Richland County DSS

Columbia, SC - 29204

Richland County DSS Contact Info

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3220 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC - 29204


  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


(803) 714-7300

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Information on Services

The  mission is to serve South Carolina by promoting the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, helping individuals achieve stability and strengthening families.

DSS provides protective services for children and vulnerable adults, adoption, and foster care services. 

It administers federal Title IV-B Child Welfare Services and Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance program. 

The Department is the administrator of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. 

The Department also establishes standards for and licenses child care providers and residential group homes for children.

DSS programs:

Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which provides employment and training for people receiving cash assistance. 

The Department administers food assistance programs in every county in South Carolina. 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal benefit to assist low income people in the purchase of food. 

Also, a commodities program distributes supplemental food through a network of food banks. 

Other food programs provide financial assistance for child and adult care providers, homeless shelters and summer feeding sites for children. 

The Department also administers the child support enforcement program under federal Title IV-D and other child support services, including fatherhood initiatives.


2021-03-27 14:18:33

I really need every dollar of food stamp that could be awarded to me.

2021-03-12 09:30:18

I called for the fourth time after being put on hold each time and NO person ever came on line to talk. On my FIFTH call after 17 rings someone said hold and it has been 33 minutes and NO ONE has picked up to talk to me VERY POOR customer service. I just needed a direct phone number to give to my grandson who had P-EBT food monies and now needs EBT as he is a homeless person, by court decision. He has twice filled out the EBT form and NEVER HAD A RESPONSE. VERY POOR SERVICE. He is trying to get what he qualifies for including FOOD MONIES.

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