There are many resources out there for women in the lowcountry, but they won’t do you much good if you don’t know about them! Here are some of the resources available to women in this area that may prove helpful to you.
Center for Women
A women’s development center to help women succeed personally and professionally.
Job search assistance and counseling
$1,000 micro-loan program for small business owners
Women’s Leadership Institute: A leadership development program
Leadership work shops
Inspiring keynote speakers
Lowcountry Women with Wings
Education and support services for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, their families and caregivers
Women Writers Forum
Improve your writing skills
Learn how to market your work
Located at 129 Cannon Street, Charleston SC 29403
Phone number: (843) 763-7333
South Carolina Women’s Business Center
Business counseling, training, networking, mentoring services and workshops
Help starting a business and making a business plan
Counseling to address existing business issues
Learn different/new business strategies
Help with loan applications
Located at 129 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone number: (843) 763-7333 ext. or 211 (843) 763-3441
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Supplemental nutrition program
Eligible based on income and family size
Provides vouchers for nutritious foods
Nutrition education programs and classes
Link to website with contact information: http://www.scdhec.gov/health/mch/wic/lowcountry.htm
MUSC Women’s Care
Free or low cost classes, support groups and other resources
Childbirth Education Class
One-Two-Three for Parents-To-Be: Basic newborn care
Boot Camp 4 New Dads
Infant CPR Class
Link to calendar of events: http://www.muschealth.com/activecalendar/CalendarNOW.aspx
Located at 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425
Phone number: (843) 792-1414
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Low or no cost family planning services
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings to elderly women, women with no insurance, and women who meet certain income requirements
Click this link to find a clinic near you: http://www.scdhec.gov/health/mch/wh/fp/find.htm
Free prenatal classes for expectant Latinas and their support persons.
Taught in Spanish, consists of four classes and is offered throughout the year.
Transportation and child care are available.
Provider referral form: http://www.scpasos.org/pdf/PASOs-referral.pdf
Campaign offering incentives (such as baby clothes) to pregnant women who seek out and attend prenatal care appointments.
Located at 165 St. Phillip St. Charleston, SC 29413
Phone numbers: (843) 766-5094, (843) 559-5375, (843) 795-5094
My Sister’s House
Provides services and programs to help empower victims of domestic violence.
24-hour confidential crisis line
Assistance with basic needs (food, clothing medication)
Counseling and therapy
24 hour crisis line number: (843) 744-3242
Administrative offices phone number: (843) 747-4069