If you’re struggling to find a safe place to live that also provides some guidance about living on your own, check out some of the programs below. These programs can help you with both housing and other resources as you transition out of foster care. Your case manager is also a good resource to help you with housing. Don’t forget to check out housing and other assistance through the SCDSS Chafee/ETV Program.
Thornwell Transitional Living Program (Clinton, SC)
Helps young adults ages 17-21 develop the skills necessary for a successful transition to independence, including educational, vocational, emotional, housing, and other support. For more information call (864) 938-2100.
MIRCI Youth Services (Columbia, SC)
Young adults ages 17-24 who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness can gain access to basic needs, behavioral healthcare, and referral to community partners for housing, medical, legal, education, and employment resources. For more information call (803) 799-0331.
Transitions Youth Program (Columbia, SC)
Young adults ages 18-24-year olds are linked with case management, programs, and classes, including education and job training programs. For more information call (803) 708-4861.
Palmetto Place Unaccompanied Youth Housing Programs (Columbia & West Columbia, SC)
For young adults ages 16-21-year olds experiencing homelessness, all genders. Offers 4 Unaccompanied Youth Programs (Basic Center Program, Transitional Housing Program, Aftercare Program, or Transitional-Housing Rapid-Rehousing Program). For more information visit the Palmetto Place website or call 803-786-6819.
Palmetto Place Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program (Columbia, SC)
Provides housing and wraparound services to teen moms who are in foster care along with their infants and toddlers. For more information visit the Palmetto Place website or call 803-786-6819.
Pendleton Place Youth Resource Center (Greenville, SC)
Young adults ages 17-24 who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness can receive housing assistance, short-term case management, mentoring, and other services through the resource center. For more information contact Josh Crocker, Independent Living Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (864) 467-3650, or email email@example.com
United Housing Connections Transitional Housing (Greenville, SC)
Provides stability and support for young people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness until they are able to obtain and maintain permanent housing. For more information contact Rachel Reed, Transition Youth Social Worker, at (864) 770-0714 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea Haven Transitional Living Program (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Provides permanent housing through their rental assistance program for young people ages 13-21 who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Sea Haven staff also help with filling out job applications and interviewing for jobs. They’ll even help you with getting your GED, Trade Certificate, or College Degree. For more information, call (843) 213-1133.
Carolina Youth Development Center’s Nu House (Charleston and Berkeley County)
Provides educational, vocational, and other support for young adults ages 18-21 transitioning from foster care to independence. For more information email@example.com, or call (843) 266-5200.
Hope Center for Children Transitional Living (Spartanburg, SC)
Serving youth ages 16 to 21 as well as teen mothers. This program serves young adults who are aging out of the foster care system or those who do not have a safe place to live. For more information or to make a referral contact the program supervisor Latrice Thompson-Chapman at (864) 542-6197.
Lutheran Services Carolinas Supported Living (various locations)
Serving primarily young adults, 18 to 25, who have been in foster care and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. For more information, contact Julie Hood at 843-694-5359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.