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About Us:

Southern Regional Sickle Cell Association, Inc.
177 State Street. 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Stamford Office:
St. Luke’s Family & Children’s Center
141 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901
Room R-R2
Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-6:00 pm
A United Way Agency

Delores Williams-Edwards
Executive Director

Lillian Riddick, PHD
Board Member
Health Educator
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 schools. 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 and emergencies.

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 resources:

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 Program.

Special Thanks We owe the following organizations for their financial support:

The Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Grant for South End Education and Sickle Cell Testing.

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 operations

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.

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