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Community Organizations
El Centro Comunitario de New Haven
51-F Lang St.
Greenwood, SC 29646
(864) 229-7016
The organization is dedicated to outreach and provides: homework centers, free clinics, a food bank, and wellness programs.
Hispanic-American Women’s Association
115 Brigadoon Ct.
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 848-3792
Contact: Maria Eugenia Narvaes
The organization develops activities that support enjoyment of the Hispanic language, culture and folklore, and that raises money to provide educational opportunities for students of Hispanic origin through scholarships. The association plans to organize and promote activities that will enable them to share their culture in order to create a better understanding of the Latin Community in upstate South Carolina.
Hispanic Horizons
812 North Main St.
Greer, SC 29651
(864) 905-8358
Contact: Marta Lucia Cohen
Hispanic Horizons is dedicated to the preservation of cultural values within Hispanic/Latino families. The goal of the organization is to maintain, support, and unite the Latino community in the upstate.
Hispanic Outreach/ Acercamiento Hispano
5808-E Shakespeare Rd.
Columbia, SC 29224
Phone: (803) 714-0085
Toll-Free: 1-800-372-3312
Fax: (803) 714-0474
The organization’s mission is to:
►Promote the dignity and well-being of and to improve the quality of life for the Hispanic/Latino Community in South Carolina.
The organization can provide international-related assistance in the following areas:
►Immigration services (Certified by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service)
►Interpretation services in courts, hospitals, and clinics
►Translation of documents, books, and manuals
►Workforce development
The organization needs assistance in the following areas:
►Volunteers to work as interpreters and translators
►Volunteers to work in the office
Immigrant Community Access Point (ICAP)
P.O. Box 1769
Lexington, SC 29071
Phone: (803) 261-3010
Fax: (803) 996-3020
E-mail: icapsc@icapsc.com
The organization’s mission is listed as:
“Our objective is to help immigrants (and visitors) to South Carolina get access to the programs, organizations, and services they need to successfully integrate with our state and its way of life. We do this in several ways. Besides providing information, we also offer: emergency translation services, identification cards for immigrants, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, classes in conversational Spanish.”
International Center of York County
217 Orange St.
Rock Hill, NC 29730
(803) 980-2098
Contact: Barbara Guidry
This organization serves two purposes:
►Provides services to non-English speaking/culturally diverse individuals. Services include: referrals, translation services, and a Christmas assistance program.
►Supports and supplements various agencies when they have a Spanish speaking client. This includes acting as victim advocates.
The organization is totally staffed by volunteers and is in need of grants.
Latinoamericanos En Acción (LEA)
3602 A Oak
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-9090
E-mail:  lea@sc.rr.com
Chairman: Miriam Berrouet
Latinoamericanos En Acción (LEA) is a non-profit community based organization that seeks to assist and strengthen the Hispanic community by serving as a resource and acting as a bridge between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic communities to promote the well-being and quality of life of the County as a whole.

Founded in 2001, LEA provides a variety of services Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the Myrtle Beach area.

LEA provides the following services: Information & Referral, Social Services, Translation & Interpretation, Medical Referrals, Orientation/Acculturation, Cultural Preservation, Counseling, Education/Health, Employment, Tutoring, ESL Classes, Legal Issues, Housing, Consumer Protection, Wage/Salary Disputes.

Piedmont Advocates for Migrant Outreach
PO Box 216
Greenville, SC 29602
(864) 242-2233
Contact: Sister Margie Hosch
The organization meets quarterly (1st Wednesday of September, December, March, and June) to discuss issues facing Latinos around the state. Members include leadership from various service agencies and businesses around the state. The issues they examine include: housing, legal issues, domestic violence, and healthcare.
South Carolina Hispanic Health Coalition
220 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 204
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 251-6317
Director: Myriam Torres
The mission of the organization is:
“To provide coordinated leadership to advocate for equal access to quality health care for Hispanics/Latinos residing in South Carolina. Priorities for action will be in keeping with the guidelines set forth by the National Health Care Standards Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS).”
The organizations core objectives are:
“To Improve communications among providers, agencies, and the Hispanic/Latino community. Reduce organizational, systemic, and cultural barriers to health care. Promote "best practices" and cultural competency by agencies and organizations across South Carolina foster collaborative efforts and partnerships around specific issues of concern to the Hispanic/Latino population in South Carolina.”
South Carolina Hispanic Leadership Council
The South Carolina Hispanic Leadership Council (SCHLC) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization established by a group of leaders in the Hispanic community to inform, advocate for, and educate both the Hispanic community and the population at large on issues affecting Hispanics.
The mission of the South Carolina Hispanic Leadership Council (SCHLC) is to enhance the quality of life and quantity of services delivered to the Hispanic Community in South Carolina through the sharing of useful information and timely exchange of ideas.
For contact information on various locations throughout the state please see the Telamon Web site.
A description of the organizations’ activities:
“Our programs and projects in South Carolina are targeted to several groups, including farm workers and other low-income residents, children and youth, and non- custodial fathers.
Under section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act, Telamon-South Carolina sponsors the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). Targeted for services are farmworkers, and their dependents, who seek assistance in stabilizing agricultural employment or in upgrading their educational and job skills in preparation for non-farm work. In addition to supportive services, we offer opportunities to attain school or occupational credentials that increase one's labor market potential. Through agreements with training institutions, private employers and other community resource partners, qualifying program participants can work toward and achieve their employment objectives.”
Wateree Taskforce on Migrant Advocacy
621 West Huggins St.
P.O. Box 67
Manning, SC 29102
Contact: Cynthia Johnson 

This organization meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month to gather representatives from various agencies to discuss the issues facing the Latino community. They encourage members of the community to attend all meetings. The taskforce is “working to promote services for migrant and seasonal workers throughout the Wateree region.”