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South Carolina Department of Social Services

V. Susan Alford, State Director  

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for Customers The "for Children and Families" section can help you find programs, services and information.

We can help you meet basic needs, cope with illness, emergencies, or other challenges to self-sufficiency. Use this section to learn how to improve and maintain health and well-being.

You can find our most requested services listed below.

To find additional information and programs, click through our related links on the right hand side of the page.

Most Requested Services

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, serves as the foundation of America's national nutrition safety net, working to end hunger and improve the health of low-income people by helping families buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
  • Family Independence - Family Independence (FI) is a time-limited program that assists families with dependent children when families cannot provide for their basic needs.

Other Programs & Services


  • 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)