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Grandfamily Resource Centers: In My Community

Programs That Can Help

South Carolina Office on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging, Councils on Aging

Contact: Eve Barth 
Phone: (803) 734-9872 
Email: barthe@aging.ac.gov 
Web: aging.sc.gov 
Service area: Statewide 
Services offered:

  • Family Caregiver Support Program – 11 Family Caregiver Advocates assist grandparents and other relatives (60 and older) who are raising children (18 and younger)
  • One-on-one assistance and support
  • Information/referral
  • Counseling
  • Support groups
  • Respite
  • Educational materials
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren newsletter

Parents Anonymous

Contact: Sharon Dean, Program Director 
Phone: (843) 747-0480 or 1 (800) 326-8621 
Email: sharonthomas@paofsc.org 
Web: parentsanonymous.org
Service area: Statewide 
Services offered:

  • Support groups across the state
  • Information on child development, discipline techniques
  • Referrals to local resources

Pee Dee Community Action Agency Head Start has a “Kin Folks Program”

Contact: Kathryn Woods, Head Start Director 
Phone: (843) 678-3414 
Email: kwoods@pdcaaheadstart.org 
Contact: Eleanora Hennigan 
Phone: (843) 676-8521 
Service area: Pee Dee 
Services offered:

  • Kin Folks Program – guide for parenting education/training; “Kin Folks” who are unemployed are encouraged to participate in daily Head Start activities with children

Waccamaw Regional Council of Government

Contact: Jennifer Gray 
Phone: (843) 436-6144 
Email: jengraY843@yahoo.com 
Web: wrcog.org 
Service area: Waccamau 
Services offered:

  • Family Caregiver Support Program
  • Information and referral
  • Respite care/activities
  • Children in Foster Care

Support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren in South Carolina

  • Grandparents Raising Children, Beaufort – Contact Paula Settles at (843) 322-5414 or cosy@hargray.com
  • Grandparents Raising Children, Catawba – Contact: Help Educate Loving Partners (803) 230-1814 or lizzy29704@aol.com
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Columbia – meeting location: Columbia Bethlehem Community Center Contact: Joe Ritchey at (803) 376-5390
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Saluda – meeting location: Communities in School – Contact: Barbara Wright at (864) 941-8067 orbwright@uppersavannah.com
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Sumter – meeting location: Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments- Contact: Toni Brew at (803) 775-7381
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Greenwood (Upper Savannah Area Agency on Aging) – meeting location: TW Boon’s Restaurant/Main Street – First Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. - Contact Barbara Wright at (864) 941-8067 or 1 (800) 922-7729 or bwright@uppersavannah.com
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Columbia – Edward E. Taylor Elementary School – contact Gloria Bullock, Parent Educator at (803) 343-2924 or gbullock@richlandone.org

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