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South Carolina Department of Social Services

V. Susan Alford, State Director  

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Melissa Parker
County Director


Welcome to the Cherokee County DSS office web page!

Contact Us


Cherokee County DSS
1434 N. Limestone St.
Gaffney, SC 29342


(864) 487-2704  Main
(888) 828-3555  Heartfelt Calling Foster Home Licensing
(864) 487-2512  SNAP/Family Independence (Fax)
(800) 868-6595  Adoptions
(864) 594-4950  Intensive Foster Care & Clinical Services

After Hours Reporting:

(864) 487-2747  Abuse & Neglect
911   Child and Adult Protective Services  


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  • 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)