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South Carolina Department of Social Services

V. Susan Alford, State Director  

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Sylvia Mitchum
County Director


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Contact Us


Charleston County DSS
3366 Rivers Ave.
N. Charleston, SC 29405


(843) 953-9400  Main
(843) 953-9678  Director
(843) 953-9422  Child Protective Services
(800) 588-1543  Foster Home Licensing
(843) 953-9422  Adult Protective Services
(843) 953-9620  SNAP/Family Independence (Fax)
(800) 953-9700  Child Support Services
(800) 922-1518  Adoptions
(843) 740-1570  Intensive Foster Care & Clinical Services

After Hours Reporting:

(843) 953-9422    


E-mail This Office


  • 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)