Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council
Established in 2001, the Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council works to identify the needs and challenges faced by informal family caregivers for those across the lifespan, advocating for and empowering through policies that support them, and making recommendations for the coordination of services.
The Council consists of 17 members appointed by the Governor, representing state agencies, family caregivers, service providers, and advocacy groups. The Council’s statute requires five family caregiver members. The Department of Human Resources provides staff to the Council.
Who Are Caregivers?
Definition of Caregiving
Caregiving may include helping an adult or a child with an illness or disability with their activities of daily living such as walking or getting dressed, household chores, or money management. It may also include coordinating outside services, driving the person to appointments or visiting regularly to see how they are doing.
Maryland Department of Human Resources
Social Services Administration
311 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact: Dorinda Adams, Staff to Council