Human Services Alliance

The purpose of the Alliance is to promote and sustain activities that improve the quality of life for all Beaufort County residents by creating coordinated, comprehensive, and integrated systems of human services by:

  • Developing a unified vision of human services
  • Tracking and measuring quantitative improvements in the quality of life in Beaufort County
  • Promoting multi-system collaboration and best practices
  • Providing guidance to public and private funding agencies
  • Educating the public, decision makers, and service providers on trends, issues and needed actions
  • Facilitating mechanisms to educate and link the general public to needed services or assistance
  • Facilitating mechanisms to educate and train human service providers and professionals

The Human Services Alliance is committed to:

  • Promoting and implementing a strength-based, asset-based approach
  • Inclusiveness in membership
  • Leveraging resources across systems
  • Creating cultures of synergy through partnership, collaboration, mutual support and networking
  • Ensuring the flexibility to respond to new or emerging needs
  • Ongoing strategic planning
  • Continuing assessment and development of knowledge and capabilities

Together for Beaufort County (T4BC)

Together for Beaufort County is a community-wide collaborative process to identify and address specific issues confronting the citizens of Beaufort County. It further develops a series of indicators that will allow us, together, to monitor progress as we address these issues. Much of the data to support our claims is obtained from the records of various public and private organizations.  This report will provide a valuable resource for the entire community, influencing development decisions, assisting organizations in their planning, and encouraging dialogue among citizens to bring about community change.

T4BC is one component of the Alliance and consists of community indicators divided across several encompassing issues. Together, we pool resources and address community needs and concerns around issues of economy, education, social wellbeing, environmental stewardship, and health and safety throughout Beaufort County. You can view the Together for Beaufort County 2012 Report by clicking on the links to the right. Soon, community members will be able to access data via our new website!

The Human Services Alliance Organizational Structure:

[Organizational Chart]

How to Join the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance:

Membership may be comprised of any individual organization who is committed to improving the quality of life for all residents of Beaufort County. Membership is completely free. Any agency may complete a Membership Agreement by clicking here and submitting the completed form to Ben Boswell at respect@uscb.edu.

Alliance meetings are held quarterly on the fifth Wednesday of the month. Anyone interested can attend these meetings regardless of membership; meetings are free to attend and serve as a great networking opportunity. For an organization to be considered an active member of the Alliance, they must be represented at three of the past four quarterly Alliance meetings and/or regularly participate at appropriate T4BC coalition meetings.

Beaufort County Human Services Alliance Newsletter:  

The Alliance distributes a county-wide weekly e-mail outlining Alliance updates, community resources, trainings, and other opportunities. To sign up for this newsletter, please subscribe here.   

Human Services Alliance Staff:

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

         Fred Leyda – Facilitator, Director of Human Services

         Ben Boswell – Administrative Manager, Assistant to the Director

         E-mail: respect@uscb.edu; Office: 843.521.3153


The Alliance 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 the Alliance 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.