If you are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, please call the housing crisis line at (843)737-8357. This line will give you access to information about emergency shelter in your area and provide additional information and referrals to other sources.

The Housing Crisis Line has a housing specialist available 7 days a week from 7:00am-3:00pm. If no one is available to take your call or the specialist is helping another individual, please be sure to leave a message with your full name, date of birth, and a phone number where you can be reached. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

If you are seeking other resources or services, such as food and clothing pantries or medical care in your community, please dial 2-1-1 to speak to a referral specialist.



Due to the cold weather forecast the Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter (HECS) at 690 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant will be open Thursday night, December 28, 2017. At present this is the only night that it will be open but if this changes, an additional notice will be sent out to keep you informed. 

The doors will open at approximately 7:30 pm and the guests must leave by 7 am the next morning. No guests will be accepted after 11 pm unless brought by the MPPD, other agencies, or due to special circumstances and advance arrangements have been made. 

A Hibben bus will pick up guests in Downtown Charleston starting at 6:55 pm at Huger Street across from Taco Boy. It will proceed to the Main Library on Calhoun Street and then Marion Square at King Street before returning to Hibben UMC about 8:00pm. Guests will be returned to the Downtown area the next morning.

The guests will be offered a safe, warm place to sleep overnight plus an evening meal and breakfast. Showers are available with towels, soap, and shampoo furnished.


 List of available warming shelters during the winter months by county.

Dorchester County

Ridge Baptist Church

2168 Ridge Church Road
Summerville, SC 29485

Opens at  32 degrees or lower


Pick up at local grocery stores and gas stations


Berkley County

Fresh Anointing Ministries Worship Center

551 Myers Rd
Summerville, SC 29483

Opens at  32 degrees or lower



Goose Creek United Methodist Church

142 Red Bank Rd
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Opens at  32 degrees or lower



Aldersgate United Methodist Church

1444 Remount Rd
North Charleston, SC 29406

Opens at  35 degrees or lower

January 1-February 29 ONLY


Pick up at Carta Bus # 13 Superstop


Charleston County

Hibben United Methodist Church

690 Coleman Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Opens at  33 degrees or lower



Bus Pickups:

Libaray on Calhoun

Marion Square

Meeting St Exit off Ravenel Bridge