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South Carolina Youth Advocate Program

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Foster Care

Mission: We believe: SCYAP believes that every child has the right to a permanent home and family; that a child's family and community are valuable resources for promoting positive growth and overall development. We serve: SCYAP promotes the use of community-based alternatives to institutional care, provided within the least restrictive environment appropriate for meeting the needs of every individual and family member receiving agency services. We do: SCYAP develops and provides a wide range of therapeutic services to meet the needs of children and their families. Scyap collaborates with the family, community and other agencies to provide individualized care and family services that promote stability. SCYAP strives to help children and their families reach their potential.

Target demographics: Because of the nature and flexibility of our individualized programs, SCYAP maintains a broad and relatively inclusive admissions policy. SCYAP serves both male and female clients and does not discriminate by race, color, religious creed, ancestry, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or the seriousness or complexity of disability or need. The primary target population served by SCYAP is considered to be at-risk or special needs youth. We serve youth with a broad spectrum of emotional, behavioral, mental, and medical needs and their families. Typically these youth and are in need of out-of-home therapeutic services, community-based programming, and/or in-home intervention. Depending on the service, SCYAP is able to serve youth ages birth through twenty-one.

Geographic areas served: The South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) is South Carolina’s premier provider of foster care and community-based services. We are a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 child-placing and family-serving organization. SCYAP has served children and families in South Carolina since 1990.

Programs: SCYAP programs promote individualized treatment, flexible programming, case and cause advocacy, community-based services, and a positive approach to treating children and working with families. We have a comprehensive array of programs and services to children and families dealing with serious emotional, behavioral, psychological and/or development issues.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

With this program it has helped and is continuing to help children find their forever families. That is one of the most amazing and important jobs we have as humans.