Officials Cut Ribbon on the Teddie E. Pryor, Sr. Social Services Building Built by Evans
ARTICLE SOURCES – Holy City Sinner and City of North Charleston
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Built to give back to the community, Charleston County leaders joined guest of honor, Charleston County Council Chairman Pryor for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Teddie E. Pryor, Sr. Social Services building which was named after him due to his years of work in the community. After 18 months of construction, Evans General Contractors delivered the three-story, 175,000 square foot facility in time for the October 14th ceremony.
“We are excited about this new campus,” said Chairman Pryor. “This state-of-art campus is more accessible with better transportation options and ample parking. Residents will now be able to receive much needed services in one centralized location instead of having to go to multiple facilities around the County. I would like to thank County staff, the developer, design team, contractor, and subcontractors, which included more than 1500 people, who worked to complete this project over the last two years. You don’t go into public service for the recognition. You do it to help people and give back to the community. I am humbled that County Council chose to name this building in my honor. It is a blessing to be remembered in this way.”
The facility will house the Department of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Services (Charleston Center), Tricounty Crisis Stabilization Center, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control administration and clinics, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, and South Carolina Connections Medicaid.
Leaders said the new location is easily accessible and it houses all the services under one roof, so community members don’t have to visit multiple sites to get the care and help they need. Agencies will move into the social services hub in the coming months.