Southern Regional Sickle Cell Association, Inc.
177 State Street. 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06606
St. Luke’s Family & Children’s Center
141 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901
Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-6:00 pm
A United Way Agency
Lillian Riddick, PHD
S.C.D.A.A. Board of Directors
Mission of The Southern Regional Sickle Cell Assoc.
The mission of this organization is to provide education,screening, counseling, and support services to persons affected with sickle cell disease and the trait. Our goal is to ensure a network of partners dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle for patients with sickle cell disease.
Volunteers are needed and welcome. Call for information on how you can become a member or volunteer of the SRSCA.
Southern Regional Sickle Cell Association, Inc. Virginia Scott was founded by Virginia Scott with other concerned citizens of
Bridgeport, CT in 1985. the organization has continued to grow and has helped
many individuals through several programs:
Education Educational Literature has been disseminated to several thousands individuals a year.
Our S.C.O.P.E program educates students about Sickle Cell Disease and involves developing peer educators in the
Fundraising Financial support of the organization is by an annual Walk-A-Thon,
golf tournament, and corporate and individual donations. Revenue from the
Charity Basketball Game isdevoted to the Emma Butler Fund. Thisfund is
allocated to helping patients with the high cost of medications
Support Service Since 1991, the organization has provided support services to
patients and their families under the supervision of a social worker.
Sickle Cell TestingThis is one of our most successful programs. In the past
two years we have tested 430 individuals for the disease and trait. Counseling
services are provided to those who have a positive result. The Southern
Regional Sickle Cell Association continues to function by human and financial
Special job training for seniors through the City of Bridgeport’s Senior
program where we have a part-time receptionist/clerk.
Apart-time secretarial aid through the University of Bridgeport’sWork-Study
Special Thanks We owe the following organizations for their financial support:
The Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Grant for South End Education and Sickle Cell
United Way of Eastern Fairfield County Funds for education, testing, supportive
services, and operations
Connecticare Grant for Sickled Cell Testing and education in 1998-99 in
Stratford, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford
The Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation Grant for Sickle Cell Outreach Prevention Education (S.C.O.P.E.)
State of Connecticut Grant for part-time staff, education, testing and
Housatonic Community College, Publications Office for designing our bronchure.
The many individuals who contribute to us annually. Your contributions and help
means more than you can imagine to those impacted by Sickle Cell Disease.