Mental Health America of South Carolina (MHASC) has proudly served the state of South Carolina since 1954 as a private, not for profit, 501(c) 3 organization.
The first two programs of MHASC were Operation Santa and Spring Showers. During “Operation Santa”, MHASC made sure that all patients in the state hospital received at least one gift at the annual Christmas party hosted by MHASC. Today, MHASC continues this wonderful tradition, even as people have moved away from state facilities and now reside in local communities across the state. Held in the month of May on the State Hospital grounds on Bull Street in Columbia, Spring Showers started in 1959 and was an annual spring fling for those at the State Hospital. This program continued until 1990. Found below are pictures taken throughout time at the State Hospital.
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