Secretary Malhotra
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Foster/Adoption Services

Focuses on recruiting, training, licensing and supporting families who are interested in becoming Foster/Adoptive parents. Services are available for adults who are related to children in foster care and those who are not related.

Call: 410-685-8231

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.

 For more information call: 443-423-6612

Family Support Services

Assists in the preservation of families and rebuilding of lives to prevent out-of-home placement. Anyone can make a referral. Services are optional for families in the program.

 Referral Line: 410-361-2235

Adult 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. Includes In-Home aide services, housing supports for the special populations, and social services to adults 18 years and older who are not caring for children.

 For more information call: 443-423-4214

Child Protection

Screens and investigates reports of child maltreatment and provides services to children found to be abused or neglected.

 To report suspected abuse call: 410-361-2235

Public Assistance

Provides access to federal entitlement programs for low income individuals including Food Stamps (SNAP), Medical Assitance and Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA).

 For more information call: 443-423-6400

Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)

Provides a state-funded cash assistance program for medical, housing and other services to disabled adults who are ineligible for other cash assistance programs.

 For more information call: 443-423-6400