Saluda, Newberry and Edgefield Counties

Local PASOs Program

The PASOs Program  in Saluda, Newberry and Edgefield Counties began in 2009 through a partnership with South Carolina Hispanic Outreach and their funding partner, the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes. Now the program is housed at  the Arnold School of Public Health at USC.

I want to volunteer with the PASOs Program

To find out how to volunteer with the PASOs program, read the PASOs Volunteer Orientation Guide.

The PASOs Family and Community Health Programs offer the following services:

  • Education for individuals and families on family health and prevention  Click here for information on PASOs educational topics.
  • Prenatal education for expectant women and their support persons on how to have healthy pregnancies and babies. Click here for more information.
  • Community health outreach on women’s and family health topics
  • Connection to needed resources including The Benefit Bank.
  • Support and solution-finding for individuals and families
  • Partnerships with organizations to increase access to health care and other resources
  • Cultural competency consulting and training
  • Training of teams of community health educators, or promotores, in each PASOs site. These leaders work within their communities to connect others to health and education services.

PASOs educational workshops are held in the following locations:

“La Hermosa” Church
311 Main St., Saluda
Scheduled according to participants’ needs

Newberry County classes

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1515 Boundary Street, Newberry
Scheduled according to participants’ needs


For information or to register, please call Ana Cossio, Program Coordinator at 803-451-1181 or email:


Community Activities Calendar

April 2015
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March for Babies / Marcha por los Bebés Sanos Event Details


8:30 am – 11:30 am
Newberry Memorial Park
In front of The Opera House
Newberry, SC 29108

Evento de Apoyo a March of Dimes para promover el nacimiento de bebés sanos/ Event to support March of Dimes to improve birth outcomes.

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Focus Group Event Details


10:00 am – 11:30 am
Newberry DSS
2107 Wilson Rd. ( Next to DHEC)
Newberry, SC 29108

Latino members of Newberry community will talk about resources of the community.

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Outreach Event / Evento en la comunidad Event Details


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Edgefield, SC 2983

Sharing health information and connecting Latino families with resources/ Compartiendo información de salud y conectando a las familias Latinas con recursos.

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Workshop about Resources/Charla sobre Recursos Event Details


10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Iglesia Pentecostes Alfa y Omega
104 W Church St.
Saluda, SC 29138

Participants will Know how to better use the health resources to save money, time and avoid stress./ Los participantes conocerán cómo usar los recursos de la comunidad para ahorrar dinero, tiempo y evitar estress.

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Outreach event at YMCA Event Details


9:00 am – 12:00 pm
8220 Jollystreet Rd
Newberry, sc 29108

Healthy Kids event will be offering health information, screenings and lot of activities for the kids./ El evento Niños Saludables estará ofreciendo informacion de salud, exámenes de salud y muchas actividades para los niños.

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Outreach event at Trailers Park Hwy 34 Event Details


10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Trailers Park
HWY 34
Newberry, SC 29108

Provide health information and connection with resources. Promote Baby shower at Glory Tabernacle on April 25th./ Proveer información de salud y contacto con recursos. Promover Baby shower en iglesia Glory Tabernacle el 25 de Abril.

Promotores meeting/ Reunión de Promotores Event Details


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Promotora's house/ Casa de Promotora
Newberry, SC 29108

Monthly Meeting/ Reunión mensual

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Breastfeeding workshop-Baby Shower/ Charla de Lactancia- Baby shower Event Details


10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Glory Tabernacle
905 Pope St.
Newberry, SC 29108

Latino Pregnant and moms that are having babies up to 6 month will be able to attend the event to learn about benefits of Breastfeeding for moms and their babies and enjoy the baby shower./ Embarazadas Latinas y madres de niños menores de 6 meses podrán participar en este evento para aprender de los beneficios de la Lactania Materna para la madre y para el bebé, así como disfrutar del Baby shower.

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Workshop "A New Year , A New Life"/ Charla " Año Nuevo, Vida Nueva" Event Details


9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saluda Adventist Church
Saluda, sc 29138

Participants will learn about nutrition, benefits and barriers to exercise and benefits of Folic Acid./ Los participantes aprenderán sobre nutrición, beneficios y barreras de la actividad física y beneficios del Acido Fólico.

Local Resources

PASOs is grateful for the incredible support of our program partners: