The South Carolina Department of Social Services was renamed in 1972 from the Department of Public Welfare. The agency is responsible for providing state residents with assistance and protection programs. The Department of Social Services ensures the safety of children and adults who cannot protect themselves and assisting families to achieve stability through child support, child care, financial and other temporary benefits while transitioning into employment.

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  • Dental visits 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-10)
    This flyer gives information for providers who handle dental care for foster children.
  • SCDSS COVID-19 expenditure report as of 11/01/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-11-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Social Services’ allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SCDSS COVID-19 expenditure report as of 10/01/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-10-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Social Services’ allocation from the CARES Act.
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services child welfare quality assurance review report Darlington County 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-11-15)
    This report describes the results of the South Carolina Department of Social Services Darlington County Quality Assurance Review. The period under review was September 1, 2020 to the date the case was reviewed, which was ...
  • Cash Assistance Program recipients and cash assistance all benefits 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-10)
    These statistics are broken down by county, cases, children, total recipients, and cash assistance.
  • Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund monthly detailed expenditure report 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-01)
    This details the expenditures of the South Carolina Department of Social Services’ allocation from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.
  • SNAP participation November 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-11)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons, and benefits.
  • SNAP participation October 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-10)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons, and benefits.
  • SNAP participation September 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-09)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons, and benefits.
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-12)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-11)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-10)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-09)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-08)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-05)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-04)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS, Special Issue 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-03)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-03)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-01)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...
  • News and updates from SCDSS 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2020-12)
    News and Updates is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Social Services emailed to subscribers and converted to a PDF by State Library staff. The newsletter includes information about services from DSS, events, and ...

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