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Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program kicks off June 1st

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program returns to South Carolina on Wednesday, June 1st. Every year the Department of Social Services partners with the USDA and senior serving organizations to give nutritious produces to seniors in all 46 counties. To qualify the senior must be age 60 or older with a yearly income of around $23,000…

3 charged in connection to elderly abuse caught on tape

The children accused in the incident are in DSS custody, Video is disturbing

Sumter Co., SC (WOLO) —- The Sumter County Sheriff’s office has arrested three adults and placed several juveniles in the custody of DSS after video surfaced of the children abusing an elderly relative. We want to warn you, the video released to us by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is hard to watch. According to the Sumter County Sheriff Anthony…

DSS, South Carolinians walk in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

COLUMBIA (WOLO): A wave of purple walked down Bull Street Tuesday morning to raise awareness of world elder abuse. Governor Henry McMaster declared June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in South Carolina, and the Department of Social Services hosted their inaugural walk to show support for Columbia’s elderly community. 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and older experience…

Nearly 800 children in DSS custody remain unaccounted for

The reports was revealed Wednesday saying the children have been missing since schools shut down due to pandemic

ABC Columbia (FILE) COLUMBIA, SC (WCIV) — A report Wednesday to South Carolina lawmakers reveals 780 children across the state remain unaccounted for since March, when schools shut down in-person instruction and sent students home in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Officials with South Carolina’s Dept. of Social Services (DSS) say those 780 children are ones its agency staff, school…

DSS continues push to find more foster families, help more children

Nearly 500 children in the Midlands are under foster care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) is continuing its push to encourage more people to sign up and become foster parents. Nearly 500 children in the Midlands are in need of a foster family. With more children across the country in need of a stable home environment, Randi Fullwood, the Midlands Regional Foster Home Licensing…