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Early Childhood Resource Center: School Readiness is a Family Affair

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) features a number of success stories in its 2018 impact report, including a story about how SPARK is making a difference in the lives of one mother and her son. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families hooks dads with Reel Connection campaign

To promote the importance of dads spending quality time with children, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families launched the Reel Connection campaign earlier this year. The prize was a once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip with former professional angler and board member Davy Hite, who is now a cohost and analyst for “Bassmaster LIVE” and “The Bassmasters” television show on ESPN2.
Bassmaster.com wrote about the contest winners and Hite’s experience with the center.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards public policy impact grant to Institute for Child Success

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded a public policy impact grant to the Institute for Child Success (ICS), an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children. Foundation funds will support ICS staff member's efforts to educate legislators and other policy staff on the importance of child advocacy centers and to also garner budget support.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Heart attack survivor teaches others how to do the "St. Vincent kiss"

Former patient Jonathan Petrea loves to tell others about the care he received at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center after suffering a heart attack in 2017. He also loves to demonstrate what he calls “the St. Vincent Charity kiss.”[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Tell Congress to oppose the public charge rule

The Administration has proposed a dangerous and unnecessary expansion of the definition of “public charge” when determining the eligibility of legal immigrants to apply for lawful permanent residency (LPR). Under the proposed rule, enrollment in the Medicaid program (and potentially the CHIP program) would prevent legal immigrants from attaining LPR, and force many to choose between vital health care coverage and the ability to adjust immigration status. Please urge the Department of Homeland Security not to finalize this harmful rule and ask your members of Congress to weigh in as well. A sample letter is available on e-Advocacy.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System