Barnwell County Contact Information

Ethel Milhouse-Williams

County Director

Office Hours:

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Physical Address:

Barnwell County DSS
10913 Ellenton St.
Barnwell, SC 29812

Mailing Address:

Barnwell County DSS
P.O. Box 1306
Barnwell, SC 29812

Abuse and Neglect Reporting Hotline

To report known or suspected abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult, call the SCDSS 24/7 Abuse & Neglect Reporting Hotline:

1-888-CARE4US or 1-888-227-3487

Report Abuse/Neglect Online

Apply for SNAP/TANF Benefits

Child Support Customer Service Portal

Report A SNAP/TANF Change

Telephone Numbers:

(803) 541-1200 Main
(803) 541-1209 Fax
(803) 541-1219 Director
(803) 541-1227 SNAP/TANF
(800) 616-1309 SNAP/TANF Services (DSS Connect)
(803) 622-0631 Foster Family and Licensing Support(
(888) 828-3555 Foster Home Licensing (Heartfelt Calling)
(888) 839-0159 Midlands Region Kinship Care

Email This Office

Please do not report abuse or neglect of a child or an adult through email. Use the intake number above to make an anonymous report.


Child Welfare Services Transformation

Best Outcomes for Children and Families

Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.