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

  • 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.

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    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?

SCYAP would like to extend a big thank you to Collins and Lacy, P.C., a South Carolina law firm, for supporting our foster children through our Precious Cargo Program. Follow this link to view a video showing more details about Precious Cargo and how Collins and Lacy is helping with this program. (Precious Cargo Video) Collins and Lacy is asking their employees in their Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach offices, as well as the general public, to make donations to SCYAP from May 16-27, to ensure that each foster child who comes into our care receives his/her own Precious Cargo bag. The bags are filled with basic hygiene items, school supplies, a blanket, and a stuffed animal. This is a way we can show love and support for all of our foster children. Follow this link to read more about the Collins and Lacy Precious Cargo drive on their website at
Again, thank you Collins and Lacy! If you would like to make a financial contribution to Precious Cargo, click the "Read More" link below to visit our Donation Page.

SCYAP Calendar of Events
«May 2016»
5/29/2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

Training hours and Childcare available.

For more information, please contact Nicole Williamson, Client Services Manager @ (864) 516-1236. Visit

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