November 17, 2017

Joseph's Home becomes a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Joseph’s Home recently became a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, joining more than 70 agencies nationwide who provide medical respite care for the homeless. Being a member offers the opportunity to bring the perspective and challenges of Joseph’s Home to this national forum on health care and housing for people experiencing homelessness. [More]
November 13, 2017

Joseph’s Home builds medical respite capacity with hiring of new medical director

With a gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Joseph’s Home was able to recently hire a new medical director, which was a big step forward in building its medical respite capacity to better serve homeless men with acute medical needs who need a place to heal and achieve independence. Harikrishna C. Ponnam, M.D., from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, began in this new part-time role October 1. [More]
October 24, 2017

The Sumter Item: Midlands Fatherhood Coalition hosts 1st graduation in Sumter

The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, recently held its first graduation in Sumter, South Carolina. The program in Sumter was established two years ago as part of the center’s 17 fatherhood programs it supports statewide. [More]
October 20, 2017

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families programs exceed enrollment goal

September 2016 marked the beginning of year two of grant funding for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Grant, with the goal to recruit 500 voluntary participants into fatherhood programs statewide. The center and its multiple fatherhood programs exceeded that goal with 553 voluntary participants enrolled between Sept. 30, 2016 and Sept. 29, 2017. [More]
October 16, 2017

Promise Neighborhood director participates in panel discussion with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown recently hosted a legislative update at Friendly Inn Settlement in Cleveland for the Central-Kinsman community. During the event, Senator Brown moderated a panel discussion with community stakeholders from the Central and Kinsman communities, which included Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Director Lowell Perry Jr. [More]
October 13, 2017

Anonymous gift enhances South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Men's Health Initiative

A generous $10,000 donation to the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families earlier this year from The Cheerful Giver, an anonymous donor through the Central Carolina Community Foundation, has enhanced access to men’s health services for fatherhood program participants. [More]
October 13, 2017

Healthy Learners names Recipient of 2017 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award

Celebrating its 25th year of serving children who are in need and without resources, Healthy Learners recently announced Van Hauser as the recipient of the 2017 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award. [More]
September 28, 2017

Index-Journal: Healthy Learners Spelling Bee draws record crowd

Adults from Greenwood, South Carolina, displayed their spelling skills at the third annual Greenwood Friends of Healthy Learners Spelling Bee September 26. The event raised more than $30,000 for the Healthy Learners Greenwood program. [More]
September 22, 2017

South Carolina fatherhood program awarded $661,200 grant for a healthy Greenville

The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, has been awarded a $661,200 grant from Greenville Health System. The funds will be used over the next three years to implement a comprehensive health component designed to improve health outcomes and lifestyle choices of low-income, non-custodial fathers and their children. [More]
September 7, 2017

Healthy Learners Celebrates 25 Years

Healthy Learners is celebrating 25 years of being devoted to removing children’s health barriers to learning with love and compassion. Prior to 1992, too many children who were in need and without resources in South Carolina were falling through the cracks of the health care system and were going without needed medical services. [More]

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