Secretary Malhotra
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Governor's Office

Dorchester County

Vision
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.

Mission
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.

Special Announcements:

The 2015 Dorchester County Annual Report is now available here.

DCDSS 1st Annual Family Fun Fest held on October 24, 2015

20151024-Dorchester County DSS First Annual Family Fun Fest


Dorchester County Department of Social Services collaborates with the Judy Center


This local office offers the following services.


Child & Family Services

  1. Child Protective Services
  2. Adoption
  3. Foster Care
  4. Services to Families with Children


Adult Protective Services (APS)

  1. Adult Protective Services
  2. In Home Aid Services
  3. Social Services to Adults
  4. Senior Care
  5. Project Home
  6. Transitional Emergency Medical and Housing Services
  7. Adult Guardianship


Child Support Enforcement

  1. Location and Contact Information
  2. More Information & Resources


Family Investment Administration

  1. Temporary Case Assistance (TCA)
  2. Food Stamps
  3. Purchase of Care (POC)
  4. Medical Assistance (MA)
  5. Long Term Care (LTC)
  6. Energy and Heating Assistance (OHEP)