Opened in Spring 2019, NuHouse is a residential group home located on CYDC’s North Charleston campus providing transitional housing for youth aging out of foster care. Young adults ranging in age from 17 to 21 years old live in a supportive environment that focuses on helping young adults transition, with skills and confidence, to living independently.

NuHouse is run with a house parent model. Two sets of married couples trade off living in the home around the clock for one week at a time. This model is designed to provide stability while also exposing youth to healthy adult relationships. Houseparents assist the youth with everyday skills including budgeting, cooking, buying and maintaining a vehicle, gathering documents such as birth certificates and licenses, all of which are geared towards independent living.

“This has really been my home and I am so thankful to CYDC for helping me grow. I am the first in my family to hold down a job and I couldn’t have done it without your guidance.”
Former NuHouse Resident


  • Licensed for 0-21 however the program focuses on young adults ages 17 -20.
  • All residents are referred for the program by DSS.
  • Once in NuHouse, you must follow the below requirements:
    • Working toward continued education (GED,
      finishing high school & college)
    • Learning independent living skills
    • Employed in some capacity (job shadow,
      part-time employment or full time, internships, SC works workshops)

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