Community Notes for the week of April 30th-May 6th

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If you don’t have healthcare, read this… 

A Special Enrollment period has been announced for individuals and families in South Carolina who did not have health coverage in 2014 and who are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes. This special enrollment period will allow individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in health insurance coverage through the federally-facilitated marketplace. The special enrollment period begins on March 15, 2015 and ends on April 30, 2015. The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will help you sign up for coverage and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays thru Fridays and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Address: 801 Bladen Street, Beaufort. For more information, call 843-986-1102 or 843-476-4226.

Upcoming CODA volunteer training

Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) will be holding their next volunteer training beginning May 16, 2015. Training hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 16th and will continue on May 18th, 19th, and 20th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. All four sessions must be completed prior to beginning volunteer activities. CODA volunteers will be trained in working with victims of domestic violence, answering the 24-hour crisis line and a variety of activities working either onsite in CODA’s offices and/or the shelter, or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Applicants must pre-register and an interview is necessary prior to the start of training. Interested individuals should contact Theresa Lacey at (843) 770-1074 ext. 225, or visit www.codalowcountry.org and click on the volunteer tab.