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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
«April 2015»
4/26/2015 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.

For more information, please contact Nicole Williamson, Client Services Manager @ (864) 516-1236. Visit
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4/27/2015 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Resource Family Program-Spartanburg County FPA Meeting

The Resource Family Program will be holding the Spartanburg County FPA Meeting at Spartanburg County DSS @ 630 Chesnee Hwy, Spartanburg, SC. Dinner is served starting at 6:15pm. Childcare is provided.

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4/28/2015 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Resource Family Program-Greenville & Newberry County Support Groups

The Resource Family Program Greenville County support group will be held at Pump It Up. The Newberry County support group will be held at Newberry County DSS.

The monthly FPA meetings to follow. Childcare is provided.

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4/30/2015 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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5/9/2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SCYAP Myrtle Beach-CPI and CPR/First Aid Training

The Myrtle Beach region will be holding a CPI and CPR/First Aid Training at 148 Elk Drive, Unit 4, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. This training is for new foster parents.

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