GCS/COVID 19 Resources
SC Legal Services’ Comprehensive Rental Assistance Program Guide
Richland County Vaccination Sites
Minority Business Resource- Brookfield Properties
Child Tax Credit Sign Up Instructions
GCS Organization's of the Month (Archives)
February - Senior Resources
March - Sisters of Charity
April- Richland Library
May- Columbia Housing Authority
June- Homeless No More
July- Harvest Hope Food Bank
August - COMET
September- UWM Well Partners & Dental/Eye Clinic
November- Central SC Habitat for Humanity
GCS recognizes Historic Columbia as its Organization of the Month
Government and Community Services (GCS) is a proactive outreach arm of the County. GCS focuses on facilitating improved community outreach, administration of government services, and the resolution of community issues. GCS recognizes an “Organization of the Month” that exemplifies the importance of supporting the community and assisting in getting resources to those most in need. This month’s organization of the month is Historic Columbia.
Historic Columbia exists to preserve places and share complex stories from the past that connect us in the present and inspire our future.
Founded sixty years ago in 1961, Historic Columbia began with a group of donors and volunteers who saved the Robert Mills House, then Ainsley Hall House, from demolition. During the past six decades, Historic Columbia has matured and become recognized as one of South Carolina’s leading historic preservation organizations.
As the world has seemingly become more dynamic, nuanced, and indeed, challenging, Historic Columbia has positioned itself through an extensive menu of services, programs, and events to offer insight, provide perspective, and create spaces for respite and reflection. This includes advocating for historic preservation, educating the public to the importance and relevancy of history in our contemporary lives, and preserving and interpreting six historic 18th- through early 20th-century sites and their related gardens and grounds – all located in Richland County.
Did you know that Historic Columbia:
These are just a few of the ways Historic Columbia seeks to make history a vital part of Richland County’s assets.
What’s next for Historic Columbia and how can you get involved?
Become a member and enjoy member benefits, including free museum visits, discounts at our Gift Shop, free or discounted tickets to special events and programs, and more.
Celebrate Historic Columbia’s 60th Anniversary through November 2022, as they share content online about their work chronicling the history of this county’s sites, neighborhoods, and people.
Emergency Rental Assistance (ERAP/ERA2)
UPDATE: The County is no longer accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) or Emergency Rental Assistance 2 (ERA2). FAQs about ERA2 (PDF)