COVID-19 Family Help Center

COVID-19 Family Help Center

This page is designed to keep families and community members aware and updated on county, statewide, and national COVID-19 information and resources. Information will be regularly updated as needed.


If you need household items, personal care items, or cleaning supplies, please complete the COVID-19 Relief Form. Darlington County First Steps will be sure to contact you within 2-4 business days of receiving the notification.


Vaccination and Testing Locations

*The following info is from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) website*

Click here to find a COVID-19 Vaccination Location.

Click here to find a COVID-19 Testing Location.

Click here to find more COVID-19 information, updates, and resources provided by DHEC.


 County and Statewide Resources


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness (SCFS)works to support the success of all kids from birth through age five by serving families, their communities and early childhood education providers. South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness (SCFS) is both a nonprofit and state agency and is the only dedicated comprehensive early childhood agency in South Carolina focused on getting children ready for school and life success. Visit their CORONAVIRUS Resource page for information regarding statewide child and family support, community support, and available resources for early childhood education providers:


CareSouth Carolina is a Federally Qualified Health Center that offers the following services in Hartsville, Society Hill, Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Lake View, Latta and Marlboro County:

Family Practice, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Women’s Care, Counseling, Dental, Chiropractic, Senior Care, HIV/AIDS Care and Community Outreach. CareSouth has been one of many organizations that has answered promptly to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring citizens were informed, tested, and vaccinated. Learn more about their COVID-19 testing schedule and vaccine updates here.


Genesis Health Care, Inc.  is a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center, with multiple locations in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina as well as Colleton County. Genesis is a community-focused healthcare provider, with a full range of medical services dedicated to improving the health of the community. Click here to complete a Vaccine Request Form or for more information about getting the vaccine.


Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, hospital located in Hartsville, SC, provides quality health care services to the people of several counties in northeastern South Carolina. To expand services even further, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is included in the MUSC Health Network, a telehealth program that enables healthcare providers to service clients without being in person. Find important COVID-19 updates and vaccination information here.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has all current information you need to know about the state of COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine, and safety measures you should take to keep families and communities healthy and safe. Click here for more information. is a one stop shop for all things mind and body for children and adults. This resource provides information on COVID-19, parenting, general health, mental health, and even relational health. Visit their website to learn more about services that may be of help to you and your family’s needs.


Mental Health Resources

CareSouth Carolina- Hartsville, SC Site counselors provide both individual and family counseling. They are professionally trained clinical social workers and professional counselors who specialize in providing both immediate and long-term assistance to individuals who are having problems with depression, anxiety, substance dependency or other psychosocial needs. Learn more about services available to you here.


Child and Family Resource Center was founded by Tracy Redfearn, a Licensed Psychoeducational Specialist who is certified by the SC Board of Education as a School Psychologist II. Her educational intervention recommendations focus on the unique social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of each student she sees. For optimal results, she collaborates closely with parents, educators, and other professionals to help create supportive learning environments while strengthening connections between home, school and the community. Learn more about the services of the Child and Family Resource Center here.


 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click the links to view FAQ for the following organizations:


Darlington County School District

Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)





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This Initiative is funded and supported by The Duke Endowment.