About this resource

The recent Consolidated Appropriations Act set aside significant emergency relief for young people with foster care experience who are struggling right now because of the Pandemic.

What does the new law do?

  • Provides resource support for young people from care  ages 14+ and up to 26
  • Until September 2021, it stops termination of services to youth because of their age
  • Allows youth to re-enter foster care (up until age 22) if they aged out of foster care between 4/1/20-9/30/21.
    • When you voluntarily reenter care, there may be some case management

SOUTH CAROLINA RESOURCES

  • Wrap-around case management
  • Financial assistance for basic needs
  • Financial assistance to secure and maintain safe housing
  • Financial assistance for transportation needs
  • Increased ETV (Education & Training Voucher) financial assistance for post-secondary education or vocational program
  • Transitional support services into adulthood
  • Re-entry to South Carolina foster care system

PLEASE NOTE: 

You must call (or you can text!) the Chafee/ETV Hotline 803-995-0835, or email (above), to get more information AND to get your name added onto South Carolina's Pandemic Relief Fund list. 

Eligibility

  • Young person who has experince in foster care, ages 14-26