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UWKC, CMC receive Caritas grants

Posted: October 10, 2018 4:34 p.m.
Updated: October 12, 2018 1:00 a.m.

The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) of Kershaw County and the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) recently received Caritas grants from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. These grants bear the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, “In omnibus caritas,” meaning “in all things charity.” Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting fundamental needs of individuals and families experiencing poverty in South Carolina. These organizations often act as a lifeline in their communities and provide valuable services to those they serve.

The $5,000 grant awarded to CMC will support the organization’s holistic care which includes primary medical care, health coaching, and mental health counseling for local residents that meet the eligibility criteria.  CMC serves as a central hub connecting needed resources together to create a healthier community for Kershaw County residents. Care coordination services include assistance finding a primary care provider, medical treatment assistance in managing medications, enrollment in other programs and health coaching.

The $7,500 grant awarded to UWKC will help support the New Day Program, a transitional shelter for families, women and men. In addition to meeting the immediate needs of individuals and families facing homelessness, programming is beginning to extend services to empower, equip and encourage participants after they leave New Day by providing long term case management to offer ongoing support and assistance as participants develop the skills and resources needed to thrive.

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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