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February 20, 2024

SC DSS Honors February Employees of the Month


February 16, 2024 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

February 12, 2024

SCDSS Launches Wage Enhancement Program to Provide Supplemental Income to Child Care Educators and Staff


February 12, 2024 - South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) SC Endeavors program announces the launch of SC BOO$T, a pilot program that provides bonuses directly to qualified individuals employed in child care facilities in South Carolina. This is a unique chance for child care professionals to receive wage bonuses while doing the job they love using a limited, one-time source of federal money.

February 02, 2024

Infant Safely Surrendered in Richland County Under Safe Haven Act


February 2, 2024 – Healthcare professionals at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Richland County recently accepted an infant surrendered under Daniel’s Law, the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, on Thursday, February 1, 2024. The SC Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act provides a safe, legal option to surrender infants up to 60 days old at designated locations outlined by law.

January 23, 2024

SCDSS Announces New Anderson County Director


January 23, 2024 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) would like to announce Bailey Johnson as the new Anderson County DSS Director as of January 17, 2024.

January 19, 2024

SC DSS Honors January Employees of the Month


January 19, 2024 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

January 19, 2024

SC DSS Honors December Employees of the Month


January 1, 2024 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.


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