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COLA Guide

What's COLA stand for? It's Community Opportunities for Living Abundantly. The COLA Guide was developed collaboratively by a team of researchers and graduate students from the University of South Carolina, local mental health service agencies, and a group of mental health service users.

Take a look at the COLA Guide for:

  • Lists of great events, festivals, restaurants, and landmarks to explore around Columbia.
  • Advice from locals on finding a place to live, using public transportation, getting a job, and living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Lists of resources for financial help, job-seeking services, physical and mental health services, housing and health emergencies, and more.
  • Personal stories from locals on their favorite parts of life around Columbia.
  • Click on the links below to access the COLA Guide and to keep up with the latest news from the COLA Guide team on their blog.


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