Dorchester County

Dorchester County SealLisa Hartman Lisa Hartman Director


We envision partnering with the community and residents of Dorchester County to empower and strengthen vulnerable individuals and families to self sufficiency, independence, health and wellbeing.


We will respectfully assist families and individuals of Dorchester County with a safety net of services to help them maintain, and/or enhance their quality of life; and to prevent abuse, neglect, and the exploitation of the community’s most vulnerable.

Dorchester County DSS

627 Race Street Cambridge, Maryland 21613 Phone:
Fax Numbers: Adult Services: 410-901-1121 Child Services: 410-901-1060 Child Support Administration: 410-901-1029 Family Investment Administrator: 410-901-2927 OHEP: 410-901-2368 Hours of Operation: 8.00am-5.00pm

Office of Child Support

627 Race Street Cambridge, MD 21613 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm Mailing Address P.O. Box 259, Cambridge, MD 21613 Customer Service:
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Child Support Information and Resources

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff – James Phillips 829 Fieldcrest Road Cambridge, MD 21613 410-228-4141 410-228-4142 Circuit Court Clerk’s Office P.O Box 150 206 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613 410-228-0481 Open: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Cambridge Police Department 8 Washington Street Cambridge, Maryland 21613 410-228-3333 Dorchester County State’s Attorney William H. Jones 501 Court Lane, Suite 211 Cambridge, MD 21613 410-228-3611

Special Announcements

Upcoming Events:

Dorchester Social Work Month

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
Emergency Assistance for Families & Children (EAFC)
Medical Assistance
Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA)
Different Ways to Qualify for MA
Child Care Subsidy (CCS-formerly POC)
What should I bring when I apply?

Contact Information

Service Phone
Child Protective Services
Child Protective Services (after hours)
410-228-2222 (Sheriff’s Dept)
General Information