CHERAW - The Chesterfield County Coordinating Council held its annual meeting on Friday at Northeastern Technical College.
NETC President Dr. Ron Bartley made a brief presentation to get things started. S.C. Rep. Ted Vick and S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen took part in the meeting.
The following agencies took part in the three-minute speech program, where each agency was given the opportunity to tell about the services they provide: Chesco Services, Boy Scouts of America, Tri-County Community Mental Health Center, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, South Carolina Rehabilitation Department, The Good Samaritan Colony, Connie Maxwell's Children's Home-Adams Campus, Select Health, Northeastern Technical College, Hospice of Chesterfield County, Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, SCDHEC-Region 4, Pee Dee Healthy Start, Harmony Care Hospice, The American Cancer Society, Agape Hospice of the Pee Dee, PDRTA and OneStop Workforce Center.
Community Development Corporation of Marlboro County
The mission of the CDCMC is to create housing, community and economic development, leadership and education opportunities for the citizens of Marlboro and Chesterfield counties.
CDCMC is a non-profit organization.
There are fees for some services such as credit reports and some homebuyer education programs.
For information, call Ruth Covington at (843) 454-2188.
Select Health of SC
Select Health of SC is a Medicaid-managed care organization. Its mission is to improve the health of families by offering "First Choice" and "First Choice Kids." These programs allow families to keep their regular Medicaid and receive additional benefits, such as health care items, health education, eyeglasses and contacts. First Choice Kids" allows families to receive health insurance for their children if they do not qualify for Medicaid.
Select Health of SC is a non-profit organization.
For information, call member services at (888) 276-2020 or (877) 552-4642.
Connie Maxwell Children's Home (Adam's Campus)
Connie Maxwell Children's Home is Christian community-based residential group housing for youth and children. Comprehensive, holistic services are provided by group or individually.
Connie Maxwell Children's Home is a non-profit organization. There are no fees.
For information, call Campus Director Vernelle Swinton at (843) 623-5177.
Good Samaritan Colony
Good Samaritan Colony is a non-profit, long-term substance abuse rehabilitation center for men 18 years and older. The Colony provides services to those who are admitted without cost. The program includes personal counseling, chapel services, family counseling, private Bible study, nutritious meals, regular hours of work to help maintain the facility and continuing education opportunities.
For information, call (843) 634-6848. Information will be taken the applicant will be referred to Dr. Richard Gardner for additional screening.
S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department
The mission of the organization is to enable citizens with disabilities - ages 16 to 64 - to prepare for or gain employment.
S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department is a non-profit state agency. There are no fees.
For information, call (800) 849-4878
PDSC Against Domestic Violence
NB Shelters is a safe house for domestic violence victims and their children. Services are offered 24/7. The shelter offers clothing, food, transportation to various agencies, counseling, support groups and a good setting.
PDSC Against Domestic Violence is a non-profit organization. There are no fees.
For information, call the shelter at (800) 273-1820.
Tri-County Community Mental Health Center
Tri-County Community Mental Health Center provides counseling services to the chronically mentally ill. It offers nursing services, psychiatric assessment, medication monitoring.
Tri-County Community Mental Health Center is a state-run facility. There is a fee for each service. All insurance is accepted.
For information, call (843) 623-2229.
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
The purpose of the refuge is to provide a habitat for wildlife, including threatened and endangered animals. It also offers opportunities for the public to learn and enjoy natural resources.
The refuge is run by the U.S. government. There are no fees, with the exception of two quota turkey hunts each year.
For information, call (843) 335-8350.
Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides boys with an opportunity to have fun with a purpose. It provides young men with the chance to learn leadership skills, build character, values and self-sufficiency, and how to appreciate the world around them.
The Boy Scouts of America is a non-profit organization. There is a $10 a year per-child fee. Financial assistance is available.
For information, call April Smith at (843) 662-6306.
Northeastern Technical College
NETC is a secondary education institution that provides educational services.
Fees are charged based on the number of hours a student is taking and the residency of the student.
For information, call (843) 921-1461 or (843) 921-6900.
Hospice of Chesterfield County
Hospice of Chesterfield County is a non-profit organization that provides services for terminally ill patients and their families.
For information, call Cindy Beard at (843) 623-5526.
Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office
The primary mission of the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office is the protection of life and property of the citizens of Chesterfield County and the operation of the county's detention center.
The Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office is a non-profit organization that provides services without charge.
For information, call the Sheriff's Office at (843)-623-2101, the detention center at (843)-623-2261, or in case of emergency, call 911.
S.C. Dept. Health and Environmental Control - Region 4
SCDHEC provides health education services for communities, including health education materials and health education presentations and training.
SCDHEC is a state-run non-profit agency. There is no fee for health education services.
For information, call (843) 413-6443.
The Chesterfield County Dept. of Social Services
The Chesterfield County Dept. of Social Services offers assistance and services through a range of programs that include food stamps, family dependence, adult protective services, child protective services and foster care for children.
The Chesterfield County Dept. of Social Services is a state agency and is funded with state and federal money. There are no fees charged.
For information, call (843) 623-2147.
Pee Dee Healthy Start
Pee Dee Healthy Start prenatal postpartum and parenting education to women and adolescents ages 10 to 44 and infants ages 0-2 years, PDHS offers home visiting, outreach and case management services.
All services are free and are offered in Chesterfield, Darlington Marion and Williamston counties.
For information, call (800) 747-Baby.
Harmony Care Hospice
Harmony Care Hospice offers services such as nursing and home health aid for qualified people.
Harmony Care Hospice accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurances and some patients with no insurance.
For information, call the Dept. of social Services.
The American Cancer Society
The organization offers a number of services, including prescription help for cancer medications, an on-call dietician, a cancer survivors network, volunteer support, Look Good-Fell Better program and Hope Lodge for cancer patients.
The American Cancer Society is a non-profit agency. Services are free of charge.
For information, call (800) 227-2345.
Agape Hospice of the Pee Dee
Agape Hospice of the Pee Dee is a faith-based organization that provides hospice services to anyone facing a life-threatening illness.
It is considered a for-profit agency, but is reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. The agency says no patient has ever been sent a bill for its services.
For information, call (843) 537-5454.
Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority
The PDRTA offers transportation and bus services in Chesterfield, Cheraw, and Bennettsville.
It is a non-profit agency. Fees are charged.
For information, call (843) 537-6610.
CHESCO, formerly known as the Chesterfield County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, provides a variety of services to people of all ages with mental retardation, autism and head and spinal chord injuries in Chesterfield County and other South Carolina counties.
CHESCO is a non-profit agency that is supported by federal, state and local funding sources. There are no fees.
For information, call (843) 537-9937, or (888) 867-7066, ext. 136.