Family Success Coach Program

Family Success Coach with grandparents, parents and son
  • Children who have experienced foster care due to abuse or neglect continue to have risks that negatively impact their well-being after they exit care. As a result, Success Coaches work with these children and families to provide them with tools to increase their protective factors and mitigate their risk factors.

Family Success Coach Services are a free, post-permanency support program that offers guidance, education, and enhanced case-management services for families who have experienced foster care. The Success Coach will work with the family to problem-solve, improve relationships, advocate for resources, build resiliency, and keep families together.

What can the Success Coach assist with?

  • Social/emotional support
  • Behavioral/mental health concerns
  • Educational support/advocacy
  • Parenting skills/discipline
  • Family communication
  • Financial planning
  • Connections to benefits/resources
  • Employability/career resources


Services are offered to families who have a child leave the foster care system for a permanent placement. This includes Reunified, Kinship and Adoptive Families.

Reunified Families or Kinship: Placement

  • Child must have exited foster care before the age of 16 and be under the age of 18 at the time of the Family Success Service Agreement.
    • NOTE: Families with older children may still receive services if there is another child(ren) living in the home who exited foster care and is under the age of 16.
  • Child must have been in the custody of the SC Department of Social Services (SCDSS).
  • Child must currently reside in either Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester County.
  • Family has a closed case with SCDSS or is in the process of having their case closed.
    • If the referral source is the family’s SCDSS foster care/adoptions caseworker, the Success Coach will make efforts to complete a joint initial face-to-face meeting with the referred family prior to their case being closed with the Department.

Adoptive Families:

  • Finalized adoption has occurred through foster care, stepparent, internationally, or privately.
  • Child must be under the age of 18 at the time of the Family Success Service Agreement.
Available in the following Counties:
  • Berkeley
  • Charleston
  • Dorchester
Think the Family Success Coach program might be a good fit for you or someone you know? Click on the button below to fill our inquiry form and learn more information!