Caroline County Department of Social Services, Foster Care for Children & Licensing
www.dhr.state.md.us/caroline
Resource Details
Description

OVERVIEW: Provides foster care and foster home licensing.

SERVICES:
1) FOSTER CARE: Provides temporary out of home placement  for children in either foster homes or group homes when it is clearly determined that there parents or legal guardians are unable or unwilling to provide safe and appropriate care for them. Placements are court-ordered or through voluntary parent agreement, depending on the nature of the case. Supportive services are provided to children, foster parents and parents. Returning home is the primary focus of DSS.

 2) FOSTER HOME LICENSING: Provides licenses to families that 24-hour care for non-related children. Once approved, foster parents receive board payments, a Medical Assistance card and a clothing allowance for the support of the foster child.

Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Caroline County
Physical Address 207 South Third Street
Denton MD
21629 United States
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Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Disabilities Access Yes.
Program
Eligibility Must be 21 or older to become a foster parent.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call for information.
Documents Required Call for information.
Normal Wait Times Varies.
Programs at this agency Caroline County Department of Social Services, Adoption
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Office of Home Energy Programs
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Purchase of Care
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Emergency Assistance to Families with Children
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Caroline County Department of Social Services, In-Home Aide Services
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Project Home
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Social Services to Adults
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Homeless Prevention Program
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Temporary Disability Assistance Program
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Temporary Cash Assistance
Caroline County Department of Social Services, Burial Assistance


Contact Information
Mailing Address PO box 400
Denton MD
21629 United States
Business 410-819-4500
Fax Number 410-819-4501
Kitty Nelson, Supervisor 410-819-4532
Main Email Address knelson@dhr.state.md.us
Main Contact Name Kitty Nelson
Main Contact Title Supervisor for Out of Home Services
Main Contact Phone 410-819-4532
Main Contact Email Address knelson@dhr.state.md.us
Director or Senior Administrator Name Dale Oberender
Director or Senior Administrator Title Assistant Director for Services
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410- 819-4523
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address doberender@dhr.state.md.us


 


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