About FOHC

Who We Are

Family Outreach is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing poverty, child abuse and neglect in Horry County by building strong families and happy, healthy home environments for babies and children. 

We accomplish this by improving positive parenting skills and self sufficiency though education, training, and support. 

We serve from all backgrounds, ages and circumstances, to help them make positive choices for themselves and their families.

Family Outreach is a United Way of Horry County Community Partner!

What We Do

As a nonprofit organization, FOHC works with clients from all backgrounds, ages and circumstances, providing personalized emotional support and education. 

Our Goals

 FOHC’s main goals are:

  • Deliver educational and support programs for parents, and parenting and pregnant teens.
  • Be a Family Resource Center for  families throughout the county.
  • Prevent teen pregnancy and transmission of STIs/HIV.

Support the Children of Horry County

Your donation will help prevent poverty, child abuse and neglect by building strong families and happy, healthy home environments for babies and children.  

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Our Staff

Susan Canterbury - Executive Director

Susan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Coastal Carolina University with a degree in psychology.  

Susan also has 30 years of experience in non-profit administration on the East and West Coasts of the US.  She has been Family Outreach's Executive Director since 2003. 

For questions, concerns or to donate to Family Outreach of Horry County, contact Susan at Susan@family-outreach.org.

Sherry Coutain - Family Life Educator

 Sherry is a former LPN,  graduating from the San Angelo School of Nursing in 1977. She left nursing in the late 1980's to focus on her family.  

She began volunteering for Family Outreach in 1992 and became a Family Life Educator in 1993.  Sherry works with pregnant and parenting teens in Horry County high schools, as well as, in a monthly evening group. 

You can reach Sherry Coutain with any questions or concerns at shepaco@yahoo.com

Anita Smalls - Health Educator

Anita graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2016 with a degree in Public Health. She began her career as a Health Educator with Family Outreach in 2016.  

Anita provides comprehensive case management off site at several organizations, including the Family Justice Center and Sea Haven Transitional Living.  She also manages the young parent database. 

You can reach Anita with any question or concerns at Anita@family-outreach.org

Our Board

Current Members

 Family Outreach of Horry County is governed by a board of directors made up of members of our community.  

  • Annette Shepherd – President
  • Jo Pearce – Treasurer
  • Christina Murray
  • Andreann Oyster
  • Sandra Ubong


We are always looking for volunteers to serve on our board please contact Susan Canterbury if you would like to learn more about these opportunities.