With a shortage of loving, supportive foster homes in our area, and throughout the state, the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) is seeking to bridge that service gap.


CAPA is a licensed Child Placing Agency to recruit, train, and support, non-therapeutic resource (foster) families in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, Allendale, and Hampton counties.

CAPA accepts all caring, committed applicants without regard to race, religion, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

What is a resource family?

Also known as a foster family, a resource family is a caring adult(s) with the ability, resources, and willingness to provide a safe and nurturing environment for a child to join their family until reunification is possible. There are five competency categories:

  • Protecting and nurturing children (safety)
  • Meeting children’s developmental needs and addressing developmental delays (well-being)
  • Supporting relationships between children and their families (permanency)
  • Connecting children to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime (permanency)
  • Working as a member of a professional team

Why CAPA’s Resource Family Program?

  • We have over 30 years of experience working with foster children
  • We provide comprehensive training, case management, and support
  • You become a member of Team CAPA

This project is supported by United Way of the Lowcountry, The Bargain Box of Hilton Head, TJX Foundation, and Federal Formula Grant 15POVC-21-GG-00597-ASSI awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, coordinates the activities of the following program offices and bureaus: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justices, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. A point of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and does not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

SC regulations require all parents in the home to be over the age of 21. You do not have to be married.