or denied a service to which they are entitled and promoting policies and services which respect their choices.
FUNDING: Federal; Private grants; Contracts
AREA SERVED: Statewide
Date of Last Update: 20111102

URBAN LEAGUE OF THE UPSTATE, INC.
Spartanburg Office
Steven Mims, Executive Director
201 Caulder Avenue, Suite 220
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)562-4400; FAX: (864)562-4403
INTERNET: www.urbanleagueoftheupstate.org/
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None
DUES/FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call or walk-in
The Urban League of the Upstate is a non-profit organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all citizens in housing, education, employment, and economic development, without regard to race or socioeconomic status.
FUNDING: Contributions; United Way
PARENT AGENCY: National Urban League
AREA SERVED: Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Oconee, Laurens, Union, Cherokee, Pickens Counties
Date of Last Update: 20111128
 

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