These local offices offer the following services.
Note: The Montgomery County DSS office does not provide direct services. Please contact your closest regional office for assistance.
Focuses on developing profiles of children and the placement of children who are legally free to be adopted. Adoption services are provided to relatives and non-relative caretakers. Post adoption services may include a monthly subsidy and medical assistance.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Serves persons aged 18 and over who are unable to protect their own interests or are at risk of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation. Adult Protective Services provides investigative services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of vulnerable adults.
Child Care Program
Also known as Purchase of Care (POC), coordinates child care services for eligible families and ensures payment to day care providers. Child Care services are provided to Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) customers participating in a work activity or a substance abuse treatment program as well as to other low-income working families.
Child Support Enforcement
Location & Contact Information
Child Support Enforcement Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Office of Child Support Enforcement
51 Monroe Street, Suite 811 9th floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Visiting Customers must go to the 9th floor
Customer Service: 1-800-332-6347
Automated Customer Service and Payment Information: 1-800-723-9937
Debra Hinds, Director
Jerry Hawkins, Assistant Director, Programs
Christopher Kunz, Special Counsel-Lead Attorney
Robin Markush, Special Counsel
Wanda Martinez, Special Counsel
More Information & Resources
Sheriff Darren M. Popkin
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
50 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Family Support Services
Assists in the preservation of families and rebuilding of lives to prevent out-of-home placement. Anyone can make a referral, but the family must be willing to accept services.
Food Stamps (FS)
SNAP benefits supplements the grocery budget for low income families and individuals. Many people who receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) and Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP) are also eligible to receive Food Stamps. To see if you meet the eligibility requirements for Maryland’s Food Supplement Program (FSP), click here
Foster Care Services (FCS)
Provides services to court-committed children and to adults who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.
In-Home Aide Services (IHAS)
Provides services to the elderly, disabled, ill, handicapped and those who need assistance with daily activities in order to remain in their homes. In addition, IHAS provides a parenting and job readiness program.
Medical Assistance (MA)
Provides a federal entitlement program that allows low-income individuals to obtain medical care and treatment.
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 social work services to persons aged 18 years and older who are not caring for children. Case management and crisis intervention services provide customers with links to community resources and internal BCDSS programs.
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
Provides a time limited cash assistance program for families to promote individual responsibility and self-sufficiency.