Local Department of Social Services (DSS)

Nurse helping a patient with finding a local DHS office

The Department of Social Services (DSS), is overseen by the Maryland Department of Human Resources. DSS is the State’s primary social service provider. They can help families:

  • Pay for healthy food and energy bills
  • Access health insurance (except Medicare)
  • Who are concerned about abuse or neglect of a vulnerable older adult or person with disability

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For more in-depth assistance, contact your local MAP office directly or call the statewide toll-free number (1-844-627-5465).