Pee Dee Healthy Start Inc. is a 501(c)3, community based, nonprofit organization with a well-respected and strong 30-year history of successful service delivery with community recognition in the Pee Dee.
The Pee Healthy Start Initiative began in 1991 as a response to high rates of infant mortality, low birth weight infants, and inadequate health care for women of childbearing age in the Pee Dee, predominately in rural counties of South Carolina.
With support from a federal demonstration grant, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg Counties expanded their health care resources for women of childbearing age and children up to age 2.
At the heart of its programs, Pee Dee Healthy Start Inc., hires, trains, and supervises community residents to provide education and support to high-risk families to connect them to a system of health care. Also, we assess the needs and link families to community resources like jobs, job training, housing, food, etc.