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

August 2014
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Monthly meeting with CHW (promotores)/ Reunión mensual con promotores. Event Details


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Public park/ Parque público
Newberry, SC 29108
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Reunión mensual de agencias/ Monthly multi agencies meeting Event Details


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Reunión mensual de agencias de Newberry en DSS/ monthly multi agencies meeting at DSS.

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Lactancia. Beneficios y Barreras./ Breastfeeding. Benefits and Barriers. Event Details


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

( Charla cancelada/ Workshop cancelled)

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Evento de Acercamiento a la Comunidad/ Outreach event with the community. Event Details


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
El Mexicano Store and Trailers Park
Saluda, SC 29138

Ofreceremos información sobre temas de salud reproductiva, materna e infantil. Ofrecemos multivitaminas con ácido fólico para señoras en edad fértil y embarazadas, así como información sobre las charlas educativas que ofrece PASOs cada mes./ We'll be offering information about reproductive, maternal and child health topics. Ladies in childbearing age and pregnant ladies can get a free bottle of multivitamins with Folic Acid as well as information of the monthly educational workshops offered by PASOs.

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Lactancia. Beneficios y Barreras./ Breastfeeding. Benefits and Barriers. Event Details


10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Emmanuel Clinic
501 W. Butler Ave.
Saluda, SC 29138

Te invitamos a conocer los beneficios de la Lactancia para la mamá y el bebé así como las barreras que nos impiden dar pecho./ We invite you to learn the benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies as well as barriers to breastfeeding.

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Evento "Día de la Unidad" en Greenwood Event Details


9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Campo de Brewer
125 N. University St.
Greenwood, SC 29646

Se ofrecerá información de salud y sobre recursos a la comunidad. / We'll be offering information about health topics and resources of the community.

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Local Resources

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