Family together at home

State & Indigenous Profiles

South Carolina

Models implemented in South Carolina included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 68 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
including 24,717 virtual visits
families served
children served


17% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

18% No high school diploma

Child Age

34% <1 year

44% 1-2 years

22% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

89% Public

7% Private

4% None

Primary Language

92% English

8% Spanish

<1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In South Carolina, there were 266,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 328,600 children.

328,600 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 328,600 children who could benefit —

266,000 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in South Carolina who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 30%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 25%

Of the 266,000 families who could benefit —

52% of families met one or more priority criteria

22% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: ABC, Family Connects, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • ABC reported children served, families served, total home visits, and virtual home visits only. • HFA data for private insurance includes other forms of health insurance. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.