South Carolina Office of Rural Health Family Solutions Family Resource Center grand opening, February 1, 2024

February 7, 2024

The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) held the grand opening for the Family Solutions (FS) Family Resource Center (FRC) on February 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. The FRC is a flexible, community and family focused hub for services and resources. The current resources available through FRC are SNAP, WIC mobile unit, mental health mobile unit, infant mental health, legal advice, pregnancy information and more.

SCORH CEO Graham Adams kicked off the opening today and welcomed attendees followed by an introduction of Orangeburg City Council member Annette Dees Grievous. Lamikka Samuel, director of Family Solutions shared information about the Family Resource Center and the current available services provided by the center. Samuel thanked other instrumental partners and welcomed to the podium, director of DSS, Michael Leech and CEO of Children’s Trust, Sue Williams. The president of the Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce, James McQuilla led the formal ribbon cutting and officially opened the Family Resource Center.

“The FRC is intended to be a family friendly place where anyone in the community can come and receive multiple services in one-stop. These services include pregnancy information, mental health counseling, WIC and much more. FS has been working in the community for 26 years and we have seen the love, support, and pride in this community,” Lamikka Samuel, FS Director.

Family Solutions served nearly 410 pregnant women in 2023 and based on the Health Start Performance Data Report for 2022, served a total of 463 program participants. Within this program there were zero infant deaths. 91% of these participants were on Medicaid and 93% African American. FS serves Allendale, Bamburg, Barnwell, Hampton, and Orangeburg.


About The South Carolina Office of Rural Health

The South Carolina Office of Rural Health is a non-profit organization with a mission to close the gap in health status between rural and urban communities. We are South Carolina’s sole federally designated organization to address the health needs in rural communities and have been promoting investment, opportunity, and health within these communities since 1991.

Family Solutions, a program of the S.C. Office of Rural Health, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for parents and children in rural communities. Family Solutions is the home for Healthy Start and Nurse Family Partnership, programs with targeted efforts to reduce infant death and illness, and improve the health of children, women and families.