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 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 301-784-7111
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 410-897-3901
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 410-819-4500
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-CARE
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-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 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