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 843-747-9090.
East Cooper Democrats hold their monthly Democratic Revival on the first Tuesday of each month. Call 843-884-0624.
Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 6650 Dorchester Rd. Call 843-744-4357.
For information on gay-related events, contact the Lowcountry Gay and Lesbian Alliance at 803-720-8088. LGLA meets the 4th Thursday of each month at Ryan's Steak House in West Ashley.
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 843-856-0577.
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 843-761-7170.
The Poets' Corner is a group for writers. For a calendar of events, send SASE to 5009 Jenkins Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29405.
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 (ACES) for information on collecting child support. Call 803-951-7248 (Lexington County) or 803-755-6713 (Richland). Services are free.
Adopt a pet from the Animal Protection League, 6080 Old Leesville Rd. Call 803-783-2119.
Carolina Alliance for Fair Employment is holding monthly meetings in Columbia. Call the CAFE office in Greenville at 864-235-2926 for details.
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.
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. For details, 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. For details, call 803-256-8771.
Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALLS) 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.
Vis-a-Vis is a confidential support group for bisexual women. Call 803-771-7713 and leave a first name and phone number.
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 South Carolina Progressive Network is a coalition of advocacy and grassroots groups across the state working together to promote civil and human rights, envionmental protection, a living wage and government reform. The Network is statewide, multi-issue and multiracial, and holds monthly meetings in Charleston and Columbia. Plug into the Network and see what it can do for your organization. Network members in Charleston meet the 2nd Monday at 7pm, ILA HAll, 910 Morrison Dr. The Columbia members meet the 4th Tuesday, 7 pm at the Collaborative for Community Trust, 2214 Hampton St. For more information, call the Network at 803-808-3384 in Columbia or check out the coalition's Web site at www.scpronet.com/scpronet/.
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.