Dorchester County Dept. of Social Services

Child Support

Family Investment
Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP)
Purchase of Care (POC)
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
Food Stamps
Medical Assistance-
Medical & Health Services

Long-Term Care Program

Social Services
Adult Services
Child Protective Services
Foster Care
Services to Families with Children
Career Center
Care & Share


Am I Eligible?

Apply online or print an application at:


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Access the Food Supplement Program Benefits Schedule beginning September 2015

DSS Annual Report 2015

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Information about our Inaugural Fatherhood Roundtable

"The Power of Dad" Photos

Maryland Department of Human Resources facebook response to the tragedy in Orlando

DHR Orlando facebook post

Our Vision
We envision partnering with the community and residents of Dorchester County to empower and strengthen vulnerable individuals and families to self sufficiency, independence, health and wellbeing.

Our Mission
We will respectfully assist families and individuals of Dorchester County with a safety net of services to help them maintain, and/or enhance their quality of life; and to prevent abuse, neglect, and the exploitation of the community’s most vulnerable.

DSS building

Nicholette Smith-Bligen, Director

627 Race Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


County Resources

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The Department of Social Services is a local agency of the
Maryland Department of Human Resources
Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor |Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor |SamMalhotra, Secretary
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