Home Visiting in Your Area: Upstate

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Below are brief descriptions of the home visiting program models currently implemented in the Upstate 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.

Carolina Health Centers, Inc.

Counties served: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda
864-330-8234, gdeal@carolinahealthcenters.org
carolinahealthcenters.org

The Parenting Place – PCA Pickens

Counties served: Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens
864-898-5583, gretayoung@theparentingplacepca.org
theparentingplacepca.org


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.

Carolina Health Centers, Inc.

Counties served: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda
864-330-8234, gdeal@carolinahealthcenters.org
carolinahealthcenters.org

Greenville Health System

Counties served: Greenville, Oconee and Pickens
864-345-3117, ehuston@ghs.org
ghswomens.org/nurse-family-partnership

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

Counties served: Anderson
864-716-3860birchmma@dhec.sc.gov

Spartanburg County First Steps

Counties served: Spartanburg and Union
864-327-4901, cbrooks@1steps.org
1steps.org

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

864-560-3859, admiller@srhs.com
spartanburgnursefamilypartnership.org


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.

Bright Beginnings – Parents as Teachers/Clover School District Two

Counties served: York
803-810-8435, nina.feemster@clover.k12.sc.us

Carolina Health Centers, Inc.

Counties served: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda
864-330-8234, gdeal@carolinahealthcenters.org
carolinahealthcenters.org

Chester County First Steps Parents as Teachers/Chester County First Steps

Counties served: Chester
803-385-6174, mellisaboyd@yahoo.com

Even Start Family Literacy Program/McCormick County School District One

Counties served: McCormick
864-852-6005, trumanp@mccormick.k12.sc.us

Greenwood/Abbeville First Steps

Counties served: Abbeville and Greenwood
864-388-4102, gnwdfirststeps@embarqmail.com

L.E.A.P. AHEAD – Parents As Teachers/Fort Mill School District Four

Counties served: York
803-548-2527, bogana@fort-mill.k12.sc.us

Laurens County First Steps

Counties served: Laurens
864-984-8130, rpatterson@laurens55.org

Parent Education/Family Literacy – P.A.T./Pickens County School District

Counties served: Pickens
864-397-1638, cherylsteadham@pickens.k12.sc.us

ParentSmart – Partnership Parents As Teachers/Rock Hill School District Three

Counties served: York
803-981-1557, CHunt@rhmail.org

PAT – Parenting Partnerships/York School District One

Counties served: York
803-684-1504, psanders@york.k12.sc.us

POPS- Principles of Parenting Successfully/Oconee Department of Social Services

Counties served: Oconee
864-638-4400, sharon.grant@dss.sc.gov

South Fant Early Childhood & Education Center/Anderson County School District Five

Counties served: Anderson
864-260-5225, PriscillaWilliams@Anderson5.net

Spartanburg School District Three

Counties served: Spartanburg
864-279-6022, Rschoono@Spartanburg3.org