The Center for Women offers support services. Hours are 11 a.m._7 p.m. on Mondays; 9 a.m._4 p.m. Tues._Fri. The Center offers a support group for expectant mothers every 2nd and 4th Monday at 11:30 a.m. at 20 Mary St. Call 803-772-4909.
Charleston Habitat for Humanity builds homes in partnership with people from all walks of life to eliminate poverty housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Call 803-722-7145.
East Cooper Democrats hold their monthly Democratic Revival on the first Tuesday of each month. Call 803-884-0624.
Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 6650 Dorchester Rd. Call 803-744-4357.
For information on gay-related events, contact the Lowcountry Gay and Lesbian Alliance at 803-720-8088.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Metropolitan Community Church, 2010 Hawthorne Dr. Call 803-856-0577.
People Against Rape, serving survivors of sexual assault in the tricounty area, depends on volunteers to provide crisis intervention, advocacy and information. PAR needs volunteers to provide medical and legal aid to rape survivors. Call 803-761-7170.
The Poets' Corner is a group for writers. For a calendar of events, send SASE to 5009 Jenkins Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29405.
The S.C. Progressive Network welcomes all organizations interested in the democratic process and in creating a more equitable South Carolina. It will meet Jan. 12 at ILA Union Hall, 910 Morrison Dr., at 7 p.m. Call 803-808-3384.
The Airport Codependency Meeting, working for better relationships from a 12-step point of view, meets Sunday and Thursday nights at 7:30 at Willow House on Boston Ave. Call 803-731-5920.
Amnesty International helps eradicate human rights abuses worldwide. In Columbia, call 803-216-0097, or visit the Web site at http://members.aol.com/leighline/index.html.
The Women's Resource Center offers a Legal Information Clinic for Women. An attorney is available Mondays 5:30_6:45 p.m. Cost is $5 per session. Call 803-252-2151 for information.
Call the Association for Children for Enforcement of Support for information on collecting child support. Call 803-951-7248 (Lexington County) or 803-755-6713 (Richland). Services are free.
Need a true-blue pal? Adopt a pet from the Animal Protection League, 6080 Old Leesville Rd. Call 803-783-2119.
Carolina Cats needs temporary homes for cats awaiting adoption. Vet care and supplies provided. For more information on how you can help, call 803-791-7707. Donations of all kinds needed.
Columbia Audubon Society sponsors a variety of free events. Call the Infoline at 803-748-9066.
The Columbia Film Society seeks volunteers. Call 803-254-8234.
The Columbia Shambhala Center offers free meditation instruction on Wednesdays 7_8 p.m. and Sundays 9_noon at 2065 Blossom St. Call 803-254-9048.
The Columbia Zen Group meets Sundays 6_8 p.m. at 2065 Blossom St. Call 803-779-4902.
Harvest Hope Food Bank needs volunteers. Call 803-765-9181.
HELPLINE, a crisis intervention, suicide prevention and referral hotline, needs volunteers. Call 803-790-4357.
The Columbia Branch NAACP meets the third Sunday of each month. Call 803-256-8771.
Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services offers confidential support groups for people with HIV. Call 803-779-7257.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meets the third Thursday of each month at St. Martin's in the Field clubhouse at 6 p.m.
Pets Inc., a pet rescue group in the Midlands, needs your help. Call 803-739-9333.
Rape Crisis Network offers a support group for recent adult rape victims every 4th Tuesday at 7 p.m at Richland Memorial. Call 803-252-8394 for details.
Saturday Morning Out is an opportunity for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals,transgendered and transsexual individuals to meet and fellowship. SMO is held the 2nd Saturday of each month, 10_noon, at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship at Heyward and Woodrow in Shandon.
The S.C. Committee Against Hunger's advocacy center is at 1919 Hampton St. The hotline, 1-800-529-5837, links clients with services.
The S.C. Progressive Network welcomes all organizations interested in the democratic process and in creating a more equitable South Carolina. It will meet Jan. 5 at the GLPM Community Center, 1108 Woodrow St., at 7 p.m. Call 803-808-3384 for details.
Vis-a-Vis is a confidential support group for bisexual women. Call 803-771-7713 and leave a first name and phone number.
Amnesty International_Greenville meets the last Tuesday of every month at 102 Mills Ave. Call 864-294-2208.
The S.C. Progressive Network welcomes all organizations interested in the democratic process and in creating a more equitable South Carolina. Call 803-808-3384 for meeting details.
AWARE (Advocates Working for Animals and Respect for the Environment works to educate about animal abuse and lifestyle changes which promote the environment and health. Animal abuse hotline, bimonthly newsletter, quarterly public meetings featuring leaders in the movement. Call 803-842-8090.
Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse offers 24-hour crisis line counseling, emergency shelter and help with orders of protection. For details, call 1-800-868-2632.
Call the GI Rights Hotline at 1-800-FYI-95GI to be connected with groups in your area.
The S.C. Sierra Club holds monthly meetings across the state. Find the group nearest to you and help wage the fight to save South Carolina's environment.
S.C. Forest Watch meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 113 Retreat St. in Westminster. Forest Watch is a citizens' group that educates policymakers and the public on the importance of managing public resources, and facilitates citizen involvement in public land planning. Call 864-647-8804.