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June 16, 2022

SC DSS Honors June Employees of the Month


June 16, 2022 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

June 14, 2022

DSS and Community Partners Recognize Elder Abuse Awareness Day in South Carolina


June 15, 2022 - Governor Henry McMaster has declared Wednesday, June 15th as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in South Carolina. The day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the abuse and victimization of older adults in our society. Abuse can be physical and emotional. It can also be neglect or financial exploitation.

June 07, 2022

SC DSS Honors May Employees of the Month


May 19, 2022 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

June 06, 2022

SCDSS Recognizes June as Family Reunification Month


June 6, 2022 - Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed June as Reunification Month in South Carolina. The SC Department of Social Services celebrates families who have reunited after safely and successfully addressing challenges that required agency involvement. These families are once again whole after needing the assistance of the child welfare system as a means of temporary support.

June 06, 2022

Infant Surrendered Safely Under Safe Haven Act


June 6, 2022 – Officials with Summerville Medical Center in Dorchester County recently accepted an infant surrendered under Daniel’s Law, the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

June 02, 2022

REMINDER: Protect Your EBT Card and SNAP Benefits


June 2, 2022 - The South Carolina Department of Social Services reminds SNAP recipients to stay vigilant against unauthorized purchases using their EBT card.


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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.