Collaborative Organization of Services for Adults

COSA’s mission is to plan, develop, and facilitate an effective continuum of support for Beaufort County’s vulnerable adults by eliminating barriers to service and promoting informal systems of care.

Our vision is that all vulnerable adults in Beaufort County and their families will receive the support they need to be healthy and successful members of our community.


In past years, COSY - true to its name! - has focused on coordinating services for youth. However, we have learned that problems at home may not necessarily be with the child themselves but lie within adults the child is residing with. The child struggling with unresolved trauma today will be the challenged adult of tomorrow. It is therefore difficult to resolve a child’s needs while simultaneously struggling to adequately resolve the needs of that child’s family.


To that end, COSY expanded its Board of Directors in early Spring of 2016 to include Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort Housing Authority, United Way of the Lowcountry, and the Beaufort County Detention Center. The goal of this expansion is to develop a coordinated system of care for vulnerable adults or adults with special needs. Ultimately, it is our intention to provide a collaborative model of treatment for adults in need of coordinated care for complex issues and to treat families holistically. It is also a preventative measure in which we ensure that the problematic adults we interact with have their problems resolved effectively rather than allowing those problems to encompass their children as well.  


COSA Organizational Structure:


COSA Staff:

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

         Fred Leyda – Facilitator, Director of Human Services

         Connie Schroyer – Sr. Administrative Supervisor

         Phone: (843) 473-5051

         E-mail: cosy@uscb.edu 

 


Office: 705 Prince Street, USCB Barnwell House, Beaufort, SC 29902

Mailing: P.O. Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228