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March 25, 2020

FRAUD ALERT: USDA Warns of Scams Targeting SNAP Recipients


(Washington, D.C., March 24, 2020) – Be on the lookout for potential scammers using the COVID-19 situation to steal personal information, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) warned Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants today. USDA is issuing this warning after receiving reports of several possible SNAP fraud attempts.

March 18, 2020

Celebrating Child and Adult Care Food Program Week


The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) recognizes March 15 through March 21 as CACFP Week. The federally funded program provides meal reimbursements to child and adult care centers, child care homes, afterschool programs and emergency shelters for serving nutritious snacks and meals.

March 18, 2020

SCDSS Warns Public of Phishing Scams


The South Carolina Department of Social Services recently learned of a possible phishing scam 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).

March 04, 2020

SC DSS Honors February 2020 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.

March 02, 2020

DSS Recognizes March as National Social Work Month


Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed March as National Social Work Month. Nationally, the official theme, created by the National Association of Social Workers, is Social Workers: Generations Strong.


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.