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South Carolina Department of Social Services

V. Susan Alford, State Director  

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Street Address:

South Carolina
Department of Social Services
1535 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201-1915

Mailing Address:

South Carolina
Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520

General Contact Numbers:

TANF/SNAP, Client Services
(Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
(800) 616-1309
General Information/Constituent Services (803) 898-7601
Office of the State Director (803) 898-7360
Office of General Counsel (803) 898-7368
Communications and Legislative Affairs:
Karen Wingo
(803) 898-8030
Media Calls (803) 898-7602
Americans with Disabilities Coordinator:
Lynn McLendon
(803) 898-8080
DSS Employment dsscareers.org
SC State Employment jobs.sc.gov

Emergency Hotlines & Toll Free Numbers

Abuse & Neglect
Financial Fraud (Vendor/Retailer/DSS Employee) Contact Form
(800) 694-8518
Adoption & Birth Parent Services (800) 922-2504
Children’s Helpline (for foster children) and Out of Home Abuse and Neglect (OHAN) (800) 645-9789
Child Abuse Hotline (National) (800) 422-4453
Child Support Services (800) 768-5858
DAODAS (803) 896-5555
Emergency Information System (803) 898-7851
First Nine Careline (Prenatal Care Information) (800) 868-0404
Individual & Provider Rights / HIPAA (800) 311-7220
Medicaid (888) 549-0820
Palmetto AIDS Life Support Service (PALSS) (800) 922-7319
Parents Anonymous 24-Hour Hotline (800) 326-8621
Sistercare Hotline (800) 637-7606
Women, Infants & Children (800) 868-0404




State Employee Directory

Hotlines

  • To Report Child or Adult Abuse and Neglect call your local county office:
  • For information on SNAP benefits, contact DSS CONNECT at 1-800-616-1309 or any local DSS office during normal business hours.
  • To report Vendor/Retailer/DSS Employee Fraud
  • Report State Agency Fraud (Office of the Inspector General)