About FSC

We are here to help individuals and families in South Carolina grow stronger, healthier and happier.

Family Service Center of South Carolina is a multi-service nonprofit agency, where our diverse programs include:

FSC’s diverse programs will help you:

  • Strengthen Your Family
  • Get Financial Education & Counseling
  • Care for Your Health & Wellness
  • Develop Your Career & Workforce

Our Mission

To build and strengthen self-sufficient individuals and families through improved physical health,emotional well-being, financial stability and educational opportunities.


Family Service Center was originally founded in 1816 as the Ladies Benevolent Society, when Columbia was just a 25-year-old village. Tradition has it that a Columbia matron returned from a years stay in England, full of enthusiasm for the social reform that was the rage in London at the time. She organized a group of women, representing all religions, and founded a society to help, the sick, the hungry and the wayward.


FSC is a member agency of the United Way of the Midlands, United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties, United Way of Florence County, the South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations, and the Alliance for Children and Families. In addition, FSC is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide housing counseling and is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation, an international accrediting agency dedicated to ensuring that agencies like FSC operate according to rigorous standards of excellence.

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