GHA has partnered with area programs to offer additional resources for its community, in addition to our list of services and local resources.
Early Childhood Education
3K/ 4K Programs are full-day preschool programs with wrap-around services to accommodate parent’s work and school schedules. Residents do not have to be working to enroll their children. With the collaboration of First Steps and Small Minds of Tomorrow, these programs have made a huge impact in our community!
If you are a GHA resident interested in enrolling your child in a program, please call 843-318-1852 if. It will be a first come, first serve basis at no cost to our residents in our both public housing and HCV programs. Transportation will be provided, as needed.
Teen After School Center (TASC)
During the school year, GHA has partnered with Carolina Human Reinvestment (CHR) to offer an after-school program for children in grades 1 through 12. The program features structured activities including completing homework, grade-specific enrichment, and small group tutoring. The after-school program also offers nourishing snacks, play and sports time, as well as healthy fellowship opportunities. CHR after-school is held Monday through Thursday, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and follows the local school calendar.
CHR Summer Camp
During the summer, the GHA has partnered with CHR to offer a summer camp for children in grades 1 through 12. Sign up notices are distributed in May and summer camp begins in mid-June. The camp features activities including arts and crafts, computer exercises, science projects, and reading.
VASH Vouchers for Veterans
GHA has partnered with Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, Veteran Affairs of Myrtle Beach, ECHO (Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization), and the Low Country Veterans Group to offer VASH vouchers to Georgetown County veterans.
What is VASH? Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing is a program in which qualified veterans receive Housing Choice Vouchers and veteran case management. It represents a unique and collaborative partnership between Veteran Affairs and HUD in an effort to prevent and end veteran homelessness.
If you are a veteran or know a veteran who is homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, let them know there is help!
Veterans interested in learning about the program should contact the HCV Coordinator at 843-546-9621 x223.
Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization (ECHO)
GHA has partnered with ECHO, which operates a full-service agency and continuum of care providing and supporting permanent housing, case management, supportive services, and temporary financial assistance to the homeless and at-risk of homelessness families and Individuals in the 12-county area of the upper eastern portion of South Carolina, which includes Georgetown county.
One of their programs is Veterans Assistance. ECHO has agreed to have someone come to GHA three times a week and share the Veterans Office. ECHO currently owns five units in Georgetown. They will assist in getting veterans back on their feet. For further information, contact ECHO at 843-213-1798, or visit www.echomeless.org