We stand by our schools.
In our desire to contribute to the health and wellness of our students, families, schools, staff and community partners, our office will be closed until March 31st. Our Site Coordinators and staff are readily available to help support school districts, principals, and teachers. We are in contact with agency investment partners, support networks, and accepting emergency donations to put resources in place to ensure families receive supplies they will need through the duration of the two week closing.  To donate to our emergency fund click here.

We stand with our community.
In times of crisis, we can reduce our stress and anxiety by remembering we are part of a caring community. As more parents are left to figure out their next steps, at risk of job loss, lack basic hygienic needs, and food scarcity— school leaders are revising their plans and we are by their side to help them take action:

  • Volunteer to prepare grab n’ go breakfast and lunch and weekend care packages
  • Virtual intervention sessions with students to include homework help and social emotional learning to help students adjust to social distancing and e-learning
  • Support school districts with crisis and response to vulnerable students and families

In the coming weeks, lets continue to lean on each other. Most importantly lets learn from this experience and discover ways to get through this together.
We stand with you.

With Hope—
Tanika D. Epps

More local resources can be found on our partner agency website www.uway.org/COVID-19 and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)  scdhec.gov/COVID19. Stay up to date with us and follow cis_midlands on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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