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South Carolina Department of Social Services

V. Susan Alford, State Director  

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John Dunne
County Director


Welcome to the Dorchester County DSS office web page!

Contact Us

 Office Hours:

  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Main Office Address:

Dorchester County DSS
216 Orangeburg Rd.
Summerville, SC 29483

St. George Branch Address:

Dorchester County DSS
201 Johnston St.
St. George, SC 29477


(843) 821-0444  Main
(843) 821-0444, ext. 3017  Foster Home Licensing
(843) 563-9524  St. George Branch Office
(843) 875-2380  SNAP/Family Independence (Fax)
(800) 922-1518  Adoptions
(843) 740-1570  Intensive Foster Care & Clinical Services

After Hours Reporting:

(843) 873-5111  Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services  


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)