September 27, 2012

VIDEO: Healthy Learners board members discuss 13th Annual Champions for Children Golf Tournament

MidlandsBiz recently sat down with two Healthy Learners board members, Tina Emerson and Matthew Roberts, to talk about the tournament and the expansion of the Healthy Learners program beyond the Midlands into different regions of the state: Allendale, Dillon, Greenwood and Georgetown. [More]
September 14, 2012

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families continues to make a difference in fathers’ lives

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has had a busy summer. Read the latest news about how the center is scoring for fatherhood at University of South Carolina Gamecocks football games, providing suits to unemployed men transitioning to the workforce and more. [More]
August 2, 2012

Editorial from The State: A decade of helping dads — and counting

The State newspaper published an editorial by Associate Editor Warren Bolton on August 2, the same day as the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families’ Decade of Dads celebration at The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium at the University of South Carolina in downtown Columbia, SC. [More]
July 3, 2012

SC Center for Fathers and Families and Men’s Wearhouse help local job seekers with National Suit Drive

This July, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse for the fifth annual National Suit Drive, the nation’s largest collection of gently used business attire for men. [More]
June 29, 2012

Healthy kids mean better students, communities

The State newspaper recently published the a letter to the editor from Matt Shaffer, who is the board chair of Healthy Learners and senior vice president of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. [More]
June 11, 2012

Nashville Songwriters event raises $20,000 for Healthy Learners Georgetown

The event provided Healthy Learners with a net profit of $20,000 and 100% of the funds will go directly to provide desperately needed health care services to school children in Georgetown County.

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May 21, 2012

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to celebrate 10th anniversary with event at Williams Brice Stadium

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families will celebrate its tenth anniversary at an August 2 event at The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium, featuring guest speaker for the event is Coach Sam Wyche. [More]
May 2, 2012

Early Childhood Resource Center Highlights Growth and New Initiatives in Annual Report

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) experienced tremendous growth in 2011, which is detailed in its 2011 annual report. The annual report highlights community partners, accomplishments and community supporters. Memberships to the center rapidly increased in 2011, allowing more than 1,500 users to participate in family programs, make use of the library, production lab, and ECRC Inspiration Station, enroll in professional development classes, and network with others in the ECRC’s new facility. Some additional accomplishments include: Opened the Inspiration Station, an interactive early childhood classroom designed to spark imagination and promote early learning and school readiness. Through Inspiration Station programming, the ECRC provided 150 high quality learning sessions to more than 2,600 children and families. Delivered 424 hours of high quality professional development to 2,800 early childhood educators in Stark County and throughout Ohio at community colleges and universities, child care centers, Head Start, and family child care homes. Awarded designation as an “approved provider” by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), allowing the ECRC to issue continuing education units (CEUs) to educators and related professionals. To learn more about the ECRC and all of its accomplishments in 2011, download the complete annual report here.
March 30, 2012

Regina Health Center resident helps the lost find home - read the latest newsletter

When 37 of the Lost Boys of Sudan fled their war-torn homeland for Cleveland in 2001, Sister Mary Frances Harrington, CSJ, was there to welcome them with open arms and ensure Cleveland became their new home. Now 80 and an assisted-living resident at ReginaHealth Center, her schedule is as busy as ever... read more in the latest edition of "The Heart of Regina Health Center" newsletter. (see the link below to open a .PDF file of the newsletter) RHC12.1_SpringNews_FINAL.pdf (1.46 mb)
March 27, 2012

Getting Much-Needed Attention - Read the Latest Newsletter from Healthy Learners

Rhonda was concerned about her 4-year-old son, William, because he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that caused him to have trouble focusing in school (4-year-old kindergarten). He also had multiple learning disabilities. Rhonda didn’t know what to do and felt overwhelmed because her family did not have health insurance and did not qualify for Medicaid. She was working 10-hour days making minimum wage and her husband also did not make much money. She asked William’s school for help and they referred her to Healthy Learners. The Healthy Learners Dillon office coordinated a doctor’s visit, paid for the visit and paid for the medication prescribed to William to help control his ADHD. Healthy Learners also covered eye care and glasses, dentist visits and additional doctor visits for William and his older brother Hunter. “I don’t know what we would have done without Healthy Learners because there was nowhere else to go,” said Rhonda. “We would have had to choose whether to buy groceries or pay for the doctor. If I had quit my job to qualify for Medicaid, we would have lost everything we had because we wouldn’t have been able to pay bills.” Today, William is in a first-grade special education class receiving speech therapy and therapy for a comprehension disability. The ADHD medication has helped him focus in school. Together with the specialized attention he receives in special education, his grades have improved tremendously. Both William and Hunter now receive Medicaid, but Rhonda is grateful for the help they received from Healthy Learners. “It’s hard to not get emotional when I talk about Healthy Learners. It’s hard to explain just how much they mean to me and our family. They gave me such peace of mind and lifted a tremendous pressure from us,” said Rhonda. Read more about Healthy Learners in the latest issue of "Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners." Click the link below to view a PDF of the newsletter. HL_News_Spring12Digital_final.pdf (665.88 kb)

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