Community Resource Hub event held

Approximately 50 vendors showed up to assist members of the public at the Darlington County Coordinating Council’s Community Health Resource Hub event on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

Joe Bittle, CareSouth Carolina’s Chief of Community Health (at left), stands with Probate Court Judge Marvin I. Lawson, who stopped by the Community Resource Hub event. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

The event was held at Purpose to Live Ministries on the Public Square in Darlington. Pictured here (left to right): Nichole Gibson of Welvista, Pastor Corey Milling of Purpose to Live Ministries, Joe Bittle Community Health Chief of CareSouth Carolina, and Mamie Legette, Workforce System Coordinator for SC Works/Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Darlington County Coordinating Council, along with many healthcare professionals organizations held their monthly Community & Homeless Resource Hub at the headquarters of The Purpose to Live Ministries, located at 90 Public Square in Darlington. Pastor Corey Milling welcomed approximately 50 vendors into his establishment as he regularly does.

Held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, the Resource Hub event provides access to free community resources such as free health screenings, such as blood pressure checks, as well as glucose and cholesterol testing. The event also helps those seeking legal services, assistance with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assisistance Program) benefits, Medicaid assistance, prescription medications, drug and alcohol counseling and help finding work.

In addition to medical services, the event also provides housing and utility assistance, mental health and veterans services and domestic violence services.  The event will take place again on April 19th, May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th, October 18th, November 15th and December 20th. For more information, please contact Nichole Gibson at 803-563-3948 or email her at  

Author: Stephan Drew

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