The Office of Adult Services focuses on the needs of the elderly, disabled and vulnerable adults. We work with local departments of social services and community based organizations to coordinate services for the vulnerable adult population throughout Maryland to promote their safety, stability and independence. Our services are delivered with the principles of personal dignity, quality of life, privacy and the right to make choices.
If an elderly or vulnerable person in your family or in your community is being abused, neglected, or exploited, call 1-800-91-PREVENT (1-800-917-7383) immediately.
Child Protective Services (CPS) is a specific social service provided by DHS to assist children believed to be neglected or abused by parents or other adults having permanent or temporary care or custody, or parental responsibility. The program also offers service to household or family members who may require intervention to decrease the risk of any continuing physical, sexual or mental abuse or neglect. The first priority of CPS is to safely maintain a child in their home and to protect the child from further harm and maltreatment. Where the caretaker is willing and able, through the provision of services or other assistance, to work toward maintaining safety for the child, no alternative placement is needed. Remaining safely at home or with family is always preferable to placement in foster care.
A modern, "state of the art" facility, the Talbot County Detention Center opened in July 1992 with a capacity for 148 inmates.
Situated on 1.5 acres across from the Talbot County District Court, the facility is a 3-story split-level building constructed primarily of brick. The climate-controlled facility is equipped with modern safety and security features, including heat and smoke detectors, as well as a fire sprinkler system. The average daily local population is approximately 95. The facility handles both pre-trial defendants and post-trial inmates.
Every child has a right to receive support from both parents even if the parents are separated, divorced, or never married. The Maryland Child Support Administration (CSA) works with both parents to provide the financial, medical and emotional support their children need to grow and thrive. With your help and cooperation, we will work to make this process as straightforward as possible.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Child Care Program, Purchase of Care (POC)
Child Support Enforcement
Family Support Services
Food Stamps (FS)
Foster Care Services (FCS)
Homelessness Prevention Program
In-Home Aide Services (IHAS)
Location & Contact Information
Medical Assistance (MA)
Social Services to Adults (SSTA)
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
To report abuse/neglect after hours: (410) 822-3101
Administrative Care Coordination
Birth and Death Certificate
Breast and Cervical Cancer (BCCP)
Children With Special Needs (CYSHCN)
Developmental Disabilities (DDA)
Early Head Start
Home Based Services
Maryland Health Insurance (MCHP)
Maternal Child Health (MCH)
Substance Abuse Prevention
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