CHRSC After School Program
GHA has partnered with CHRSC Carolina Kids After School Program, Monday-Thursday 2:45pm-5:30pm. The after school program is for grades 1-5 and offers individual to small group tutoring assistance with homework, grade specific enrichment, cursive writing, reading, arts and crafts. Carolina Kids has been afforded the opportunity to have dependable, committed, hard working staff and retired teacher volunteers. The children are offered nourishing snacks and meals, play and sports time. Carolina Kids follows the local school calendar.
CHRSC Summer Camp
During the summer, GHA has also partnered with CHRSC to offer summer camp for children in grades 1-5. Applications are usually available around April and summer camp begins usually around the beginning of June. The camp features activities including arts and crafts, math, foreign language, cursive writing, science and reading.
Freedom Readers Kights For Knowledge
Knights for Knowledge is a weekly 60-90 minute meeting, where a KforK tutor works with a group of 2-4 scholars in the same grade. The Knights for Knowledge program is designed to support the work of existing after-school and summer programs which have been consistently serving families in our area.
Freedom Readers mission is to improve reading skills in low-income communities by providing one-to-one literacy tutoring, free books for home libraries, and an inspiring, high-energy learning environment.
Freedom Readers inc. is to interrupt the cycle of poverty by providing opportunities for children to develop advanced literacy skills that will improve their academic performance and increase long-term career prospects.
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.
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