Howard County


Howard CountyKaren Butler
Karen Butler
Director

Howard County DSS

7121 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046

Phone & Email
P: (410) 872-8700
E: howco.dss@maryland.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 8:00 am until 7:00 pm

Report Child & Adult Abuse & Neglect

call (410) 872-4203.

Child & Adult Abuse
After Hours Reports
(after 4:30 pm, weekends, holidays),
call Police Communications – 410-313-2929

Fax Child & Adult Abuse Reports to 410-313-2633.

Fax Numbers

Economic Assistance
410-872-4222

Child Support
410-872-4305

Child, Family & Adult Services
410-872-4303

Employment Resource Center
410-872-0733

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Enforcement
Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-4:00pm

Child Support Payments
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-2:00pm

Customer Service: 1-800-332-6347

Automated Customer Service and Payment Information: 1-800-723-9937

Facsimile: 410-222-2804

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Child Support Information and Resources

Anita Harpold
Please call the Customer Service number, 1-800-332-6347, for more information, or any of our partner agencies listed below for more information on the enforcement or establishment of your case.

Dawn Delepenha-Boyer, Establishment Supervisor
Nadeem Mughal, Fiscal Supervisor

Robin Markush, Special Counsel
Office of Attorney General

Howard County Sheriff’s Office
Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

James Fitzgerald, Sheriff for Howard County
410-313-4202

Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Howard County
Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Margaret Rappaport, Clerk of the Howard County Circuit Court
410-313-2111

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Assistance
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
Temporary Disabilities Assistance Program (TDAP)
Food Supplement, TCA, and TDAP
Medical Assistance
Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA)
Different Ways to Qualify for MA
Emergency Assistance for Families & Children (EAFC)
Child Care Subsidy (CCS-formerly POC)
What should I bring when I apply?
How long does it take to get benefits if I am eligible?
Heating & Electric Help
Additional Information

Contact Information

Service Phone
Child Protective Services 410-872-4203
After Hours Reports (after 4:30 pm., weekends, holidays), call Police Communications: 410-313-2929.
Fax Reports: 410-313-2633
Adoption 410-872-8808
Adult Protective Services 410-872-8823
Foster Care 410-872-8839
In-Home Family Services 410-872-8823