Every family deserves equal access to the healthcare system. Family Solutions works to reduce infant mortality, expand community education and improve health outcomes for pregnant women and their families.


Family Solutions, a program of the South Carolina 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, community-based initiatives with three main goals:

  • To reduce infant mortality
  • To improve health outcomes for women and their babies
  • To support families through educational programs

Did you know?

With a history spanning two decades, Family Solutions has provided services to 24,000 women and families in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Hampton, and Orangeburg counties.

Services Provided

Healthy Start is a community-based program designed to eliminate disparities in infant deaths and improve the health of women and infants. Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for any woman living in Orangeburg County who is pregnant with her first child and meets income requirements.  A registered nurse visits enrolled mothers in the home throughout the pregnancy and until the baby is 2 years old. Services provided through these two programs include:

  • Case management & social work services
  • Home visits
  • Childbirth and breastfeeding classes
  • Reproductive health education
  • “Opportunity Knocks” fatherhood initiative
  • Motivational interviewing & goal-setting
  • Referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services available in the community

Program Contact

Virginia Berry White serves as the Director of Family Solutions for SCORH. Virginia manages and leads all strategies and objectives related to Family Solutions, including the federally funded Healthy Start grant. She has been with SCORH since 1998.

Contact Virginia

Meet our Family Solutions Team