A voluntary parenting program that works to make families stronger so they can build stronger children.

Community-Based Prevention Services program (CBPS)

Our community-based prevention program reaches out to struggling parents who have been referred to the Department of Social Services but do not meet the level of threat to safety of the children necessary for state-mandated intervention. It is a diversion program to increase parental capacity and reduce risk for children. This program is part of the SC Coalition for Strengthening Families led by Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY).


CBPS offers:

  • Parent support
  • Family counseling services
  • Parent education
  • Connections to community agencies
  • Relationship building 
  • Anger management

We serve five counties that are referred by the Department of Social Services:

  • Aiken
  • Bamberg
  • Barnwell
  • Edgefield
  • McCormick