News

August 09, 2019

DSS Warns Public of Phishing Scam


The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) recently learned of possible phishing scams in an attempt to acquire personal identifying information from individuals perceived to be recipients of federal benefit programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). It has been reported these scams may include threatening people with an arrest. DSS has reported these possible phishing scams to the proper authorities and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

August 05, 2019

SC DSS Recognizes Employees of the Month


The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month Program honors staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

July 24, 2019

York County DSS to host Back to School Bash


The York County Department of Social Services will host an inaugural Back to School Bash from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the DSS office, 933 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

July 18, 2019

Notice of Abandonment -- Greenwood


Greenwood County EMS Medic 50 was presented with an infant child under the Daniel’s Law on July 17, 2019.

July 15, 2019

Summer Camp Safety


What Questions Should I Ask Before Enrolling my Child in a Summer Camp Program? As the largest child serving agency in South Carolina, the Department of Social Services (DSS) has a responsibility to help parents access safe, affordable, quality child care. Our child care staff work hard to ensure that children are provided a safe, nurturing and high-quality environment in which to learn and grow.

July 03, 2019

Notice of Abandonment -- Greenwood


Medical Professionals at Self-Regional Hospital in Greenwood County received an infant July 3, 2019, under Daniel’s Law. Under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, Greenwood County DSS took custody of the child.


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.