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📣 Join the South Carolina Family Voice Alliance! 🤝


Have you experienced the Child Welfare System as a parent in South Carolina? Are you passionate about making a difference in Child Welfare practice and policy? We're thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for you to be a part of the South Carolina Family Voice Alliance in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services.


What We Stand For:
  • Creating trust and support
  • Empowering informed decision-making
  • Amplifying the voices of birth parents
  • Enhancing Child Welfare practice and policy


Who Can Apply:
  • Parents who have had a Child Welfare Investigation, Family Preservation or Foster Care Case
  • Parents who are committed to attending monthly meetings and engaging in positive change.


Our alliance is all about family-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive approaches. We value your expertise and lived experiences!
If you're ready to contribute to meaningful change and ensure families are at the forefront of decision-making, we want YOU to join us!


To apply, visit and help us shape the future of Child Welfare in South Carolina. Your voice matters!

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Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.