Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $160,000 in Community Enrichment grants

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards six Community Enrichment grants totaling $160,000.

The Community Enrichment Grants are by invitation only and are offered to a select group of mostly former grantees where the Foundation has an established relationship. The Community Enrichment grants purpose is to provide a reasonable level of sustaining and operational support to proven organizations.

The six recently awarded Community Enrichment grantees are:

Camp Discovery – Recreation and Experiential Learning in Nature A therapy camp that provides a safe accepting emotional environment to learn, heal, and grow through recreation and experiential learning in a natural setting. (Richland, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington)

East Cooper Community Outreach – General Program Operations Providing emergency assistance for food, clothing, household furnishings, and financial needs. As well as ongoing services including access to dental care, nurse practitioner appointments, prescription drug assistance, financial literacy classes, job readiness training, and counseling. (Charleston, Berkeley, South Carolina)

Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) – A Community Response to Improving Outcomes for Children in Kinship Care Providing support to kinship caregivers and the children in their care. Engaging service providers, faith and community organizations, state agencies and institutions, private foundations and others in dialogue about the existing and growing number of kinship families in South Carolina, and working to build a platform for moving forward within communities to better serve kinship caregivers and the children in their care. (Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester)

South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health – Health Policy Fellows Program (also referred to as the Health Policy Certificate Program in Funding Year 1) The Health Policy Certificate Program was created to enable policymakers to examine health-related decisions in a systemic context and have a working knowledge of the broader determinants. (South Carolina)

Teach My People – Teach My People Afterschool and Summer Program Teach My People is a model faith-based after school and summer program operating to serve at risk children who have a high probability of not graduating from school. (Georgetown)

Trinity Housing Corporation Community Career Project An innovative, research-based model for aiding homeless individuals living in transitional housing in acquiring new job skills and establishing a professional network within the community. (Richland, Lexington)

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.

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