News

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.

July 01, 2019

SC DSS Honors 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.

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.


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.