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Resources for Food or Financial Assistance

Social Services has programs and services designed to help residents in financial need who meet income-eligibility requirements, as well as resources to provide food assistance for Baltimore County families.

Food Assistance Resources

Apply for Financial Assistance Benefits

Apply for benefits at a District Office. Please be advised that paperwork will be required for application processing.

  • Child Support Program provides help in accessing financial support from a child's parent.
  • Emergency Assistance is available to families with a child who are facing a financial emergency. Examples include eviction and utility turn-off.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits to families and individuals who need assistance in buying food.
  • Housing Office Assistance helps eligible low-income families and elderly and disabled persons pay their rent.
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (Home Energy Programs) provides assistance with home heating bills.
  • Medical Assistance provides medical coverage to eligible individuals and families.
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) provides cash assistance to families with children under 18 years of age when other resources and services do not fully meet the family's needs.
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program provides temporary cash assistance to disabled adults between the ages of 18 and 64 years who have no children under the age of 18 in the home.

Required Paperwork

We must be able to confirm that you qualify for help. As many of our programs have their own eligibility criteria and, thus, their own paperwork requirements, we suggest that you contact the Department of Social Services prior to visiting. View the list below for the documentation several of our programs do require that you must provide up front. 

Contact Us

Department of Social Services

6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Report Abuse or Neglect: 410-887-8463


Gregory Wm. Branch

Deputy Director

Mark Millspaugh

Deputy of Finance and Administration

Lawrence Richardson


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