Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY)

COSY’s mission is to plan, develop and facilitate an effective continuum of support for Beaufort County youth and their families needing coordinated services; to promote and advocate for family-centered practices and local services in the least restrictive setting possible.

COSY achieves this mission through the establishment and facilitation of, and participation in, community-wide multidisciplinary teams.

  • Services Planning Team: Maximizes inter-agency collaboration, with child and family involvement, to develop, implement, and assess service recommendations.
  • Universal Staffing Team: Build collaborative efforts to assist Beaufort County children to be healthy and ready for success upon entering school.

COSY was founded on the idea that local community professionals could provide better therapeutic service coordination by being more family-centered, minimizing family disruption and reducing the cost of services. COSY is made up of local professionals with a vested interest in the welfare of OUR COMMUNITY. By addressing the needs of our children and families, we can prevent or minimize further crisis in the future.

COSY Organizational Structure:


COSY Monthly Training:

COSY seeks to increase the skill sets of local professionals by providing ten free public monthly trainings that enable them to meet state social work licensure requirements. These sessions provide valuable informatino to professionals, students, law enforcement officers, families, and other interested residents. For more information, please call or e-mail Julia Ardoin at (843) 521-3150 or  

COSY Staff:

A Facilitator and Administrative Staff are hired by Beaufort County to serve the interests of the community.

         Fred Leyda – Facilitator, Director of Human Services

         Deborah McCoy - Clinical Coordinator

         E-mail:; Office: 843.521.3150

COSY Trust:

[COSY Trust]

The COSY office is located at USCB in Beaufort (801 Carteret Street) in room 118 of the Sandstone Building (on the corner of Carteret Street and Duke Street).

The mailing address for COSY is:

P.O. Drawer 1228

Beaufort, SC 29901-1228

We hope you find this information helpful and informative. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.