Home Visiting in Your Area: Lowcountry/Pee Dee

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Below are brief descriptions of the home visiting program models currently implemented in the Lowcountry/Pee Dee region of South Carolina, followed by information on the agencies that serve families using each model.

Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America helps families manage life’s challenges by building on their strengths, rather than focusing on correcting weakness. Local programs select the target population to serve, including single parents or families with low income, substance abuse, or domestic violence.

The program model offers weekly home visits, beginning prenatally or within the first three months after a child’s birth. Visits continue until the child is age three to five. In addition, Healthy Families America offers screenings and assessments and may include parent support groups, father involvement programs and job training. Home visitors are selected based on their personal characteristics and willingness to work in culturally diverse communities.

Georgetown Pediatric Center

Counties served: Georgetown and Williamsburg
843-546-8686, jgiorlando@stjamessanteefhc.com

Low Country Health Care System

Counties served: Allendale and Barnwell
803-591-7811, ktrottie@lchcs.com

Medical University of South Carolina

Counties served: Berkeley and Charleston
843-876-2500, urroz@musc.edu

Healthy Start
Community Action to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

Healthy Start is a federal program dedicated to reducing disparities in maternal and infant health status in high risk communities. Healthy Start supports women before, during, and after pregnancy by addressing their health and social service needs, strengthening family resilience, and engaging community partners to enhance systems of care. Healthy Start works to assure access to culturally competent, family-centered and comprehensive health and social services for women, infants and their families.

Pee Dee Healthy Start

Counties served: Florence, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg
Madie A. Robinson, Executive Director

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is for first-time, low-income mothers and their children. It includes one-on-one home visits by a trained public health nurse with participating clients. The visits begin early in the woman’s pregnancy (with program enrollment no later than the 28th week of gestation) and conclude when children turn 2 years old. During visits nurses work to reinforce maternal behaviors that are consistent with program goals and that encourage positive behaviors and accomplishments. Home visits address prenatal care; caring for an infant; and encouraging the emotional, physical, and cognitive development of young children.

McLeod Regional Medical Center of the Pee Dee, Inc./McLeod Home Health

Counties served: Darlington, Dillon, Florence and Marlboro
843-777-6479, kmiller@mcleodhealth.org

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, Lowcountry Region

Counties served: Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester
843-579-4546, manigavw@dhec.sc.gov

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, Pee Dee Region

Counties served: Horry, Georgetown, & Williamsburg
843-915-8899, Smithd2@dhec.sc.gov

Parents As Teachers

The goal of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is to provide parents with child development knowledge and parenting support, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children’s school readiness. The PAT model includes one-on-one home visits, monthly group meetings, developmental screenings, and linkages and connections for families to needed resources. Parent educators conduct the home visits using structured visit plans and guided planning tools. PAT serves families for at least two years between pregnancy and kindergarten. PAT affiliate programs select the target population they plan to serve and the program duration.

Allendale County First Steps

Counties served: Alledale
803-584-6000, a1steps@yahoo.com

All Children’s Pediatrics

Counties served: Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper
843-522-3870, acped1@aol.com

C.A.P.S. “Children and Parents Sharing”/Bamberg School District One

Counties served: Bamberg
803-245-6505, elslr@yahoo.com

Charleston County First Steps/Early Head Start

Counties served: Charleston
843-745-0237, jecollins@charlestonfirststeps.org

Clarendon County First Steps/South Carolina First Steps

Counties served: Clarendon
803-433-2848, clarendonfs@ftc-i.net

Colleton County First Steps

Counties served: Colleton
843-542-9494, cdickerson@scfirststeps.org

Darlington County First Steps/South Carolina Office of First Steps

Counties served: Darlington
843-857-3148, dmcphers@scfirststeps.org

Dillon County First Steps/Dillon County First Steps COE Project

Counties served: Dillon
843-774-0061, smmcteer@bellsouth.net

Dorchester County First Steps

Counties served: Dorchester
843-873-3507, dorchesterfirststeps@gmail.com

F.A.C.E.S. (Family, Adult & Children’s Educational Services)/Beaufort County School District

Counties served: Beaufort
843-521-2399, ashley.hutchison@beaufort.k12.sc.us

First Steps – Parents as Teachers/Beaufort County First Steps

Counties served: Beaufort
843-379-7837, bjw1steps@hargray.com

First Steps – Parents As Teachers/Berkeley County School District

Counties served: Berkeley
843-312-9146, Millsab@bcsdschools.net

First Steps – Parents as Teachers/Horry County First Steps

Counties served: Horry
843-488-3336, ABREAULT@sccoast.net

Florence School District One Parent Center/Family Literacy Program

Counties served: Florence
843-669-4141, MELANIE.MCMILLAN@fsd1.org

Hampton County First Steps PAT/Hampton County First Steps To School Readiness

Counties served: Hampton
803-943-7127, hampton1steps@gmail.com

Home Education Learning Partners/Clarendon District Two – First Steps

Counties served: Clarendon
803-433-4959, ehamilton@csd2.org

Jasper County First Steps

Counties served: Jasper
843-726-5100, dpolite@scfirststeps.org

Lee County First Steps/Lee County School District

Counties served: Lee
803-484-5110, burrisleesteps@ftc-i.net

Little River Medical Center

Counties served: Georgetown and Horry
843-663-8269, scooper@lrmcenter.com

Marlboro County – Parents as Teachers/Marlboro County School District

Counties served: Marlboro
843-479-5703, Mquick1@marlboro.k12.sc.us

Marlboro County First Steps – P.A.T.

Counties served: Marlboro
843-479-4200, rjohnson@scfirststeps.org