Friday, January 18, 2013

Coastal and Midlands Reflections

            The Coastal office is located in Charleston, SC, and is home to several programs. The most successful programs provide medical and dental care for clients. Another unique feature of this office is that several volunteers and staff members are bi-lingual, allowing them to provide much needed services to the growing Hispanic population in Charleston. The following stories were recently shared by our staff members in the Coastal office:

“O is a hardworking, but uninsured Coastal Catholic Charities client who has never had adequate dental care. O has selflessly used his salary to put his wife’s and his two children’s well-being ahead of his own, to the detriment of his dental health. He has lived for years with constant pain in his mouth, but cannot afford dental insurance or basic dental care. Through the assistance of a local dentist Coastal Catholic Charities was able to help O to receive the numerous dental fillings and extractions that he so desperately needed in order to restore his health and his smile.  O is now able to attend work regularly; support his family with dignity and pride and live a pain free life.”

“We have received very positive feedback from the Tri-County area Latino community for our bilingual client services. This is a rapidly-growing population in the Charleston area, and services for Spanish-speakers are in constant demand. It has been an honor to expand our programs to include these clients!

We have featured many client and volunteer stories from the Midlands office in past series. The Midlands office is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This office primarily provides works with the homeless population, and offers programs such as laundry services, shower facilities, and case management. If you are interested in learning more from the Midlands office, please read the stories our staff shared in September and October from these clients and volunteers.

If you would like to donate to Coastal Catholic Charities or learn more about volunteering, please visit our website. Don’t forget to visit this blog again on Tuesday to find out about the 2012 Immigration services highlights.

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