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In Maryland, social services include adoption, foster care, protective services to children and families, and services to families with children. Throughout Maryland, the
Social Services Administration of the Department of Human Resources administers social services in each county and Baltimore City through local departments of social services. These local departments also receive applications for Food Stamp Benefits, Medicaid, and Public Assistance.
[photo, Dept. of Social Services, 100 East All Saints St., Frederick, Maryland] Local departments of social services also offer such services as child care subsidy; child support enforcement; emergency food provision; and housing and employment assistance. Departments provide adult services as well, incorporating assisted living; protective services; senior transportation; and temporary disability programs. Social services departments work with local organizations to provide emergency shelter and transitional housing; drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs; and even GED courses.

Frederick County Department of Social Services, 100 East All Saints St., Frederick, Maryland, July 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

[photo, Worcester County Dept. of Social Services, 299 Commerce St., Snow Hill, Maryland]

Worcester County Department of Social Services, 299 Commerce St., Snow Hill, Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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