Scott Christian Care Center
The Grow Appalachia grant in Scott County is managed by the Scott Christian Care Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide for those in need in Scott County. Service provided include a free medical clinic, food pantry, household/hygiene item pantry, assistance with medicine, and life skill classes.
Free Medical Clinic
The free clinic serves people who can't afford medical insurance by providing totally free medical services. Since the recent closing of the Scott County Hospital, the demand for these services has increased significantly.
Since Scott County is a distressed county with the highest unemployment in the state, many families in our community are in need of assistance with food. It is the goal of the Scott Christian Care Center to provide nutritious food for those families.
Household/Hygiene item pantry
Many people in our community can't afford basic necessities such as laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, shampoo, and diapers. These items cannot be purchased with food stamps. The Center provides these basic items to families in need.
Assistance with Medicine
The Scott Christian care Center provides advocacy for patient assistance programs to help patients access free or reduced cost medicine.
Life Skill Classes
In addition to providing for immediate needs, the Scott Christian Care Center offers a variety of classes to provide the skills necessary to help individuals help themselves.
We are proud to name Mrs. Walker our Garden Participant of the week. Mrs Walker is a very generous lady who loves to give her vegetables away to her friends and neighbors. She actually has two 50 ft x 100 ft. gardens. Her gardens are doing very well in spite of the lack of rainfall. In addition to taking care of her excellently manicured garden herself, she is a full time care taker of her handicap husband.