Available Aid

Christian Assistance Bridge Aid Assistance

Available Aid

The Christian Assistance Bridge service area includes ZIP codes 29016 (Blythewood), 29130 (Ridgeway), 29229 (northeast Richland County).

Types of emergency assistance available to qualified clients:

• Utilities
• Transportation
• Rent or Move In Expenses
• Prescriptions
• Food

For financial assistance, you will need to provide:

• Names, birth dates and social security numbers for everyone in the household
• Picture ID
• Proof of income
• Cut-off notice for utility assistance
• Eviction notice for rent assistance
• Proof of job interview or doctor's appointment for gas
• Prescription – CAB cannot provide assistance for controlled substance prescriptions

For food assistance, you will need to provide:

• Your social security number, names and birth dates of everyone in the household
• Picture ID
• Proof of residence

CAB is a BENEFIT BANK site where low income South Carolina residents (from any zip code) can apply for a variety of benefits from multiple agencies via one application process. Plan to spend about an hour with one of our specially trained volunteers to complete the Benefit Bank application process.

In one interview, clients can complete applications for:

Medicaid (including the Children's Health Insurance Program – CHIP)
Low Income Subsidy (LIS) (Rx Assistance)
State and Federal taxes (refunds returned within 10 days or less)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP – formerly food stamps
Lifeline (assistance with home phones)
Voter Registration
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Military and Veteran's Benefits
Welvista (prescription assistance)

CAB is a COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) application and distribution site. CSFP is a USDA program for low income seniors age 60 and above. Those who meet the financial qualifications and are approved receive a package of nutritious food and cheese to pick up at CAB once each month.

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Need FOOD when CAB is not open? Click HERE to locate Emergency Food Pantries in the area.