Howard County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services
www.dhs.maryland.gov/office-of-adult-services/adult-protective-services
Resource Details
Alternate Name Howard County DSS, Adult Protective Services
Description

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

Process: DSS investigates reports of neglect and abuse, 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 for emergencies, 5 days for non-emergencies.  The local Department will determine what constitutes an emergency. For persons under age 65, if no family member or individual is available to serve as guardian, DSS will be appointed guardian. Area Agency on Aging is appointed guardian when persons are age 65 and older.

Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Howard County
 
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Program
Eligibility Adults 18 years and older vulnerable to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call for information.
Documents Required Call for information.
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Howard County Department of Social Services, Foster Care and Resource Homes
Howard County Department of Social Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Howard County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance
Howard County Department of Social Services, Family Investment Program
Howard County Department of Social Services, Temporary Disability Assistance Program
Howard County Department of Social Services, Family Preservation
Howard County Department of Social Services, Emergency Assistance to Families With Children


Contact Information
Phone Hot Line 800-917-7383
Phone After Hours 410-313-2929
Fax Number 410-872-4303
Main 410-872-8823
Main Email Address howco.dss@maryland.gov
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Sites offering this Program 9780 Patuxent Woods Drive