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


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There have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll free information hotline number: 1-800-221-5689. The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance for filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity that has “spoofed” the SNAP toll free information hotline number is not affiliated with FNS or SNAP. If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC: If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit:
for more information on identity theft.

Access the Food Supplement Program Benefits Schedule beginning September 2015

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Nicholette Smith-Bligen, Director

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


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Our Vision

We envision a Maryland where people independently support themselves and their families, where individuals are safe from abuse and neglect.

Our Mission

We will aggressively pursue opportunities to assist people in economic need, increase prevention efforts and protect vulnerable children and adults.



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The Department of Social Services is a local agency of the
Maryland Department of Human Resources
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