Independent Living Program

“If anyone ever asked me what Florence Crittenton of Charleston, SC means to me I honestly could answer saying it has changed my life for the better. The program was open for me when I had nowhere else to go. The program gave me the materials to finish school, prepare for my child, also to grow as a person and as a parent. I look back and I am so grateful for the classes that they gave us to take, like the parenting classes, the career counseling, birthing classes and so many more! I don’t know what I would have done without the clothes, diapers, and other things I need for my son, that I earned at FCP. Also, FCP gave me more than just a place to stay and the opportunity to become a better person, but FCP also gave me lifelong friends that were going through the same thing I was at the same time, and are still going through those struggles. To this day I still talk to some of the girls I was in FCP with and some staff members. I don’t know what I would have ever done without Florence Crittenton. FCP Changed my life and I am a better person because of it, and a better parent.”

Our Impact

Last year our young women

  • 90% improved their grades or completed classes

  • 100% improved job readiness skills,

  • 96% improved parenting skills,
  • 86% delivered a healthy birth-weight baby

About Our Home

In our residential group living environment, our young women receive 24-hour care and supervision. Parenting residents will have a single room and non-parenting residents may have to share a bedroom and bathrooms. The living room, classroom, and dining room are shared common areas in which our young women spend time bonding, watching TV, participating in activities, listening to music, and getting creative. We have family-style meals, and each of our young women are expected to complete chores consistent with other teens.

Program Eligibility

  • pregnant or a female with an infant under 1 year old

  • 14 – 20 years old

  • lives in the state of South Carolina

  • working to complete school/GED or willing to obtain employment

  • able to get along with others

  • willing to commit to her care plan

Our Services

  • 24 hour care and supervision in a group environment

  • healthy meals and snacks

  • prenatal care

  • parenting classes

  • education support for primary, secondary, and post-secondary programs

  • group and individual counseling

  • emotional support and encouragement

  • job readiness and life skills training

  • transportation

  • educational, cultural, and social activities

  • case management assistance with postpartum planning

How to Apply

If you are interested in a private placement for a young woman, please email

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