The History of Carolina Human Reinvestment
Formed in 2008 by the Founding Board Members and the site was purchased. 2009 – 2015 CHR worked diligently to grow and provide services as they arose for family or youth development. In 2012 this included; Tax preparation, SNAP referrals, youth mentoring, youth esteem programming to name a few, and from these beginnings support for CHR grew to develop in 2013 it’s signature “NoMo” model:
New Opportunities / More Options
Each of CHR’s programs becomes part of the NoMo! Program- a model to encourage healthy lifestyles for school-aged children, adolescents and young adults.
CHR’s main focus is in three specific areas that work together holistically.
- “The Teen Health Program,” part of a collaborative with the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
- The national “Amachi” Program, mentoring youth affected by incarceration.
- TASC, our after-school program under the direction of the SC DJJ.
2014 – The Teen Health Program – instilled to modify youth behavior, to reduce risky sexual behavior, to increase condom use and provide empowering negotiation skills through evidence based programming.
2015 – Having served some 500 youth in Horry County, we hired a fulltime Program Director, expanding these programs. Teen Health Programs: From October 2015 to October 2016, CHR has also proudly served over 150 middle school aged youth in Georgetown County. CHR used the evidence based program , Making Proud Choices!, provided by DHEC & the SCCTPTP (South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy) .
2016 – Amachi: CHR proudly became the only organization in SC to partner with the Amachi Initiative- a mentoring program that matches children impacted by incarceration to caring, adult mentors. We are currently serving youth from Georgetown, and Horry Counties.
2016- TASC: CHR became a TASC (Teen After School Center ) site through the Department of Juvenile Justice. Our program runs Monday-Thursday and is designed primarily for rising middle and high school students in Georgetown.
2017 – Our Amachi program is growing and an office in Myrtle Beach is open M-W, and we have Hired a Youth Services Director.
CHR continues to implement programs that inspire a healing environment of growth, empowerment, and unlimited potential for at-risk individuals and families. CHR continues its dedication to breaking the cycle of teenage pregnancy, poverty, criminality and addiction.