Local Offices

The Department of Human Resources  assists people in need by administering a wide range of public assistance programs. Primarily, we help low-income people as well as families and children in crises.

We help low-income county residents access food stamps, medical assistance and temporary cash assistance. And, we help them pay their heating bills when they lack the income to pay it themselves. We also collect and distribute child support payments.

In addition, we investigate allegations of child/adult abuse and neglect. Too often, the silent victims of family violence and volatile family dynamics are children. When necessary, we remove children from their families – either temporarily or for the long term – when the children are not being properly cared for by their families.

The local offices of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR)  stand ready to answer questions and provide guidance and direction on how to access the services and programs we offer.

If there are ever ways that we can be helpful – to you, a family member or a friend of yours – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

**To contact Child Support for all counties, please call 1-800-332-6347

Contact Information

Location Service Phone
Allegany Adoption 301-784-7122
Allegany Adult Protective Services 301-784-7128
Allegany In-Home Services 301-784-7122
Allegany Out-of-Home Services 301-784-7122
Allegany Project Home 301-784-7111
Allegany Social Services to Adults (SSTA) 301-784-7191
Anne Arundel Adoption 410-269-4500
Anne Arundel Foster Care Services 410-897-3901
Calvert County Foster Care Services 443-550-6945
Caroline County Adult Protective Services 410-819-4500
Caroline County In-Home Aide Services 410-819-4500
Caroline County Social Services to Adults (SSTA) 410-819-4500
Carroll County Adoption 410-386-3434
Carroll County Adult Protective Services 410-386-3434
Carroll County Food Stamps 410-386-3494
Carroll County Foster Care Services 410-386-3434
Carroll County In-Home Aide Services 410-386-3434
Carroll County Medical Assistance 410-386-3494
Carroll County Project Home 410-386-3434
Carroll County Social Services to Adults (SSTA) 410-386-3434
Carroll County Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP) 410-386-3494
Cecil County General Information 410-996-0100
Charles County Adoption 301-392-6724
Charles County Adult Protective Services 301-392-6724
Charles County Food Stamps 301-392-6645
Charles County Foster Care Services 301-392-6727
Charles County Medical Assistance 301-392-6645
Charles County Social Services to Adults (SSTA) 301-392-6724
Charles County Temporary Cash Assistance 301-392-6645
Dorchester County General Information 410-901-4100
Frederick County Adoption Services 301-600-2466
Frederick County Adult Protective Services 301-600-2635
Frederick County Adult Protective Services – After Hours 301-564-8230
Frederick County In-Home Aide Services 301-600-2635
Frederick County Project Home 301-600-2635
Garrett County General Information 301-533-3000
Harford County General Information 410-836-4700
Kent County Adoption 410-810-7600
Kent County Foster Care Services 410-810-7600
Montgomery County General Information 240-777-4513
Prince George’s County Adoption 301-909-CARE
Prince George’s County Foster Care Services 301-909-CARE
Prince George’s County In-Home Services 301-909-2228
Prince George’s County Social Services to Adults (SSTA) 301-909-2228
Queen Anne’s County General Information 410-758-8000
Somerset County General Information 410-677-4200
St. Mary’s County Foster care Services 301-475-4700
Talbot county General Information 410-770-4848
Washington county General Information 240-420-2100
Wicomico county General Information 410-713-3900
Worcester county General Information 410-677-6800