Department of Social Services (DSS)

https://dss.sc.gov/

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Address:

Horry County DSS
1951 Industrial Park Rd.
Conway, SC 29526

Loris Office Address:

Horry County DSS
3815 Walnut St.
Loris, SC 29569

Myrtle Beach Office Address:

Horry County DSS
1203 21st Ave North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

South Strand Office Address:

Horry County DSS
9630 Scipio Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

(843) 366-1600 Main
(843) 366-1650 Fax – Administration
(843) 366-1651 Fax – Human Services
(843) 366-1652 Fax – Economic Services
(843) 366-1653 Fax – Legal Department
(843) 915-8951 South Strand Office
(800) 763-6637 Adoptions
(843) 366-1600 Intensive Foster Care & Clinical Services – Main
(843) 413-6465 Resource Family Unit/Foster Home – Main
(877) 670-3576 Resource Family Unit/Foster Home – Toll Free
(843) 661-4750 Child Support Services – Main
(800) 768-5858 Child Support Services – Toll-Free
(843) 661-6623 Child Care Services – Main
(800) 556-7445 Child Care Services – Toll-Free
(800) 616-1309 SNAP/FI (TANF) Services
(888) 854-4317 Region 4 Kinship Care
(843) 366-1601 Intake Report Line

Report Abuse:
(843) 366-1600 (Select Language; under English, press 3)
After Hours Reporting:
(843) 248-1520 Horry County Police
911 Horry County Law Enforcement

DSS provides the following services:

  • Adoption
  • Child Care Services
  • ABC Child Care Program- voucher program makes payments to providers to care for low income children so parents care work
  • Head Start- Comprehensive school readiness program for kids 0-5 years old to ensure they start school ready to learn.
  • Child Support Enforcement- helps to establish paternity and enforce court orders for child support
  • Disaster Response-  mass shelter, feeding, first aid and family well being during disasters
  • Domestic Violence Assistance- to provide emergency shelter and battering intervention services
  • FamilyIndependence (FI) - Family Independence is a time-limited program that assists families with dependent children when families cannot provide for their basic needs.
  • RefugeeResettlementProgram (RRP) - The Refugee Resettlement Program is established to help newly arriving population of refugees become self-sufficient in the shortest timeframe following their arrival in the United States.
  • Father Registry- gives a man who has fathered a child the right to be notified when an adoption or termination of paternal rights occurs.
  • Food Assistance Programs- Summer Food Service Program, Emergency Shelters Food Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition, Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • SupplementalNutritionAssistanceProgram (SNAP) - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, serves as the foundation of America’s national nutrition safety net, working to end hunger and improve the health of low-income people by helping families buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
  • Protection Services- Adult Protective Services, Domestic Violence Support, Child Protective Services
  • Safe Haven for Abandoned Infants- if you are concerned about being able to care for your new born baby the state provides alternatives to abandoning your baby
  • Foster Care Services