Address: 140 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 350, Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803.779.5500 | Email: info@scyap.com

  • Become a Resource Foster Family

    When out of home care becomes necessary, quick action needs to be taken to find a placement that is able to provide safety, stability, and nurturance. Click here to learn how to become a SCYAP...

  • Ask about our Community-Based Services

    Non-residential services provided face-to-face with youth and families in the home, school or community.  Click here to learn more about SCYAP Community-Based Services.


  • How Can I Help?

    There are multiple ways in which you can help a child at SCYAP.  Be a Foster Parent! Be a Youth Advocate! Make a donation to one of our special programs! Click here to learn more about how you...

  • Stay Connected with the SCYAP Blog

    Click here to visit the SCYAP Blog

  • Be a Therapeutic Foster Parent

    Therapeutic Foster Care is foster care that provides youth with a higher level of structure and support. TFC provides a combination of hard work and heart work.  Click here to learn more about...

WELCOME TO SCYAP! ......We Care About Kids!


The South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (commonly known as SCYAP) is a private, non-profit organization that supports and facilitates the development and operation of community-based residential and non-residential services for youth and their families.

We believe that children do best when they are with their families and that they should be served in their own homes or in a family setting when out-of-home placement is necessary.

SCYAP Events
Become A Foster Parent


Foster parents are very special people. They bring children into their homes and hearts. We have two different programs that need foster parents: Therapeutic Foster Care and Resource Family Program.

How Can I Help?


There are several ways to get involved and begin that first step of change in a child's life from becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent or a Resource Foster Family to giving a donation. It all starts with you.

SCYAP Calendar of Events
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3/7/2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SCYAP Myrtle Beach-CPI and CPR/First Aid Training

The Myrtle Beach Region will be holding a CPI and CPR/First Aid Training for new foster parents located at the Myrtle Beach office @ 148 Elk Drive, Unit 4, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

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3/8/2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Pendleton Place for Children and Families Free Parent Support Group

Family Bridges of Pendleton Place for Children and Families will be holding a FREE Parent Support Group @ 1133 & 1139 Pendleton St. Meets EVERY Sunday from 3:30-5pm.

For more information, please contact Nicole Williamson, Client Services Manager @ (864) 516-1236. Visit www.pendletonplace.org.
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3/10/2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SCYAP Midlands-PRIDE Training Sessions 1 & 2

The Midlands Region will be holding PRIDE Training Sessions 1 & 2 for new foster parents located at the SCYAP Columbia office @ 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 350, Columbia, SC 29210.

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3/11/2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SCYAP Florence-NCI Refresher Course

The Florence Region will be holding a NCI Refresher Course located at the Florence Regional office @ 604 Gregg Avenue, Florence, South Carolina 29501. 

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3/12/2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SCYAP Midlands-PRIDE Training Sessions 3 & 4

The Midlands Region will be holding PRIDE Training Sessions 3 & 4 for new foster parents located at the SCYAP Columbia office @ 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 350, Columbia, SC 29210.

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3/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
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3/15/2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
550

Pendleton Place for Children and Families Free Parent Support Group

Family Bridges of Pendleton Place for Children and Families will be holding a FREE Parent Support Group @ 1133 & 1139 Pendleton St. Meets EVERY Sunday from 3:30-5pm.

For more information, please contact Nicole Williamson, Client Services Manager @ (864) 516-1236. Visit www.pendletonplace.org.
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3/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
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3/20/2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SCYAP Charleston-CPI Recertification Training

The Charleston office will be holding a CPI recertification training at the Charleston office @ 4995 LaCross Road, Suite 1075, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406.

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3/22/2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
551

Pendleton Place for Children and Families Free Parent Support Group

Family Bridges of Pendleton Place for Children and Families will be holding a FREE Parent Support Group @ 1133 & 1139 Pendleton St. Meets EVERY Sunday from 3:30-5pm.

For more information, please contact Nicole Williamson, Client Services Manager @ (864) 516-1236. Visit www.pendletonplace.org.
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3/23/2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SCYAP Charleston-CPR and First Aid Training

The Charleston office will be holding a CPR and First Aid Training at the Charleston office @ 4995 LaCross Road, Suite 1075, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406.

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3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
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3/25/2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SCYAP Charleston-Together Facing the Challenge Refresher Class

The Charleston office will be holding a Together Facing the Challenge Refresher Class at the Charleston office @ 4995 LaCross Road, Suite 1075, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406.

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3/26/2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SCYAP Midlands-CPI/Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

The Midlands Region will be holding CPI/Non-Violent Crisis Intervention for new foster parents located at the SCYAP Columbia office @ 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 350, Columbia, SC 29210.

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3/28/2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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SCFPA Double Cluster Training: Two Topics, One Day

A Fostering Fundamentals: Rights and Responsibilities & Helping Foster Children Develop Self-Esteem Double Cluster training will be held at Region IV License @ 2120 Jody Rd. Ste. A, Florence, SC 29501. 

For more info or to register, please contact Connie W. Covington at 843-413-6478 or at connie.covington@dss.sc.gove or Anna Skipper at 803-957-0305 or AnnaSCFPA@windstream.net. 

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3/29/2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Pendleton Place for Children and Families Free Parent Support Group

Family Bridges of Pendleton Place for Children and Families will be holding a FREE Parent Support Group @ 1133 & 1139 Pendleton St. Meets EVERY Sunday from 3:30-5pm.

For more information, please contact Nicole Williamson, Client Services Manager @ (864) 516-1236. Visit www.pendletonplace.org.
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4/2/2015 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Training Course for Caregivers of Children with Special Health Care Needs

FREE Palmetto Health Special Care Center  will be holding a Training Course for Caregivers of Children with Special Health Care Needs. All sessions will be held at the Palmetto Health Special Care Center Palmetto Health Richland Campus @ 14 Medical Park Training Room Suite 300A.

Register by calling: 803-434-2300 (Please register for the entire five series of classes).




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