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  • Adult Services and Case Management Division

    The mission of Adult Protective Services is to protect the health and welfare of elderly and disabled adults. Adult Protective Services are provided to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and are victims of actual or potential abuse, neglect, or exploitation. This mistreatment may be caused by others or self-inflicted. DSS is authorized, by the Omnibus Adult Protection Act of the South Carolina Code of Laws, to investigate all reports and provide services. Services are provided to meet the adults' basic needs and to ensure their safety. Content Detail

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    SC Department of Social Services
  • Ask-a-Lawyer

    The South Carolina Bar’s free Ask-A-Lawyer telephone service has helped callers with their legal questions for four years, during which it has expanded from two to five days a week and provided free legal help to more than 52,000 callers. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Child Protective and Preventive Services

    If you need to report possible abuse or neglect, or have a question about reporting possible abuse or neglect, please contact your local (county) DSS office. Content Detail

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    SC Department of Social Services
  • Foothills Alliance: Child Advocacy Center

    Victim support and advocacy are made available throughout the investigation and prosecution of each child's case. Content Detail

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    Foothills Alliance
  • Lawyer Referral Service Online

    The Lawyer Referral Service Online provides a list of attorneys by county that participate in the Bar's LRS program. To find an attorney simply click the county in which you live and look for one that practices in the area of law concerning your question. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Office of Children's Affairs Home Page

    The Governor's Office of Children's Affairs advocates for improved services for children and families in the public sector by providing Constituent Services for children and families and reviewing cases through the Children's Case Resolution System (CCRS). The Office of Children's Affairs seeks to ensure the delivery of the best possible services to the children and families of South Carolina. Content Detail

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    Governor's Office of Children's Affairs
  • South Carolina 2-1-1

    Every hour of every day, someone in South Carolina needs essential services-from finding substance abuse assistance, getting the latest information in a crisis, to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent. Faced with a huge number of public and private agencies, help lines, and phone numbers, people often don't know where to turn or how to get through ‘the maze’. In many cases, people end up going without these necessary and readily available services because they do not know where to start. SC 2-1-1 will provide South Carolinians with information about and referrals to services throughout the State for every day needs and in times of crisis. Content Detail

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    United Way / AIRS