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A Father's Place

The mission of A Father's Place is to engage fathers in the positive support of their children and enhance community support for fatherhood throughout the Waccamaw region. 

Phone
843-488-2923 (Conway)
843-918-4904 (Myrtle Beach)

Email
executivedirector@afathersplace.org

Services:

  • Responsible Fatherhood
  • Spiritual Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Education, Job Readiness and Employment
  • Understanding Child Support and the Legal System
  • Financial Management
  • Parenting and Co-Parenting
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Men's Health and Education

        

 

AccessHealth Horry

We are a relatively new, non-profit organization in Horry County, SC. If you are having trouble getting the medical treatment that you need, we may be able to help you.

Phone
843-663-8274

Website: http://accesshealthhorry.org/


 

   

Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand

To inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

        
 

Phone
843-712-1977

Email
dbuonto@bgclubgs.org

 
 

Services:
Youth Development Outcomes: Seeking change in behavior or condition.

Priority Outcome (A)

Increase Academic Success

  • "Power Hour" Homework Assistance
  • "Project Learn" Activities
  • "Reading Wizards" Literacy Program
  • "Money Matters" Financial Literacy
  • Technology Programs (NetSmartz, Club Tech, etc.)

Priority Outcome (B)

Improve Character & Citizenship

  • Community Service Projects
  • Youth of the Month
  • Club Court
  • Junior Staff Program
  • Youth Mentoring Project

Priority Outcome (C)

Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

  • "Triple Play" Healthy Mind, Body & Soul
  • "Smart Girls"
  • "Passport to Manhood"
  • "Cavity Free Zone"
  • Music Program
  • Talent Shows

Overall Youth Development Mission (D)

Help youth reach their full potential as productive, responsible & caring citizens.


 

   

Chanticleer Center for Literacy Education

The mission of Coastal Carolina University's Chanticleer Center for Literacy Education (CCLE) is to promote the joy and value of lifelong literacy learning in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment. With an emphasis on creating partnerships between families, schools, and educators, the CCLE offers a wide range of services to our community's diverse learners who need additional support in reading and writing while offering in-service and pre-service educators opportunities to explore research-based instructional strategies. The CCLE embraces its dual role as a resource for literacy education and as an advocate for literacy as a basic, fundamental right for every individual.

        
 

Phone
843-349-4076

Email
chanticleerliteracylab@coastal.edu

 
 

Services:
Literacy Tutoring


 

   

Coastal School Ministries (formerly Horry C.A.R.E.S.)

Coastal School Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to bringing the Released-time program to middle and high school students in Horry County, South Carolina, and beyond.

        
 

Phone
843-293-0446

Email
info@coastalschoolministries.com

 
 

Services:
Bible Study


 

   

Community Learning About Special Subjects (C.L.A.S.S.)

        
 

Phone
843-235-9600

Email
linda@classatpawleys.com

 
 

Services:
A wide range of courses of different lengths, including Tai Chi, yoga, bridge, excursions, line dancing, home arts and literary luncheons.


 

   

Experience Works (formerly Green Thumb)

Experience Works offers employment training services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to low-income older workers in 31 counties in South Carolina. Experience Works partners with local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agencies in each of the counties we serve as training sites for participants. Experience Works also actively collaborate with local and public employers to create permanent employment opportunities for older workers who want to re-enter the workforce.

        
 

Phone
254-252-1240

Email
christine_johnson@experienceworks.org

 
 

Services:
Employment


 

   

Family Outreach of Horry County

Pregnancy
Family Outreach is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build strong families in Horry County by providing support and education for young mothers and their families. We provide personalized emotional support for teenage and young mothers who have chosen to parent, and help them work with their families to provide a positive environment in which to raise their babies. We work with clients from all backgrounds, ages and circumstances, to help them make positive choices for themselves and their families.

Parenting
Family Outreach is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build strong families in Horry County by providing support and education for young mothers and their families.

        
 

Phone
843-234-2350

Email
sherry@family-outreach.org or info@family-outreach.org

 
 

Our programs focus on:

  • Youth development to prevent teen pregnancy and transmission of STD’s and HIV.
  • Character development.
  • Parenting education.
  • Continued education for pregnant and parenting teens.
  • Information and referral to community resources.

Services:

Teen Pregnancy Prevention: A comprehensive sexual education program that stresses abstinence while also providing science and evidence based information on birth control and STD/HIV prevention, and promoting positive character development.

Great to Wait: Abstinence based program in middle schools encouraging students to delay the age on sexual activity and resist peer and societal pressures.

“Can We Talk”: Program to help parents learn how to effectively talk to their children about sex, STD/HIV, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and bullying.

Positive Parenting Education: Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens.

Prenatal Incentive Program: Program for Pregnant Teens to insure they receive consistent prenatal care.

Pregnant Teens: Who are the young women who need our help? They are our daughters, sisters, neighbors, family, and friends. They come from every background. They are Children who need our assistance to finish growing up, complete their education, and raise their babies to have a brighter future.


 

   

First Book

First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books.

        
 

Phone
843-333-4056 or 843-349-2087

Email
horrycounty_sc@firstbook.org

Website
http://www.firstbook.org/horrycountysc

 
 

Services:
Access to books for the disadvantaged


 

   

First Steps

South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness is the state’s comprehensive early childhood education initiative. We exist to ensure South Carolina’s children are ready for school success.  Since our inception in 1999, First Steps has helped hundreds of thousands of young children prepare for school through programs that provide early intervention, strengthen families, improve children’s health and well-being, increase the quality of early care and education, and help transition rising kindergarteners into school. Each South Carolina county is home to a First Steps Partnership responsible for meeting local needs and identifying collaborative opportunities to help our state’s youngest learners.

        
 

Phone
843-488-3336

Email
abreault@sccoast.net

Website
http://scfirststeps.org/horry/

 
 

Services:

County Partnership Programs

State Programs


 

   

Freedom Readers

The mission of Freedom Readers, Inc. is to improve reading skills in low income communities by providing one-to-one literacy tutoring, free books for home libraries, and an inspiring, high-energy learning environment.

        
 

Phone
843-331-8526

Email
sunny@freedomreaders.org

 
 

Services:
One-on-One Literacy Tutoring


 

   

HealthFinders 
(a department of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center)

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center's community information resource center provides hospital information, healthcare education and free or low-cost screenings.

        
 

Phone
843-839-9933

Email
donna.broderson@hcahealthcare.com

 
 

Services:
Health Screenings and Seminars


 

   

Help 4 Kids

The children we serve will not have to go to school without the proper clothing, shoes, and tools that will cause them to stand out as different. We believe going to school prepared will help them learn and be better able to finish school and go beyond the cycle of poverty into which they were born. The children we serve will not be hungry on weekends when school is out and they have no access to breakfast and lunch. We believe children should have the opportunity to grow, learn and be a child for as long as they can while receiving the basic needs as all other children. We are and always have been an all-volunteer organization with all donations going to the children we help. Our goal is to feed as many hungry children as we can. If children have to go home on Friday and not eat all weekend, going back to school on Monday they are tired, irritable and cannot concentrate. If they have enough food they come back happy and ready to learn.

        
 

Phone
843-651-4310

Email
info@help4kidssc.org

Website
http://help4kidssc.com/back-pack-buddies/

 
 

Services:
Alleviating Hunger in School Children


 

   

Hope House of Myrtle Beach

Our mission at the Hope House of Myrtle Beach is to provide a healthy environment for registered Myrtle Beach High School students who are designated homeless or otherwise burdened by circumstances beyond their control and who are actively completing their academic requirements to receive a high school diploma.

        
 

Phone
843-808-2739

Email
hopehouseofmyrtlebeach@yahoo.com

Website
http://hopehouseofmyrtlebeach.org/

 
 

Services:
Homeless High School Students (MBHS)


 

   

Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs

Our mission is to provide services and supports to individuals with Intellectual and related disabilities, Head or Spinal Cord Injuries, and Autism, utilizing a person centered approach to achieve their goals in partnership with the community and families.

        
 

Phone
843-347-3010

Email
dsn@sccoast.net

Website
http://www.hcdsn.org/

 
 

Services:

  • Mental Retardation
  • Autism
  • Intellectual Disabilities

 

   

Horry County Literacy Council

        
 

Phone
843-839-1695

Email
literacyhc@gmail.com

 
 

Services:

Basic Literacy Program

The Laubach Way to Reading Series is provided for those who wish to improve their reading, writing, math or spelling.

English As A Second Language

The ESL program utilizes the Laubach Way to Reading series, Ventures, and other materials for anyone who wishes to learn to speak English.

Dyslexia Program

The Barton Reading System is provided for anyone who appears to have the warning signs of dyslexia requiring phonemic awareness materials.

Family Literacy Program

Parents and children learn best when they learn together. Help is available for parents who have children who are not reading at grade level.


 

       

Horry County Public Library

Phone
843-488-3802                                                                                                                 

        
 

Locations
Aynor Library
Bookmobile
Bucksport Library
Carolina Forest Library
Conway Library
Green Sea Floyds Library
Little River Library
Loris Library
North Myrtle Beach Library
Socastee Library
Surfside Library

 
 

Services:

  • Book Clubs
  • Community Read Program
  • Story Time

 

   

Horry County Schools Adult and Community Education

To ensure that each student is provided with educational opportunities and is prepared to reach his/her full potential through supportive student-centered teaching and learning.

        
 

Phone
843-488-6200

 
 

Services:

  • Community Education
  • English Classes
  • Family Learning Center
  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • SC Virtual School Program
  • WorkKeys Certification

 

   

Horry County Schools Family Learning Center

To increase educational opportunities for community/family members that will improve their employability skills, raise their educational levels, improve parenting skills, improve school readiness in preschool children and thus, improve the quality of life for families.

        
 

Phone
843-488-6200

Email
sjones001@horrycountyschools.net

 
 

Services:

Family Learning Center Goals

  • Strengthen parent involvement in the learning process of preschool children birth through five years and therefore create a continued parental process.
  • Encourage parents to be fully participating partners in their child’s education starting at birth and continuing throughout the child’s school years.
  • Promote school readiness of preschool children.
  • Provide parents with developmental information about their preschool children and assist parents in planning for the upcoming stages of development.
  • Assess children for developmental milestones.
  • Refer children for vision, hearing, and speech screenings.
  • Encourage educational parent and child together time by modeling, instructing and guiding.
  • Offer parents opportunities to improve their literacy skills and education.
  • Increase parent involvement in the educational process of the child.
  • Enhance parenting skills.
  • Partner with community agencies to provide families with the resources they need to raise children who are ready to learn.

 

   

Myrtle Beach Prosperity Center

The mission of the Prosperity Center is to provide a one-stop, integrated service delivery system to help move individuals into financial stability.

        
 

Phone
843-839-5400

Email
tricksome.stevens@uwasc.org

 
 

Services:
Workforce and Financial Literacy


 

   

OLLI at Coastal Carolina University

The Division of Academic Outreach at Coastal Carolina University provides the best in adult education throughout the Grand Strand, Conway and Waccamaw Neck areas. OLLI, housed in the Division of Academic Outreach at Coastal Carolina University, seeks to provide opportunities for adult, noncredit students to achieve intellectual stimulation, as well as cultural and social growth, while fostering a close, lasting and mutually beneficial relationship between the students and the University. Lifelong Learning courses are designed to meet the needs and interests of seasoned adults in these communities and are offered during day and evening hours at three convenient locations.

        
 

Phone
843-347-3161

 
 

Services:
Lifelong Learning Courses


 

 

Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports

   
  

Phone
843-903-6600                                                                                                             

Email
palmcharterhighschool@gmail.com

 
 

Services:

  • Digital Media
  • Motorsports Technology
  • Collision Repair and Restoration

 

 

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

 
 

Contact
http://www.pia.edu/contact/

 
 

Services:
Aeronautic Careers


 

   

Promise Land Ministry

Our ministries include: Residential Treatment, Group Therapy, Behavior Modification, Problem Focus Groups, Vocational Training, Crisis Prevention and Intervention, Life Skills Training, Medical Screening, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment, Alcohol and Drug Testing, Community Service and Involvement, Religious Guidance/Spiritual Care.

        
 

Phone
843-358-8555

Contact
http://www.promiselandministry.com/index.php/staff/mike-ratliff

 
 

Services:
Crisis


 

   

Reach Out and Read - Myrtle Beach

Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

        
 

Phone
803-608-1807

Contact
Gail Phillips, Myrtle Beach Program Specialist
Gail.Phillips@reachoutandread.org 

 
 

Who We Are

  • Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that trains and supports medical providers who give books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams.

  • Our organization builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop essential early literacy skills in young children via the existing healthcare infrastructure. Each year, Reach Out and Read serves 4 million children across all 50 states, focusing on those in low-income families.

What We Do

  • During regular pediatric checkups, Reach Out and Read pediatricians, family physicians, and nurse practitioners give new, developmentally-appropriate books to children, ages 6 months through 5 years, and advise parents about the importance of reading aloud.

  • As a result of this evidence-based intervention, parents learn new ways to stimulate their children’s literacy development, have more books in their home, and read to their children more. Parents are supported as their children’s first and most important teachers, and children grow up to become readers.

Why We Do It

  • The first five years of life offer a critical window for learning, with rapid brain development that does not occur at any other time. Many children, especially from low-income families, are not read to from birth. Children who grow up without sufficient exposure to language arrive at school without basic literacy skills, and often struggle with reading in early grades.

  • Reach Out and Read delivers results. Our program is a proven intervention, supported by 15 independent, published research studies. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests, preparing them to start school on target.

  • Reach Out and Read medical providers work with families to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to read, learn, and succeed. Research shows that children who start school on track are more likely to reach their full educational, social, and life potential.

Services:
Early Literacy


 

 

SC Campaign Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 
 

Contact
http://www.teenpregnancysc.org/contact-us

 
 

Services:
Family Planning


 

   

SC Commission for the Blind

The Center Provides adjustment counseling, job referral and skill development training for legally blind clients while offering training in Braille, orientation and mobility, computers, independent living, nutrition and meal planning, cooking and blindness related job skills.

        
 

Phone
843-248-2017

Email
publicinfo@sccb.sc.gov

 
 

Services:

  • Evaluation and Counseling services to legally blind children
  • Independent living program for seniors 55+ and provides adjustment to blindness training.
  • Low Vision Services - The Low Vision Services program coordinates Low Vision with assistance and dedication from local optometrists, the clinics offer vision screening, low vision devises, and instruction and advice to consumers.

 

   

SC Works Waccamaw

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in South Carolina supports training programs that help job seekers prepare for employment and businesses access skilled workers. WIOA services are delivered through the state’s comprehensive SC Works system. SC Works Centers in most counties offer job seekers and businesses access to employment and training opportunities, as well as other services provided by SC Works system partner agencies that support employment and training.

        
 

Phone
843-234-9675

Contact
https://scworks.org/contact.asp

 
 

Services:
Workforce


 

   

Sea Haven for Youth

The mission of Sea Haven Inc., is to extend a helping hand to those youth whose lives may be in disarray. We believe that through positive intervention we can promote opportunities for growth, learning, and happiness that might not be available in the experiences of such children. We intend our efforts to be supplementary to the already existing public sponsored programs.

        
 

Phone
843-399-4045

Email
cbjack@sccoast.net

 
 

Services:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Living
  • Street Outreach
  • Safe Place

 

     

SOS Autism Health Care, Inc.

To partner with our community to provide hope, care and assistance to our neighbors.             

        
 

Phone
843-449-0554

Email
sosed@sc.rr.com

 
 

Services:

  • After School Program
  • Summer Camp

 

     

South Carolina's Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

The mission of the GSSM Center for Science Education & Outreach is to serve as a leader in the development and delivery of innovative and exemplary programs designed to improve and support the science, technology, engineering and mathematics achievement of students and teachers across South Carolina and beyond.

        
 

Phone
843-383-3901

Contact
http://www.scgssm.org/contact

 
 

Services:

  • Hands-on Scientific Research
  • Critical Thinking

 

       

Still Learning

Phone
843-238-9291  

Email
ParentsCare@sc.rr.com                                                                                                            

        
 

Services:
Parenting/Family Workshops


 

     

Street Reach

Our mission is to sow seeds of hope, in the hearts of the broken, to transform lives and inspire others.

        
 

Phone
843-232-7154

Contact
helpstreetreach@gmail.com

 
 

Services:
Workforce and Financial Literacy


 

     

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

In Conway, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club offers that and more. Our programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys and Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is truly the Positive Place For Kids.

        
 

Phone
843-488-1739

Email
Desmond.Smith@uss.salvationarmy.org

About Our Programs
Boys & Girls Clubs of America's national programs have taken members from the Clubhouse to the White House; from the games room to the corporate boardroom; from the high school orchestra to Carnegie Hall. Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. More than 30 national programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.

 
 

Services:

Spiritual Development

Programs in spiritual development provide youth with the opportunity to learn about God and how faith plays a role in everyday life.

Character & Leadership Development

Programs in Character and Leadership Development empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and others' cultural identities.

Education & Career Development

Programs in Education and Career Development enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations, and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Health & Life Skills

Programs in Health and Life Skills develop young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Arts

Programs in The Arts enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Programs in Sports, Fitness and Recreation develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, and social skills.


 

     

United Way of Horry County

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health.  These are the building blocks of a good life.

        
 

Phone
843-347-5195

Email
ann@unitedwayhorry.org

 
 

Services: 
Multiple


 

     

Waccamaw Community Foundation

The Waccamaw Community Foundation is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the development of a community tradition of philanthropy by making it easy, personally satisfying, and effective for individuals, families, corporations, and businesses to establish permanent and temporary funds in support of the organizations and causes they care most about.

        
 

Phone
843-357-4483

Email
kif@mywcf.org

 
 

Services: 
Facilitating Charitable Giving and Philanthropy


 

       

Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.

Phone
843-488-3802  

Email
info@weoc.org                                                                                                           

        
 

Services:
Early Childhood - HeadStart


 

       

YMCA of Coastal Carolina

Phone
843-449-9622 

Email
shaner@coastalcarolinaymca.org                                                     

        
 

Services:

  • Youth and adult sports leagues and camps
  • Kid's summer camp and afterschool program
  • Swimming lessons
  • Birthday parties
  • Specialty wellness and fitness classes