September 20, 2019


After more than two decades, the Palmetto Automated Child Support System (PACSS) and the centralized State Disbursement Unit (SDU) are, finally, fully operational statewide and federally certified. That’s worth celebrating for so many reasons but, most importantly, because it means a better way of serving children and families in South Carolina and the end of substantial federal penalties.

September 11, 2019

SCDSS, Gov. McMaster Recognize Kinship Care

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster are recognizing September as Kinship Care Awareness Month.

August 30, 2019

SC DSS Names New 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.

August 27, 2019

York County Woman Selected as Caseworker of the Month

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) would like to congratulate Zanaiya Lytle for being selected as the South Carolina Foster Parent Association’s Caseworker of the Month for August.

August 19, 2019

Program Helps Columbia Woman Earn Nursing Degree

Marquita Moss, a 33-year-old single mother of two, started the Project HOPE program in January of 2018, and this August, she completed her associate’s degree in nursing with a GPA of 3.0. The goal of this program is to offer participants an opportunity to pursue a healthcare profession that provides sustainable wages to better support their families, said Wanda Bailey, SCDSS Director of Project HOPE.

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.

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.