The Sickle Cell Association of Savannah Inc. provides comprehensive support services to individuals affected by sickle cell disease, including educational resources, counseling, access to medical specialists, and assistance with managing the physical and emotional challenges of the condition.
Fill the Pantry
Sickle Cell Camp
Books and Blanket Project
Here's Why Collaboration Matters
Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia Incorporated Atlanta Georgia
Tabatha McGee Executive Director
Jeannette Nu’Man Program Director/Community Health Worker
Kadeem Harrison Camp New Hope Coordinator
The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia Incorporated (SCFG) and Sickle Cell Association of Savannah, Incorporated partnered with Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care in 2018. As a result of the partnership, the SCFG was funded to provide a Community Health Worker (CHW) in Savannah. The CHW is responsible for seeking persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia who have fallen out of care; register them to receive regular primary care and monthly hematology care at Curtis V Cooper.
The SCFG are the founders of Camp New Hope—a camp specifically designed for children and adolescents (ages 7-17) who have been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. At camp the children engage education, counseling, as well as fun-filled activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, and the like. The camp is staffed with doctors, nurses, peer counselors, and volunteers to create a safe and healthy environment for the sickle cell child. Camp is usually a one week stay in July of every year.
On January 19, 2023, the SCFG awarded Sickle Cell Association of Savannah with a Capacity Building grant. This grant will allow SCAS to expand its program by providing funding for administrative needs, program development for young adults, and for promoting awareness of services and programs.
Omar Temple No. 21
Omar Temple No 21 Savannah GA reestablished relationship with the Sickle Cell Association of Savannah around 2018. An Oriental Guide has been apart of our meetings to assist the Association in meeting needs of the sickle cell community. Omar Temple has assisted in meeting needs for Camp New Hope, Fill the Pantry, and in November 2022 presented the Association with a $1000 award.
TOP Ladies of Distinction, Inc. and TOP Teens of America Savannah Chapter
The TOP Ladies and TOP Teens volunteer to assist us in our Books and Blankets Holiday Project with the Children’s Hospital in December of each year. The Teens have also assisted us with our luncheons to serve as ushers. In September 2022, the TOP Ladies supported us in our first blood drive with The Blood Connection.
One Hundred Children’s Foundation
The One Hundred Children’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers grant to other nonprofit organizations that provide services to children. SCAS applied was awarded grants to provide funding for sickle cell children and adolescents to attend Camp New Hope in 2019 - 2022.