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June 13, 2019

Statewide Foster Youth Graduation Event June 14th


The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ (SCDSS) Independent Living Program* will hold their 7th Annual Independent Living Program Graduation Celebration for youth in foster care or aftercare who have successfully completed an educational program during the 2018-19 school year and wish to be recognized for this achievement.

May 30, 2019

SC DSS Announces Employees of the Month


The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion. The four most recently selected were: Saranna Casselman, a Benefit Integrity Specialist with Spartanbrug County DSS; Juliet Harley-Myers, an Adult Protective Services Coordinator with Richland County DSS; Melissa Rogers, Foster Care Worker with Oconne County DSS; and Makeshia Sumter, Case Initiation Specialist with the Child Support Division.

May 20, 2019

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Returns to a County Near You


The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) returns this summer with the goals of supplementing the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and supporting South Carolina's small farmers.

May 09, 2019

Notice of Abandonment Florence


Florence County Department of Social Services officials report that an infant was surrendered and placed under the protection of medical professionals at McLeod Regional Medical Center on May 4, 2019.

May 02, 2019

SCDSS Recognizes Foster Care Awareness Month


May marks National Foster Care Awareness Month. It provides an opportunity for the South Carolina Department of Social Services to draw attention to the need for foster parents across the state.

April 30, 2019

SC DSS Names Employees of the Month


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