Become a Member

"As an organization that works with child welfare, we found it was an easy decision to become a member of PAFCAF. The weekly newsletters keep us up to date about child welfare news that is going on around us and the newsletter provides information about different training initiatives that consistently help our employees grow."

There are many benefits to becoming a new member of PAFCAF. Your organization will receive various member benefits. Each week we will send you the PAFCAF Provider Update newsletter filled with child welfare and policy news and updates. We also send out various member alerts when there are policy proposals, rule changes, contract approvals or changes or even federal legislation that can directly affect your organization and the work you are doing in your communities.
As a member of PAFCAF, you will also be eligible for registration discounts to our annual conference and leadership retreat. Trainings, development initiatives, strategic partnerships and the opportunity to serve on our Board of Directors are a few more benefits your organization will receive as a member of PAFCAF. 

Click here to download our PDF membership brochure.

"PAFCAF is very constantly keeping us up to date about news and updates that cater to child welfare. By becoming a member, we have been able to stay up to date on what is important to our organization."


Regular membership shall be available to any private, not-for-profit or for-profit organization that supports the general mission of the Association and has an active interest in children and families in the State, and which complies with this Article’s provisions and those of related Bylaws, and which is licensed or certified as meeting licensing requirements by the South Carolina Department of Social Services, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, or the South Carolina Department of Education, or their legal successors, to provide preventive services, foster care, residential care, special education, adoption services, behavioral health or family services within the State (“Regular Membership”).

Applying for membership is required, along with a site visit to the applicant's headquarters. The Board of Directors reserves the right to refuse membership to any applicant.

Dues for Regular Members are 0.15% of the previous fiscal year’s operating expenses as shown on Form 990 or audit report.


Associate Membership is possible for any organization or individual that supports the mission of PAFCAF. Organizations eligible to join as Associate Members include but are not limited to corporations/businesses, foundations, other associations, professional societies, educational institutions, advocacy groups, and public agencies. Any organization that meets the criteria for Regular Membership is not eligible to join as an Associate Member.

Dues for Associate Members are as follows:

  • For-profit company: $1,000
  • Not-for-profit organization or public agency: $500
  • Individual: $100

"Finding an organization that has a similar mission statement as us has been rather difficult. So, when we discovered that PAFCAF mirrored our vision, we had to become a member."