Transitional Living Program

For Ages 16 up to 21 Years Old
(can turn 22 while in the program)

Located at 305-C Hwy. 15, Hewitt Plaza,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


58 youth accessed the Transitional Living Program in 2014. McKinney Vento reports that over 11,272 of SC youth experience homelessness each year. 677 homeless students attended school during the 2014/2015 school year. Sea Haven knows these numbers are higher for those not registering in Horry County Schools.

The Sea Haven Transitional Living Program is a program that cares about teens and young adults.  We provide free opportunities to help 16 up to 22 year olds prepare for life on their own in the form of case management and life skills instruction.

Working with local agencies to provide safe, stable housing. Rental Assistance through HUD.
Helping you kick bad habits such as smoking, drinking, or using drugs. Substance abuse referrals.
Getting regular check-ups with doctors, dentists, and counselors if necessary.
Help with filling out job applications and interviewing for jobs. Job Readiness program with Vocational Specialist.
Help with getting your Diploma, GED, Trade Certificate, or College Degree.
Teaching teen moms and dads skills to take care of their child/children.

Sea Haven Transitional Living Program is located at
305 C Hwy 15, Hewitt Plaza, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


The TLP Vocational Development component has partnered with community businesses to provide employment and training opportunities to youth participants. Here is a list of businesses that support the mission of Sea Haven TLP:

Legends Grandeur Management
Salsaritas Rio z
Ocean View Funeral Home WMIR Radio

PPM Custom Cycle

Afordable Auto Care

Paul Cooper Landscaping



Starbucks Partnership

Starbucks plans to work along side the staff to provide mentors, supplies, support, and awareness to the Sea Haven programs.

Starbucks Stores in the Myrtle Beach and Mount Pleasant areas (Districk 2032) plan to take part in assisting the youth with job interviews, mentors, as well as other life skills applications when possible: resumes, work skills, and other applicable skills to assist the participants in the program. District 2032 plans to be at events and help sponsor events to get the word out to the community about the programs. District 2032 will also place an "angel" tree in the Surfside store location that will have needed items for Starbucks partners and customers alike to provide for the youth in the program during the holidays. The Surfside location also provides food donations multiple times a week to assist with the needs of the program. District 2032 has already taken part in one event and hired one participant in the program at the Tanger Outlet Store on HWY 17. 


September 25-28, 2012

Sea Haven proudly accepted the ‘Model Program of the Year’ award for the Sea Haven’s Transitional Living Program. Sea Haven also received the ‘Most Outstanding Safe Site’ award for Chris’ Pizza, who has been a longtime supporter of the Sea Haven programs.

Sea Haven staff attended the week conference and interacted with professionals from all over the states to learn more best practices in the field of human services. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to New Orleans, as we met new friends, made new contacts, and learned how to provide more effective services for youth.



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Jasmin Tucker
Case Manager /
Outreach Coodinator


Melinda Lautzenhiser
Director of Operations

Debra Rodgers
Youth Counselor

John Nichols
Vocational Development Specialist
Julie McGorty
Housing Case