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Project Home and Adult Foster Care

The Baltimore County Department of Social Services administers the Adult Foster Care program (County-funded) and the Project Home program (State-funded), which enable individuals to remain in the least restrictive community setting in safe, protective living arrangements that maximize each individual’s strengths. These homes care for a maximum of four adults within a supportive family setting. The Department works together as a team with the housing coordinators, the client’s social workers, the home providers and the client.

Learn more about how to participate in the program as a client or as a home provider.

For Clients

These programs assist County residents over the age of 18 who:

  • Need protective housing
  • Cannot completely care for themselves or live in an independent residential setting
  • Do not need significant nursing or nursing home care or institutional care
  • Do not require assisted living
  • Are not bedridden
  • Are ambulatory or, if in a wheelchair, must be able to perform all transfers safely without assistance

Clients in these programs may:

  • Have a mental illness, i.e. schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic-depression), anxiety disorder
  • Be aged
  • Be disabled 
  • Have medical conditions, i.e. diabetes, heart condition or arthritis, HIV-positive, have suffered a stroke

In most cases, the clients' medical needs are covered by Medical Assistance.

Admission Process 

Learn more about the program admission process below.


For Home Providers

Home providers must meet the program requirements in order to participate.

Program Requirements

Apply for the Program

Complete and mail either the client application or the provider application to:

Department of Social Services
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Staff Contact

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Contact Us

Adult Foster Care

6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212


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



Gregory Wm. Branch

Deputy Director

Mark Millspaugh