Greenville County DSS

Greenville, SC
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301 University Ridge
Greenville, SC - 29603

(864) 467-7797 Click to call There are no comments. Be the first to leave one below. Go To Website
About Greenville County DSS

Services provided at this office: State run Family Independence Program. Family Independence is a time-limited program that assists families with dependent children when families cannot provide for their basic needs. The program assists low income families meet basic needs by providing cash assistance, supportive services, and training and employment opportunities. The Family Independence Program is designed to serve both single-parent and two-parent families, as well as households with disabled adults. In many instances these families would be eligible for SNAP benefits and Medicaid. Eligibility Low income families with dependent children may be eligible for these services. Families must be residents of South Carolina and willing to participate in the Family Independence Work Program. Applicants must assist in pursuing child support from parents absent from the household. After eligibility determination, a case manager works with the family to develop a plan to achieve self-sufficiency within 24 months. This involves evaluating the family through interviews, assessments and screening tools. The plan includes employment preparation through training, work experience, and job search. Families are provided with support services and a monthly stipend to support the plan. Services Provided: Employment planning and placement classes Monthly stipend Work experience Community service On-the-job training Limited vocational education Childcare and transportation for training and employment Limited transitional services with employment Earned income tax credit Relocation to obtain employment Child support services You can apply online, or complete, sign and return an application to the local Department of Social Services in the county of residence. Applications can be obtained through any county Department of Social Services office.

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