Child, Family & Adult Services

Child & Family Services


Child Protective Services Intake – investigates allegations of current or past incidents of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and mental injury and completes assessments of child safety and risk of continuing maltreatment.

To report suspected abuse, call: 410-872-4203
After Hours Reports (after 4:30 pm., weekends, holidays), call Police Communications: 410-313-2929. Fax Reports: 410-313-2633


Foster Care and Adoption – provides services to children placed out of the home. Services are provided to parents and children to ensure child safety, provide permanence and improve child well-being. We also recruit, train and license foster/adoptive parents.

For more information, call: 410-872-8808 (Adoption) and 410-872-8839 (Foster Care).

Adult Services


Adult Protective Services – provides a variety of programs and services designed to assist adults vulnerable to abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect.

For more information, call: 410-872-8823


In-Home Aides – assists low income, frail, elderly and/or disabled adults (age 18 and over) in Howard County who need help caring for themselves in their homes. Clients generally need assistance with personal care tasks such as bathing, plus some help with light housekeeping.


In-Home Family Services (Consolidated Family Services) – provides services to families whose children are identified as at risk of child maltreatment with the goal of improving family functioning and child well-being. Anyone can make a referral, but the family must be willing to accept services.

For more information, call: 410-872-8823


Project Home – manages the Certified Adult Residential Environment (CARE) housing programs and provides supportive housing and case management to disabled adults, including persons with AIDS.


Social Services To Adults (SSTA) – provides services to help disabled adults or frail elderly to live in their homes and to avoid having to live in a nursing home or other institution.