Boiling Springs, SC, (March 28, 2017): The Upstate Family Resource Center was awarded $91,000 over eighteen months to form a partnership with PASOs, a statewide community-based organization whose central office is based at the University of South Carolina, to enhance services for Latino women and children in the Spartanburg area. Funds will be used to bring the PASOs Maternal and Child Health Connections Program to Spartanburg, which will fill gaps that have been identified for this population. UFRC and PASOs will also partner with the Spartanburg Hispanic Alliance to make this program a success.
The Upstate Family Resource Center serves the Spartanburg School District 2 attendance area, which encompasses communities of Boiling Springs, Chesnee, Mayo, Cooley Springs, Fingerville, and Inman. The Center works to help families thrive by providing educational opportunities, engaging activities, and support services which will achieve a healthier and more prosperous community. For further information, visit www.upstatefrc.org.
PASOs provides culturally responsive education on family health, early childhood, and positive parenting skills; individual guidance for participants in need of resources; and partnership with health care and social service providers to help them provide more effective services. Further information can be found at www.scpasos.org
The Mary Black Foundation is an independent, private foundation. Since 1996, it has paid more than $48 million to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County. Additional information about the Foundation is available at www.maryblackfoundation.org.