Resources Developed by Youth in Foster Care

GOALL, Go Out and Learn Life, is the youth advisory board for the Department of Social Services. The youth on the board are in Foster Care. Below are resources developed by GOALL.

Resources for Youth Transitioning from Care

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. State and regional contact information can be found here.


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

As part of its reform efforts, SCDSS entered into a Final Settlement Agreement regarding the Michelle H., federal class action lawsuit and has committed to short-term, intermediate, and long-term systemic improvements for children in foster care.

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