• 1535 Confederate Avenue Columbia, SC 29201
  • dss.sc.gov

Resources for Current Parents

If you are parenting a youth in care 13 years or older, please make sure that you and/or your Foster Care caseworker are working with the DSS Independent Living Division at IndependentLiving@dss.sc.gov.


The Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Children, Youth and Families and the Office of Community Services.
The toolkit includes the following resources:

National Youth in Transition Database
Provides information regarding the history and purpose of the NYTD, the first national data collection service for youth aging out of foster care.

SC National Youth in Transition Database

DSS Form 30198 (Nov 14) Funding Request for Independent Living Services
DSS Form 30198 (Nov 14) Instructions under Resources for Youth Transitioning from Care