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Harford County

This local office offers the following services.

Adoption Services

Focuses on developing profiles of children and the placement of children who are legally free to be adopted. Adoption services are provided to relatives and non-relative caretakers.  Post adoption services may include a monthly subsidy and medical assistance.

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.

Child Care Program

Also known as Purchase of Care (POC), coordinates child care services for eligible families and ensures payment to day care providers. Child Care services are provided to Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) customers participating in a work activity or a substance abuse treatment program as well as to other low-income working families.

Child Support Enforcement

Location & Contact Information
Location
Harford County Department of Social Services
2 South Bond Street, Suite 300
Bel Air, Maryland 21014-3736
410-836-4700

Jerome Reyerson, Director

Office of Child Support Enforcement
101 South Main Street, Suite 200
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Customer Service: 1-800-332-6347
Automated Customer Service & Payment Information: 1-800-723-9937
Facsimile: 410-638-8990

Karen Mayer, Assistant Director

State’s Attorney’s Office for Harford County
Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office
Family Support Division
101 South Main Street, Suite 102
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
410-638-3442

More Information & Resources
Harford County Sheriff’s Department
Child Support Enforcement Unit
45 South Main Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
410-838-6600

Harford County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
20 West Courtland Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
410-638-3247

James J. Reilly, Circuit Court Clerk for Harford County

Family Support Services

Assists in the preservation of families and rebuilding of lives to prevent out-of-home placement. Anyone can make a referral, but the family must be willing to accept services.

Food Stamps (FS)

Increases the food purchasing capability of families and individuals. Most persons receiving TCA and TDAP are eligible for Food Stamps, as are others with low income.

Foster Care Services (FCS)

Provides services to court-committed children and to adults who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.

 In-Home Aide 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. In addition, IHAS provides a parenting and job readiness program.

Medical Assistance (MA)

Provides a federal entitlement program that allows low-income individuals to obtain medical care and treatment.

Project HOME

Manages the Certified Adult Residential Environment (CARE) housing programs and provides supportive housing and case management to disabled adults, including persons with AIDS.

Social Services to Adults (SSTA)

Provides social work services to persons aged 18 years and older who are not caring for children. Case management and crisis intervention services provide customers with links to community resources and internal BCDSS programs.

Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)

Provides a time limited cash assistance program for families to promote individual responsibility and self-sufficiency.