Address: 140 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 350, Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 1-800-882-5513 | Email: info@scyap.com

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Become a Foster Parent

    The Traditional Foster Care Program is a collaborative program between SCYAP and the South Carolina (DSS).Click here to learn more about becoming a traditional foster parent.


  • Stay Connected with the SCYAP Blog

    Click here to visit the SCYAP Blog

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.

Become A Foster Parent


Foster parents are very special people. They bring children into their homes and hearts. We are always looking for foster parents for our Therapeutic Foster Care Program and our Traditional Foster Care Program.

How Can I Help?


The children that we serve have a variety of needs when they come into our care. SCYAP has developed several specialized programs to help with some of these needs that are not covered by either federal or state funding. Without the generosity of donors, like you, these programs would not be possible. 
Click here to visit our Donation Page.


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