Family Connection of South Carolina, a nonprofit organization that provides support to families with children with special healthcare needs, has received a $3,790 grant to support its Hispanic outreach program.
The grant will expand the organizations Spanish-speaking support to families in the Midlands, helping Hispanic parents with children who have special needs to find the healthcare resources and emotional support they need through parent support groups and one-to-one mentoring.
The grant is funded by Trinity Episcopal Cathedrals outreach committee, which funds organizations that serve the critical needs of children and families in the Columbia area.
Many of these families are here alone with no one to depend on, said Hispanic Outreach coordinator Adriana Shacklock. We must speak for this growing segment of the population and help develop the same support structure that English-speaking families have access to, so that every Hispanic child with special needs has the greatest opportunity to succeed.
-- Joey Holleman