Carroll County Department of Social Services

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1232 Tech Court, Westminster, MD 21157-3029

Child Support: To assist individuals in matters relating to child support establishment,
enforcement, and collection. The Bureau of Child Support Enforcement locates absent
parents, obtains support orders from the court, and enforces the collection of payments
through the Carroll County State’s Attorney office. Call or visit the Internet site for
complete information. Those not receiving temporary cash assistance pay a fee.
Family Investment: To administer public assistance benefits to eligible individuals and families. Benefits include Cash Assistance Programs, Food Stamps, Medical
Assistance, Emergency Assistance and Child Care Vouchers. Case managers work
with families and individuals to determine eligibility for state and federal programs
that will help meet their needs. Call or visit the site for more complete information.
Social Work: To protect children and vulnerable adults, and to support healthy
functioning of individuals and families. Adult Protective Services: Protection of
vulnerable adults at risk of abuse, neglect/self-neglect, or exploitation. In-Home
Aide Services: Chore services, personal care, respite care for adult protective service
clients. In-Home Family Services: Provides social work services to families in need
of maintaining a stable and safe environment for their children. Protective Services
for Children: Investigates reports of child abuse or neglect and provides child safety
services due to abuse and/or neglect.
Foster Care for Children: Temporary care for children whose parents are unwilling or
unable to care for them. Adoption Services: Conducts home studies, places children,
refers to other agencies. Speakers are available on a variety of topics such as child
abuse, child welfare, and other social work areas. To report suspected child or adult
physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and/or mental injury, call 410-386-3434 twentyfour hours a day, seven days a week. No charge for services, In-Home Aide Services
may have a fee determined by income.

Contact Information

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30pm

Phone: 410-386-3300