Resident Life Contacts

Our Residence Life Contacts are here to answer your questions about living at SMC.

In addition to these two helpful individuals, each residence hall floor is assigned a Resident Assistant and each hall is assigned a Residence Hall Director to work with the residents and make sure their time in SMC housing is enjoyable and to help them with various questions that may arise.

Stacey Mason

Stacey Mason

Director of Residence Life

masons@smcsc.edu
Phone: (864) 587-4247

Trina Gilliam

Trina Gilliam

Dir. of Student Conflict Resolution & Ethics

gilliamt@smcsc.edu
Phone: (864) 699-4632

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Local Service Initiatives

Students, faculty, and staff at Spartanburg Methodist College are involved in service on a regular basis. Beginning with the Freshmen Day of Service and continuing throughout the year, students are encouraged to seek out opportunities to volunteer in many different arenas. Studies show that people who actively participate in community service activities weekly live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Through service, people often gain as much or more than is given.

Listed below are the names and contact numbers for community service agencies that SMC has partnered with in the past, grouped into eight categories. Click on a category to view further information.

Child/Family Care Agencies

Bethlehem Center
Phone: 582-7158
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Day Care for Children. Tutorial programs for children. Homework center. Narcotics Anonymous. Outreach. WIC Certification. Summer Camp for low income youth. Senior Citizens programs. Transportation available for specific programs. Youth development programs. Computer classes. Pre-GED class. Primary prevention for Youth-At-Risk.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Phyllis Wheatley Association
Phone: 542-9328
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5;00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Match children primarily from single parent households to a Big Brother/Big Sister for positive reinforcement. Referrals and other support services. Sidekick mentors for youth in elementary schools only. New program for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Spartanburg
Phone: 583-4867
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Club & TEEN Supreme Center
Hours: After School Until 6:00p.m.
Summer Hours Vary

Services: Clubs & teens center programs provide after school care for young people: Boys & Girls Club locations: Chapman, Chesnee, Mary H. Wright, Park Hills, and Z. L. Madden elementary schools; TEENSupreme Center location: Carver Jr. High School (Youth from Whitlock can participate); Smart Center: Homework assistance for elementary-aged youth as referred by school administration of teacher.

Carolina Pregnancy Center
Phone: 582-4673
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Spiritual, emotional and family counseling. Shepherding homes for pregnant women with no other housing alternatives. Basic information on pregnancy. Bible Study Support Group for post-abortion. Maternity and baby clothes. Baby furniture. Car seats (when available).

Referrals for: Professional and family counseling. Medical care. Food. Shelter. Clothing. Job training/employment. GED and educational opportunities. Childbirth and parenting classes.

Charles Lea Center
Phone: 585-0322
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Early intervention program. Preschool day program. Adult work/activity centers. Outpatient speech/language and hearing services. Testing and counseling. Residential programs for some children and adults. Supported employment services. Summer programs. Respite care. Family support funds. Service coordination.

Children’s Shelter
Phone: 583-7688
Office Hours: 24 Hours

Services: Temporary shelter. Placement cannot exceed 30 to 45 days.

Ellen Hines Smith Girls Home
Phone: 573-9223
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon.- Fri.

Services: Residential care and treatment. On-site Junior School.

Girl Scouts of the Piedmont Area Council
Phone: 576-2514
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Monday
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Tuesday – Friday
10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m First Saturday of the Month

Services: Girls Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls – all girls – everywhere. In an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth.

SAFE Homes/Rape Crisis Coalition
Phone: 583-9803
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Crisis Line 24 Hours

Services: Provide Support, advocacy and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. Support an advocacy for adult and child victims of sexual assault.

Salvation Army Community Center
Phone: 576-8330
Office Hours: 7:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Summer
2:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. School Months

Services: Adult and youth athletics and recreation. After school services. Education and character development programs. Girls, Inc. program. Boy and Cub Scouts. Adopt-a-Grandparent. Just Say No. Senior adults. Math and reading tutoring. Craft classics. Bible classes. Dance and reading club. GED classes. Spartanburg Fatherhood Coalition program.

S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind
Phone: 585-7711
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: School for blind and deaf: provides educational programs for deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind and visually impaired individual from preschool through high school. Includes mainstreaming components with public school districts.

School for the multi-handicapped: provides services to sensory multi-disabled students Ages 3 to 21.

Vocational school: provides services to the agency’s three undergraduate schools focusing on basic work skills, job readiness, and awareness of career options and training programs.

Also Postsecondary Program & Outreach Services

Southeastern Children’s Home
Phone: 439-0259
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Services: Moderate Management Group Home

Spartanburg Reads!
Phone: 342-0062
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: We provide support, coordination and training to literacy service providers in Spartanburg County. We operate the Family Literacy Resource Center where professionals and parents can come and receive information relating to family literacy.

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg
Phone: 585-0306
Office Hours: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
6:00a.m. – 7:00p.m. Saturday
1:00p.m. -6:00p.m. Sunday

Services: Recreational and health programs for men, women, and children. Latch Key Programs. Workplace Presence Programs.

Young Life of Spartanburg
Phone: 582-3592
Office Hours: Varies

Services: Christian Outreach Youth Organization. (Interdenominational)

Health Care Agencies

American Cancer Society
Phone: 591-0004
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Services: Public and Professional Education. Transportation. Support Groups. I Can Cope. Reach To Recovery. Wigs. Literature and video materials: Look Good Feel Better. Smoking Cessation. Relay for Life.

American Red Cross, Piedmont Chapter
Phone: 583-8000
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
(Emergency Coverage 24-Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week)

Services: Disaster Preparedness Training. Emergency Assistance for Natural Disasters, including single family fires. Emergency communications and assistance to members of the Military and their dependents. Health Services Training in CPR, First Aid, and Water Safety. Lifeguard Training. HIV/Aids Education Programs. Volunteer Placement and Supervision. Hospital Volunteers. Health Education Training for Business and Industry. Tissue Services Awareness. Bone Marrow Awareness. Blood Services (Union & Cherokee Counties Only).

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Phone: (800) 950-3463
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: All March of Dimes programs have PREVENTION as their ultimate goal. Films. Slide-tape programs. Pamphlets. Public health education. Hand-out materials on healthy pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, and the prevention of birth defects are available for use upon request, with or without a speaker.

Piedmont Blood Center
Phone: 582-6366
Offices Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.
9:00a.m. – 9:00p.m. Tues., Thurs.
8:30a.m. -12:30p.m. – Saturday

Services: Supplies blood and blood products to five hospitals in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties.

Transportation of donors. School educational programs.

SRHS Hospice
Phone: 560-3901
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
RN Staff Available On Call 24-Hours/Day

Services: Nursing care. Counseling and Pastoral care. Resources assistance. Personal care assistance. Volunteer services bereavement support services. Children’s bereavement services. Pain and symptom control. In-patient unit.

Homeless/Outreach

Greater Spartanburg Ministries
Phone: 585-9371
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: OUTREACH MINISTRIES: Tel. 585-9371. Food and clothing. FREE for persons screened and determined needy. Emergency assistance with utilities, heating and rent/mortgage.

Hours: 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Pastoral Counseling: Free for persons unemployed or low-income and unable to pay for services.

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg
Phone: 595-1851
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Building homes in partnership with God’s People in Need.

The Haven
Phone: 582-6737
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Client Intake Hours:
4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. 7 days a Week
6:30a.m. – Breakfast
6:30p.m. – Supper

Services: Temporary shelter. Meals. Crisis. Guidance. Counseling.

Helping Hands Ministries
Phone: 476-2401
Office Hours: 9:30a.m. – 2:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Emergency financial assistance with food, prescription medication, heating, utilities and rent.

Miracle Life Mission/Miracle Hill Ministries
Phone: 583-1628
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. Mon. – Fri.
24 hour availability

Services: Evangelical shelter for homeless men, women and children. Three meals daily. Clothing. Christian counseling. Chapel services.

The Salvation Army
Phone: 573-5493
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Services: Thrift store at same location – Tel.: 583-2201.

Emergency financial assistance with: Food. Rent. Utilities. Clothing. Furniture. Transportation. Some prescription medications. Personal counseling. Spiritual guidance.

Second Presbyterian Soup Kitchen
Phone: 583-6320
Office Hours: Volunteers 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. (Sun. – Sat.)

Services: Meal served at lunch time daily: Sunday through Saturday -11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

TOTAL Ministries
Phone: 585-9167
Office Hours: 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Emergency assistance with: Food. Clothing. Shelter. Utilities. Medicine. Other Needs.

Animal Care

Spartanburg Humane Society
Phone: 583-4805
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Sat. for Receiving
11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Sat. for Adoptions; Thursday until 7:30p.m.
Sunday 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Services: Lost and found services. Provides homes for stray and unwanted animals through adoption program. Handles impoundment services for the City and County of Spartanburg to enable them to enforce ordinances. Pet facilitated therapy and educational programs for pre-school through all level students.

Animal Allies
Phone: 576-6971
1097 Asheville Highway Spartanburg, SC 29303
Office Hours: Mornings each Tuesday – Friday

Services: Animal Allies’ mission is to provide low cost, high quality spay/neuter clinic services to the residents of our community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Outreach, Assisting with the animals in the recovery process, Cleaning equipment, Making new surgery packets, etc.

Geriatric Care

Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County
Phone: 573-7684
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Home-delivered lunch and services to persons alone during the day.

Environmental

SPACE-Spartanburg Area Conservancy
Phone: 948-0000
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Services: SPACE is a non-profit conservation organization preserving and protecting natural areas of ecological, historical, and /or aesthetic value for public benefit.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, ROOM 202 OF THE BURGESS STUDENT CENTER. PHONE: 864-587-4006