Family Solutions is a program of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH). Launched in 1997 with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop a Healthy Start Initiative in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Family Solutions/SCORH began with a mission to reduce infant mortality in four rural, underserved counties — Allendale, Bamberg, Hampton and Orangeburg. Today, Family Solutions/SCORH takes a holistic approach to improving the quality of life for program participants by addressing the life challenges they face.
Healthy Start is a community-based program designed to eliminate disparities in infant deaths and improve the health of women and infants. To do this, Healthy Start actively works with three groups — African-American women and their families; health providers; and community, faith and civic leaders.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for any woman living in Orangeburg County who is pregnant with her first child and meets income requirements. A registered nurse visits enrolled mothers in the home throughout the pregnancy and until the baby is 2 years old.
A word from our director
I joined the staff of Family Solutions/SCORH in March 1998. Since then, our program has empowered and strengthened more than 24,000 women and families in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Hampton, and Orangeburg counties.
Family Solutions/SCORH is a proven, effective program that has reduced infant deaths across the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Our staff works to ensure that every high-risk pregnant woman and her infant has equal access to the healthcare delivery system and receives risk-appropriate care. We also partner with local and state government, businesses, schools, agencies, providers, grassroots organizations, and the faith community to ensure that every child experiences a healthy start.
We invite everyone to join in these efforts. Contact me to find out how you can help.
Virginia Berry White, LMSW
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) is a non-profit organization with a mission to close the gap in health status and life expectancy between rural and urban communities in the Palmetto State. SCORH has been promoting investment, opportunity and health within rural communities since 1991.
Like its peer organizations in each state, SCORH is the sole organization in South Carolina that is federally designated to address the health needs in rural communities. SCORH works with local, state and national partners to:
- increase access to quality health care
- improve the social determinants that contribute to a community’s overall health, and
- connect available resources across the state with local needs in rural communities.
Through a menu of programs and resources – including Family Solutions — SCORH offers training, education and technical assistance to rural providers, advocates and communities.
With 27 percent of our state’s residents living in rural areas, SCORH believes in preserving the unique character of rural communities without compromising their opportunities and access to critical services.
Our Major Goals
Reduce Infant Mortality
Improve Health Outcomes
Family Solutions/SCORH works to:
• reduce infant mortality
• improve health outcomes for women and their babies
• support families through educational programs
Case management & social work services
Reproductive health education
Childbirth and breastfeeding classes
We serve families in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Hampton and Orangeburg counties.
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1031 Middleton St.
Orangeburg, SC 29118
888.581.0319 Toll Free