About Us

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.


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

To reduce infant mortality by eliminating the barriers that prevent mothers and their babies from accessing health care and maintaining healthy habits. (Infant mortality is a measure of the number of babies of who die before their first birthday).

Improve Health Outcomes

To improve pregnancy outcomes and reduce infant mortality in rural and underserved counties by connecting families to healthcare services and educational resources.

Community Education

To partner with community leaders and organizations to provide ongoing educational programs and support systems that will empower parents to improve the health of their families.

About Us

Family Solutions/SCORH works to:

• reduce infant mortality
• improve health outcomes for women and their babies
• support families through educational programs

Our Services

Case management & social work services

Home visits

Reproductive health education

Childbirth and breastfeeding classes

Events Calendar

We serve families in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Hampton and Orangeburg counties.

Check out our calendar for the latest information on events in your community.



Family Solutions/SCORH
1031 Middleton St.
Orangeburg, SC 29118 

803.531.8008 Phone
888.581.0319 Toll Free
803.531.8007 Fax

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