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Support Groups

Support Groups offer great opportunities for the whole family!  They will encourage you as you are pouring yourself into your children, and they normally offer many opportunity for student enrichment, often including field trips, classes, charitable service, and outreach.  This is listing of some of the best groups in South Carolina.

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Upstate
Midlands
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Upstate

*Anderson Home School Association, Inc.

Rachel Cockrell, President
PO Box 2382, Anderson, SC 29622
Phone: (864) 225-2121
Email: ahsainfo@gmail.com 
Website: www.andersonhomeschool.net 

Christian Home Educators of Cherokee County

Contact: Kathy Phillips
Phone: (864) 902-0213
Email: checcsc@yahoo.com 

Christian Home Educators of Laurens County (CHELC)

David and Angela Shiflet, Presidents
133 Mountville Rd, Mountville, SC 29370
Phone: (864) 994-4777
Email: angelandavid@embarqmail.com 
Website: www.chelc.net 

Christian Homeschoolers of Union County

Cherie Wilson
4074 Cross Keys Highway, Union, SC 29379
Phone: (864) 441-4725
Email: chuc1999@gmail.com 

* CHOICE (Christian Homeschool Organization — Independent and Cooperative Education)

Karen Gray
P.O. Box 377  Anderson, SC 29622
Phone: (864)-201-8729
Email: choicehomeschoolgroup@yahoo.com 
Website: www.scchoice.org 

The Crusaders Homeschool Group

Melissa Miller Fort Mill, SC
Email: Crusaders@comporium.net 
Web site:  www.crusadershomeschoolgroup.org

* Easley Home Educators

Shawna Talley
PMB 320 1027 S. Pendleton St. Ste B
Easley SC 29642
Phone: (864)-506-6132
Email: EHEboard@yahoo.com
Website: www.homeschool-life.com/sc/ehe

Family T.O.U.C.H.

Jami Jann, President
149 Rainey Rd Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: 864-593-6608
Email: info@familytouch.org
website: www.familytouch.org

*Fellowship of Christian Homeschoolers (FCH)

Connie Jarrett, Leader
208 Harrisburg Drive Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone: (864) 967-7853
Email: harryconjr@charter.net
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FCHome/

Fort Mill Area Homeschoolers

 Shelly Shope
112 1/2 Wilson St. Fort Mill, SC 29715 
Phone: 803-431- 9139
Email: dfrench@comporium.net
Website: www.fortmillhomeschoolers.com 

GRACE at Home

Deborah Stumbo
411 Clem Road Greenwood SC 29649
Phone: (864) 229-5596
Email: dstumbo@centurylink.net

GREAT Home-schoolers! (Simpsonville and Greenville areas)

Rocky or Pam Whitmore
Phone: (864) 967-0852
Email: whitmorefamily@charter.net 
Website: groups.yahoo.com/group/greathomeschoolers 

Home-Education Opportunities Maintaining Extracurricular Support (HOMES)

Teresa Wilson
Email: homessupportgrp@aol.com 

Homeschooling Our Precious Exceptional Students (HOPES)

Mary Rees
Phone: (864) 834-0264
Email: jimrees1@juno.com
This group is for those homeschooling children w/learning challenges

Living by Heart Homeschoolers

Crystal Baker
Email: tbaker7@chesnet.com

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Homeschool Association

Cristina Ortiz
18 Riverview Dr, Greenville,SC 29611
Phone: 305.439.2172
Email: cristinaeortiz@msn.com
Serving Catholic homeschoolers of Greater Greenville SC

Pickens Christian Homeschool Educators

Deborah Shanley
Phone: 864.868.5543

Praying and Teaching (PAT): The North Spartanburg Association of Home Educators

Kelly Jarvis (864) 474-0860
Lauren Leidy (864) 599-5658
107 Stonecrest Ct. Pacolet, SC 29372 Email: info@prayingandteaching.com

Receiving Education Achieved through Christian Home Schooling (REACH of Powdersville)

Karen Booty
702 Rice Rd. Easley, SC 29640
Phone: (864) 335-9322 (Call after 3:00 p.m.)
Email: reachhs@charter.net 

R.E.I.G.N. At Home

Raise and Educate In God’s Name
Lori Wyatt
P.O. Box 170223, Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: (864) 921-2782
Email:reignathome@hotmail.com

Rock Hill Area Homeschoolers (RHAH)

1952 Shadow Oak Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730
General Information line: (803) 980-3320
Email: info@rhah.org 
Website:  www.Rockhillareahomeschoolers.org

Rock Springs Home Educators Association

Jeanna Warren, President
302 Saint Lo Circle., Easley, SC 29640
Phone: (864) 859-7355
E-mail: warrenwwjd4@bellsouth.net 
Currently limited to Rock Springs Baptist Church members only

SC Upstate Home Educators Network

Website: SCUpstateHomeEducatorsNetwork/info
For homeschoolers in the Upstate to share local information and arrange informal gatherings and field trips.

Spartanburg Parent Association of Christian Educators (SPACE)

Ellen Bailes
Phone: 864.439.0635
Email: embailes@juno.com

The Homeschool Inclusive Network of Northern Greenville (THING)

Jill Todd
Phone: (864) 244-0858
Email: thing-homeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com  Website: wwwthing.smfforfree3.com/ 

* Tri-County Home Educators Association

David Hammer
PO Box 533, Seneca, SC 29679
Phone: (864) 888-8012
Email: tricountyhomeed@gmail.com 
Website: www.homeschool-life.com/sc/tchehome 

Upstate Homeschool Email Support Group

Suzanne Brown
Email: sbrown@upstatecoop.org 

Upstate Homeschoolers Unlimited (UHU)

Marie Dowis, Kristin Wilson
Phone: 864.634.7933
Email: uhucrew@gmail.com
Website: upstatehomeschoolersunlimited/

* York Education at Home (YEAH)

Lela Byrd
P.O. Box 1503, York, SC 29745
Phone: 803.818.5032
Email: lynbyrd@comporium.net
Website: www.YEAHonline.info

Midlands

*Aiken Area Home Educators

Wendy Hoyle, President
Debbie Sides, Secretary
736 Kimball Pond Rd, Aiken, SC 29803
Phone: (803) 593-3991
Email: sidesd2@yahoo.com

Catholic Home Educators of South Carolina

Mary E. Jackson
212 Florence St. SW, Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: (803) 649-6367
Email: chesc@bellsouth.net 

Central Savannah River Area Home Education Association

PO Box 204568, Augusta, GA 30917
Phone: (706) 737-9656 (voice mail)
Email: csra_hea@netzero.net 

Christian Home Educators of Camden

Katie Woolington
8220 Black River Road, Rembert, SC 29128
Phone: (803) 425-4916
Email: checadminteam@gmail.com 
Website: www.checitout.com 

Eastover Homeschoolers

Stephanie Becknell
101 Piney Branch Road, Eastover, SC 29044  
Phone: (803) 353-8167
Email: TAT191@aol.com 
Website: groups.yahoo.com/group/Eastover-homeschoolers 

Fairfield Association of Christian Educators (FACE)

Brande R. Rambo, Leader
680 Hungry Hollow Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone: (803) 635-8624
Email: fairfieldhomeschoolers@ymail.com 

* Forest Acres Christian Educators (FACE)

Maryann Sarazen
1405 Cherokee Dr. West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803)-794-6617
Email: sarazen1@gmail.com 

Fort Jackson Homeschool Group

Bethany Storlazzi
1121 Cambridge Oaks Dr. Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 419-0760
Email: johnlazzi@yahoo.com 

Gilbert Regional Association of Christian Education (GRACE)

Deonna Bundrick
308 Devil’s Backbone Leesville, SC 29070
Phone: (803) 532-4857
Email: croppin2@juno.com

* Home Educators of Richland/Lexington District 5 (HERALD 5)

Lisa Baghdady, Leader
P.O. Box 1743, Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 331-1552
Email: porterhousefull@bellsouth.net.com
Website: www.herald5.com 

Home Educators of Richland One (HERO)

Paula Coonce, Leader
1405 Denny Road Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 735-0493
Email: doug.paula@juno.com

Holy Family of the Midlands TORCH

Chapter David and Merrie Mullaney
Email: merriemullaney@aol.com
Traditions of Roman Catholic Homes

Homeschool for YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)

Tina Slendak, President
Email: tslendak@knology.net 
Website: www.homeschoolforyou.org 

Naturally Into Kids Education (N.I.K.E.)

Denise Toby Phone: (803) 749-3549 Email: jscorbett@mindspring.com 

Orangeburg Christian Home Educators Association

Tracy Faile
PO Box 2498, Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (803)-531-1380
Email: bantley2@sc.rr.com 

Pine Grove HomeSchool Group (PGHSG)

Monica Morelli, President
PO Box 76 Gilbert, SC 29054  
Phone: (803) 466-7069
Email: autumnbreeze@hughes.net 

REACH – Resources, Encouragement, and Activities for Columbia Area Homeschoolers

PO Box 204 Irmo, SC 29063
Email: reach@reachgroup.org 
Website: www.reachgroup.org 

SC Midlands Home Educators Network

Website: SCMidlandsHomeEducatorsNetwork

For the Midlands area homeschoolers to share local information and arrange informal gatherings and field trips

School’s Out Support (SOS)

Kelly Lovejoy, Coordinator (803) 776-4849
Melinda Nolan, Coordinator (803) 782-3036 Email:kbcdlovejo@aol.com
Yahoo group: schoolsoutsupport 

SC UNschooler’s support network

* Supporting Home Instruction Encompassing the Lexington Districts (S.H.I.E.L.D.)

 Mandy Dufries, Leader
2845 Siddington Way, Lexington, SC 29073
Phone: 803-996-1379
Email: sixdufries@gmail.com 
Website: www.shieldonline.org

Southeast Area Family Educators

Peggy Trent
101 Caughman Park Dr. Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 783-5914
Email: diabound@juno.com 

* Sumter Area Family Educators (SAFE)

Lisa Elliott, Leader
2995 S. Wise Drive, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 469-3912
Email: lisaelliott@ftc-I-net
Website: www.homeschool-life.com/sc/safe

PeeDee/Coastal

Carolina Home Educators Family Support (CHEFS)

Anne Fyans (910) 997-6055
Chrisynda Samuel (843) 337-7011
Email: admin@chefsgroup.org 
Website : www.chefsgroup.org 
Supporting homeschool families in Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties in SC and Richmond & Anson Counties in NC

Hartsville Home Educators

Samantha Young
614 Sandy Point Lane, Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: 843.335.6260
Email: samanthakyoung@hotmail.com
Website : www.hhefamily.com 

Lancaster Area Homeschoolers

Dianna Broughton, Leader
PO Box 1421 Lancaster, SC 29721
Email: dbroughton@comporium.net 
Lancaster, Great Falls, Jefferson, Pageland, Heath Springs, Kershaw, and other surrounding areas

Lighthouse Home Educators

Carla Billings
3507 Carter Rd., Loris, SC 29569
Phone: (843) 756-6797
Email: cubbies1@sccoast.net

N.I.C.H.E. Network of Inclusive Coastal Home Educators

Mary Jane Goodman-Giddens
Email: photo6keiki@sc.rr.com
Myrtle Beach, SC

*PeeDee Christian Home Educators Association

Kim Stogner
PO Box 3861, Florence, SC 29501
Phone: (843) 661-2193
Email: pdchea@juno.com
Website: www.pdchea.org 

Quest Homeschool Field Trip Cooperative

Becky Reckelhoff
952 Black River Rd Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 420-7227
Email: questhomeschoolsc@gmail.com
Website: questhomeschoolsc.blogspot.com 
Quest serves families in Kershaw and surrounding counties in SC.

* REACH of Florence: Reaching and Encouraging Area Christian Homeschoolers of Florence

Cyndi Thompson 
P.O. Box 12007, Florence, SC 29505
Phone: (843) 245-1067
Email: kandct@gmail.com
Website: www.reachofflorence.com 

SC Coastal Home Educators Network

 Website:SCCoastalHomeEducatorsNetwork/info

For Coastal area homeschoolers to share local information and arrange informal gatherings and field trips

South Strand Home Educators

Mandy Gray, President
PO Box 50291, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: (843) 995-2706
Email: southstrandsupport@hotmail.com 

Vine & Branches Home Educators

Kim Mitchell, President
PO Box 4307, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597
Phone: (843) 504-8194
Email: Kim.mitchell@vine-branches.org 
Website: www.vine-branches.org 

Low Country

Barnwell Area Christian Home Educators

9193 Markley’s Grove Blvd, Summerville, SC 29485
Kim Murphy Phone: (843) 377-5069
Email: kimmurphy@sc.rr.com 
Website: www.Bachomeschoolers.com

Charleston Unschoolers

Email: chazunschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com Website: chazunschoolers 

Home Education and Rewarding Togetherness (HEART)

Melissa Johnson
6701 Davis Rd, Ravenel, SC 29470
Phone: 843.763.6523
Email: heart-news.owner@yahoogroups.com

Home Education Learning Partnership (H.E.L.P.)

Anita Coward
108 Short Street Summerville, SC 29483
Phone: (843) 832-8793
Email: anita@helpresources.org 
Website: www.helpresources.org 

Homeschool Support Group of the Lowcountry

Sandy Valvo
100 Matthews Dr. #12 Hilton Head SC 29926 Email: JValvo5@yahoo.com 
Website: Low_Country_Homeschooling
Based in Hilton Head/Bluffton

H.U.G.S. (Homeschoolers United for Growth & Support)

Director: Sherri Seeley, Director
4773 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Phone: 843.293.2677
Email: seeley3@truevine.net
Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand Membership

Legacy Christian Home Schools

PO Box 2368
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465-2368 
Website:  www.homeschool-life.com/sc/legacy/ Email: info@legacyhomeschools.com 

Lowcountry Homeschool Association

Donna Cartwright
Phone: (843) 368-8489
Email: lowcountryhomeschool@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.lowcountryhomeschool.com
Facebook: LowcountryHomeschoolers

Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association (LCHEA)

Betsy Gambrill, Leader
PO Box 60057 N. Charleston, SC 29419
Email: betsy.LCHEA@gmail.com
Website:  www.homeschool-life.com/sc/lchea

PATHS – Providing At Home Teachers of Hampton Support

Jennifer Davis
940 Hadwin Circle, Brunson, SC
Phone: (803) 625-2163
Email: Jen@gunpointgraphics.com 
Website: pathshomeschoolgroup 

Successful LC Homeschoolers

Veronica Corwin, Administrator
87 Heritage Pkwy, Bluffton SC 29910
Phone:(843)706-9177
Email: skylady123@yahoo.com
SuccessfulLChomeschoolers@yahoogroups.com Group: SuccessfulLChomeschoolers

Supporting Parents in Christian Education (SPICE)

Ava Miller, Contact 
Email: SPICE-SC-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

TEACH – Tri-county Educational Association of Community Homeschoolers

PO Box 784 Summerville SC 29484 Email: teachhomeschool@yahoo.com 

TIES – Together In Education and Support

Glenda (843) 327-4495
Angie: (843) 875-9120
Email: fixa@netzero.net 
Website: Togetinedandsupport 

T.O.R.C.H of Charleston (Traditions of the Roman Catholic Homes)

Michelle Shahid
434 Channel Creek Ct., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 881-2451