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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

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.

SCYAP Events
SCYAP Calendar of Events
«October 2016»
10/25/2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SCYAP TFC Training Session

This TFC Training Session will be held for SCYAP Greenville families at the Greenville Office in Room 100.

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10/28/2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SCYAP Trunk or Treat

Join SCYAP of Greenville as they host a Trunk or Treat in the office parking lot from 4pm until 7pm!  There will be drinks, food, and of course CANDY! 

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The Florence office at 604 Gregg Ave, will be hosting a PRIDE Training on October 29th at 9:30am. 

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The Florence office at 604 Gregg Ave, will be hosting a PRIDE Training on October 30th at 9:30am. 

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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.Click HERE to complete our Foster Parent Inquiry Form.