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South Carolina Department of Social Services

V. Susan Alford, State Director  

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Gayle Vickery
Interim County Director


Welcome to the Pickens County DSS office web page!

Contact Us


Pickens County DSS
212 McDaniel Ave.
Pickens, SC 29671


(864) 898-5810  Main
(864) 898-5819  Fax
(888) 828-3555  Heartfelt Calling Foster Home Licensing
(864) 898-5292  Report Abuse & Neglect
(864) 898-5599  SNAP/Family Independence (Fax)
(800) 868-6595  Adoptions
(864) 467-4921  Intensive Foster Care & Clinical Services

After Hours Reporting:

(864) 898-5500  Abuse & Neglect  


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)