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South Carolina Region

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Welcome to NYAP’s home page for the State of South Carolina!  As an organization, we are excited for the opportunities this wonderful state has to offer as we creatively seek and implement programs and services that help communities and people thrive.


NYAP’s leadership team in South Carolina is actively involved in identifying the local needs of various communities throughout the state. Through this involvement, we partner with various governmental and private agencies throughout the State all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

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NYAP - South Carolina


4000 Faber Place Drive

Suite 300

North Charleston, SC 29405


(800) 686-8958 - SC Referral Number


State Director:

Cathy Milles


Program Manager:

Emma Schmitt

NYAP in collaboration with South Carolina’s Department of Social Services, Families First provides Family Engagement Services in 3 of the 5 regions which are comprised of 26 counties in Upstate South Carolina, the Pee Dee region, and the low country. NYAP also provides Family Group Conferencing services in all counties in region 2 and 5 which is comprised of the Midlands and the western most half of the state.


NYAP provides these services as Master Contractor for a coalition of provider agencies ensuring comprehensive service to families in each region. Family Engagement Services are designed to empower families whose children are involved in the child welfare system and to assist those families in developing plans to ensure the safety and well-being of their children.  

Family Engagement Services


Family Engagement Services include an array of services such as Family Team Meetings, Family Group Conferences, and assessments of unlicensed relative placements when children cannot be kept safely in their own home.

South Carolina's Programs & Services

South Carolina

For more information about Family Engagement Services or for general questions about NYAP’s South Carolina Program, please contact our South Carolina Executive Director, Cathy Milless, at 

“I am looking forward to expanding NYAP’s work in this important state and joining forces with the many public and private agencies and individuals dedicated to having a positive impact in the lives of South Carolina’s children and families.”

 Cathy Milless, Executive Director, South Carolina

Regions 1, 3 and 4



Region 1:

  • Anderson

  • Cherokee

  • Greenville

  • Pickens

  • Spartanburg

  • Oconee

Region 3:

  • Allendale

  • Beaufort

  • Berkeley

  • Charleston

  • Colleton

  • Dorchester

  • Jasper

  • Hampton

Region 4:

  • Chesterfield

  • Clarendon

  • Darlington

  • Dillon

Region 4:

  • Georgetown

  • Florence

  • Horry

  • Lee

Region 4:

  • Marlboro

  • Marion

  • Sumter

  • Williamsburg

Here's a note from our leadership team:

  • Coordinators - Statewide

  • Certified Investigators - Statewide

  • Recorders - Statewide

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