Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services
www.dorchesterdss.org
Resource Details
Description

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Offers professional services to individuals, ages 18 or older, who lack the mental or physical capacity to provide sufficiently for their daily needs to protect their health, safety, and welfare. An adult at-risk of endangerment is one who is maltreated or exploited, has inadequate food, clothing and shelter, or lacks essential medical care.

DSS investigates and arranges for services to remedy the situation. Legal mandates require adults in neglect cases to be seen within 5 days and in abuse cases within 24 hours. If no family member or individual is available to serve as guardian, DSS will be appointed guardian for persons under age 65. Area Agency on Aging will be guardian for persons ages 65 and older.

Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Dorchester County
Physical Address 627 Race Street
Cambridge MD
21613 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 Vulnerable adults that are or believed to be abused, neglected or exploited.
Languages Offered Language Line.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call to report allegations of adult abuse.
Documents Required Call for information.
Programs at this agency Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Adoption
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Office of Home Energy Programs
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Child Support Services
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Purchase of Care
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Services to Families with Children
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Family Investment Program
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Foster Care for Children & Licensing
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, In-Home Aide Services
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Intensive Family Services
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance
Dorchester County Department of Social Services, Project Home


Contact Information
Mailing Address PO Box 217
Cambridge MD
21613 United States
Phone After Hours 410-228-3245
Fax Number 410-901-1121
TTY 410-901-1266
Main 410-901-4100
Main Email Address stodd@dhr.state.md.us
Main Contact Name Sue Todd
Main Contact Title Supervisor
Main Contact Phone 410-901-4270
Main Contact Email Address stodd@dhr.state.md.us
Director or Senior Administrator Name Susan Todd
Director or Senior Administrator Title Supervisor
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-901-4270
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address stodd2@dhr.state.md.us


 


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