Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth and Adults (COSA/COSA)

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:

[Organizational Chart]

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 information to professionals, students, law enforcement officers, families, and other interested residents. For more information, please call or e-mail Connie Schroyer at (843) 473-5051 or  

COSY 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

         Vacant - Clinical Coordinator

         Phone: (843) 473-5051



COSY Trust:

[COSY Trust]

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

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