Local Offices

The Department of Human Services  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 Services (DHS)  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 Child Protective Services

301-784-7122

Allegany Child Protective Services (after hours)

301-759-0362

Allegany In-Home Services

301-784-7122

Allegany Out-of-Home Services

301-784-7122

Allegany Project Home

301-784-7223

Allegany Social Services to Adults (SSTA)

301-784-7191

Anne Arundel Adoption

410-269-4500

Anne Arundel Child Protective Services

410-421-8400

(Available 24 hours)

Anne Arundel Foster Care Services

410-897-3909

Baltimore City Administration 443-378-4600
Baltimore City Adoption & Foster Care 410-685-8231
Baltimore City Adult Protective Services 443-423-6612
Baltimore City Adult Services 443-423-6600
Baltimore City Child Protection Services 410-361-2235
(Available 24 hours)
Baltimore City Family Support Services 410-361-2235
(Available 24 hours)
Baltimore City Public Assistance 443-423-6400
Baltimore County Child Protective Services (Available 24 hours)

410-853-3000

(Option 1)

Baltimore County Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Baltimore County General Information

410-853-3000

Calvert County Child Protective Services (Available 24 hours)

443-550-6969

Calvert County Foster Care Services

443-550-6945

Caroline County Child Protective Services

410-479-2515 (Sheriff’s Dept)

Caroline County Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-479-2515 (Sheriff’s Dept)

Caroline County MD Relay 800-735-2258
Caroline County Primary Business Phone

410-819-4500

Caroline County Primary Fax

410-819-4501

Carroll County Adoption

410-386-3434

Carroll County Adult Protective Services

410-386-3434

Carroll County Child Protective Services (Available 24 hours)

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 Child Protective Services

410-996-0100 (Option 3)

Cecil County Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-996-5350

Cecil County Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Cecil County General Information

410-996-0100

Charles County Adoption

301-392-6724

Charles County Adult Protective Services

301-392-6724

Charles County Child Protective Services

301-392-6739

Charles County Child Protective Services (after hours)

301-932-2222 (Sheriff’s Dept)

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 Child Protective Services

410-901-4100

Dorchester County Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-228-2222 (Sheriff’s Dept)

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 Child Protective Services (Available 24 hours)

301-600-2464

Frederick County In-Home Aide Services

301-600-2635

Frederick County Project Home

301-600-2635

Garrett County Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Garrett County Child Protective Services

301-533-3005

Garrett County Child Protective Services (after hours)

301-334-1911 (Sheriff’s Dept.)

Garrett County General Information

301-533-3000

Harford County Child Protective Services

410-836-4713

Harford County Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-838-6600 (Sheriff’s Dept)

Harford County Child support

1-800-332-6347

Harford County General Information

410-836-4700

Howard County Adoption 410-872-8808
Howard County Adult Protective Services 410-872-8823
Howard County Child Protective Services

410-872-4203

Howard County Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-313-2929 (Police Dept)

Howard County Foster Care 410-872-8839
Howard County In-Home Family Services 410-872-8823
Kent County Adoption

410-810-7600

or

1-877-5Foster

Kent County Child Protective Services

410-810-7600

Kent County Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-758-1101 (State Police)

Kent County Foster Care Services

410-810-7600

or

1-877-5Foster

Montgomery County Child Protective Services (Available 24 hours)

240-777-4417

Montgomery County Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Montgomery County General Information

240-777-4513

Prince George’s County Adoption

301-909-2300

Prince George’s County Child Protective Services

301-909-2450

Prince George’s County Child Protective Services (after hours)

301-699-8605

Prince George’s County Foster Care Services

301-909-2300

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 Child Protective Services (Available 24 hours)

410-758-8000

Queen Anne’s County Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Queen Anne’s County General Information

410-758-8000

Somerset County Child Protective Services

410-677-4200

Somerset County Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-651-0707 (Somerset Central)

Somerset County Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Somerset County General Information

410-677-4200

St. Mary’s County Child Protective Services

240-895-7016

St. Mary’s County Child Protective Services (after hours)

301-475-8016

St. Mary’s County Foster care Services

301-475-4700

Talbot county Child Protective Services

410-770-4848 (option #1)

Talbot county Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-819-4747 (State Police)

Talbot county Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Talbot county General Information

410-770-4848

Washington county General Information

240-420-2100

Washington county Child Protective Services (Available 24 hours)

240-420 -2222

Washington county Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Wicomico county Child Protective Services

410-713-3900 (option #1)

Wicomico county Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-548-4890 (Sheriff’s Office)

Wicomico county Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Wicomico county General Information

410-713-3900

Worcester county Child Protective Services

410-677-6800 or
410-641-0097

Worcester county Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-632-1111
(Option #2 for Sheriff’s Dept)

Worcester county Child Support

1-800-332-6347

Worcester county General Information

410-677-6800