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Department of Social Services Overview

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6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Phone: 410-853-3000
To report abuse or neglect of a child or adult, call 410-853-3000.

TTY users call via Maryland relay 7-1-1
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Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Department of Social Services strives to promote individual well-being, stronger families and communities, to protect vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect, and to provide support to help people achieve and sustain independence. As a service-oriented agency, we encourage you to use this valuable tool to access our services, get important information or to contact us. You can also sign up to receive alerts, news and information about upcoming events.

Social Services Highlights

  • November is National Adoption Month! Consider becoming a resource parent. Whether it’s for a night, a year or forever, infants and youth need foster parents to provide safety, stability and love. Change a life by sharing yours. For more information call 410-887-3170 or email our Resource Parent Program at

  • Open enrollment for health insurance is now through January 31. Visit or download the free mobile app to check out health and dental plans for 2017 and see what financial help you may qualify for.

  • Cold Weather Resources—If you are looking for a warm environment with access to water and bathrooms, then Baltimore County has several “warming centers” available where you can get relief from the cold.

  • If you own a cat, live in Baltimore County and receive government assistance, your cat could be spayed or neutered for free! For more information, call 410-887-2938 or schedule an appointment online. Please note your nine-digit client identification number is required when requesting an appointment.

  • Save Time: Send Us Your Paperwork—If you receive benefits from the Department of Social Services, you can save time by sending us your documents. If you have verification paperwork that needs to be turned in, fax them to 410-853-3025 or 410-853-3212, or mail them to:

Baltimore County Department of Social Services
Document Management Center
6401 York Road, First Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212


Services and Resources

If you need help with your Medical Assistance, Food Supplements or Temporary Cash Assistance or to ask questions about your case, call the Department of Human Resources (DHR) Call Center at 1-800-332-6347. To report a change, call 410-853-3077. To appeal a case that has been denied, call 410-853-3319.


Revised November 9, 2016        

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