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Who We Are - Carolina United is a program designed to guide members of the communities affected by Hurricane Matthew to local community resources for aid.
What We Do - Carolina United provides informational resources. We answer disaster related questions. We do not collect identifying information but ask what your needs are and refer you to local resources.

Carolina United, currently comprised of 93 team members, including 76 crisis counselors, is fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration with monitoring and support by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The initiative places counselors in affected areas, to guide citizens not only to behavioral health resources, but also legal, financial, housing, and other resources as well.

Carolina United is currently serving Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillion, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties.

The FEMA grant will allow the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH) to continue its efforts to serve the people of South Carolina after the recent devastating hurricane. Outreach staff will help connect citizens to the varied help they need to recover from this disaster and will supplement the ongoing work of DMH master's level counselors, who are offering behavioral health services at Disaster Recovery Centers, mental health centers, and other locations across the state.

Program Directors - Jay Little and Marquette Frazier  
To learn more about Carolina United or reach a crisis counselor in your area, call (803) 898-8399.
  4/11/17