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South Carolina Department of Social Services

V. Susan Alford, State Director  

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Reese Palmer
County Director


Welcome to the Richland County DSS office web page!

Contact Us


Richland County DSS
3220 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29204

Eastover Branch Office Address:

Richland County DSS
120 Clarkson St.
Eastover, SC 29044


(803) 714-7300  Main
(803) 714-7301  General Information Fax
(803) 714-7435  Foster Home Licensing
(803) 714-7616  SNAP/Family Independence (Fax)
(803) 353-3295  Eastover Office
(888) 711-7095  Adoptions
(803) 898-8940  Intensive Foster Care & Clinical Services

After Hours Reporting:

(803) 714-7444  Richland County DSS 24-Hour Hotline - protective services intake  


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)