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Resources for Teens

There are a great number of resources made especially for Teens in care. Continue to check back here for more programs as they are added. 


Lifeline Heritage Builders

East Cooper Baptist in Mt Pleasant is excited to announce that we are launching a new program called Heritage Builders that was created by Lifeline Children's Services to be used by local churches to serve teens in the foster system. It is a life skills class that is designed to meet monthly for 6 months including six full life skills lessons to address the major risk factors youth living in foster care as they prepare to transition to independence. They include: money management, healthy relationships, job and education next steps, self-care, daily living, and navigating available resources. The class is for youth (ages 13-21) in the foster system to help equip them if/before they age out.

It is hosted on the second Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm and supper is provided!

Read the Community Partnership Overview Here

Sign Up Here!

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Three Rivers Respite

Three Rivers Respite is a short-term respite opportunity which is such an important resource for families to continue the challenging work of caring for children in their home. It also gives the children a much-needed break from the hard realities of foster care. Check them out! 


Middle/High School Dates: 

Boys - 5/11/2024 

Girls - 7/20/2024


For other age groups, make sure to review their camp schedule!


Pathways to Success

DSS: Launching our Pathways to Success Program! Utilizing limited additional funds to provide transitional services needed to enhance opportunities that will support young people to experience new things and expand their youth development. These opportunities will help young people learn new skills and build on existing skills to help them move through their journey to successful transition into adulthood. We are utilizing creative approaches of small interactive group workshops and in person activities to maximize engagement!

  • Eligibility: Current foster youth aged 14 until 21st birthday AND former foster youth/young adult with AfterCare Service Line and have not reached age 21

  • Opportunities include, but not limited to:

    • Spring and Summer Break camps/activities

    • Youth Leadership Development

    • Housing Stability

    • Academic Progression

    • Financial Literacy

    • Readiness workshop series for College, Employment, and Housing

  • $$ Incentives for completion of the various series workshops

Email : for more information. 


Wheels of Hope

This program provides donated cars to foster care youth so they may pursue their goals of continuing education and employment, allowing for a more successful transition into adulthood. Transportation is a huge part of a child's success! 


Who Qualifies? 


SC Resident in foster care

Have a Valid Driver's license 

Employed or attending school 


Car Donation: 


Donating a vehicle will give a youth involved with the foster care system an opportunity to have transportation to make steps towards independence. This is a critical part of success for youth who are aging out of foster care. 


All donations will include a tax write off. 


Please contact Kelly Green for additional information. 

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