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If you are suffering from the effects of Hurricane Florence, we are here to help you.

Who We Are - Carolina United is a program designed to guide people affected by Hurricane Florence to local community resources for aid.

What We Do - Carolina United staff will provide you with informational resources and answer your disaster related questions. We do not collect identifying information, but ask what your needs are, and refer you to local resources for help.

Where We Are - Carolina United currently serves residents of Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties. The initiative places counselors in affected areas, to guide and empower affected citizens, to help them gain access to behavioral health, legal, financial, and housing services, and other resources.


To learn more about Carolina United or to reach a crisis counselor in your area, contact:

Name and Email Phone Counties Served
Lonnie Wade, Team Lead
(843) 941-0375 Chesterfield/Dillon/Marlboro
  (843) 941-0036 Darlington/Florence/Marion
Amondo Harris, Team Lead
(843) 860-0494 Horry
LaDonna Pipkins, Team Lead
(864) 327-2335 Georgetown

For deaf or hard of hearing services, please call  Video Phone (VP)  (803) 339-3339.

How to Identify a Carolina United Employee

Carolina United Employees Do:

  • Travel in Carolina United marked personal vehicles
  • Carry SCDMH Carolina United ID badges with photo
  • Wear official SCDMH Carolina gray t-shirts with the official SCDMH/Carolina United blue and white logo
  • Wear official SCDMH Carolina United reflective lime color security vests with the official SCDMH/Carolina United blue and white logo

Carolina United Employees Never:

  • Ask for identification or social security cards
  • Collect financial information
  • Ask you to provide a bank account, bankcard, credit card, or  social security number

Carolina United is a grant funded initiative which enables the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH) to continue its efforts to serve the people of South Carolina after the devastating Hurricane Florence. Carolina United outreach staff connect citizens to the help they need to recover and supplement the ongoing work of DMH master's level counselors, who are offering behavioral health services at Disaster Recovery Centers, mental health centers, and other locations across the state. Carolina United is comprised of 34 team members, including 28 crisis counselors, and is fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) with monitoring and support by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Jenais Y. Means, Program Manager
(803) 596-7074

State and Federal Partners