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?

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DSS Annual Report 2015

Our First Family Fun Fest
Was Held On October 24, 2015

Access the Food Supplement Program Benefits Schedule beginning September 2015

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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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.


Copyright © 2016 Dorchester County Department of Social Services.
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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