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10.01.2013

Know Your Resources!

Women reviewing resources on the webThere 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

Online classes

            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

E-mail:  info@c4women.org

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

E-mail: info@scwbc.net

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

Breastfeeding foundations

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

PASOS program

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.

Email: pasos.charleston@gmail.com

Provider referral form: http://www.scpasos.org/pdf/PASOs-referral.pdf

            Stork’s Nest:

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

Support groups

Court advocacy

24 hour crisis line number: (843) 744-3242

Administrative offices phone number: (843) 747-4069

E-mail: hope@mysistershouse.com

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