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  • Howard County Department of Social Services, Foster Care and Resource Homes

    Agency: Howard County Department of Social Services

    FOSTER HOME PLACEMENT: Places children in either foster homes or group homes when it is clearly determined that the children can no longer remain in their own homes. Placements are court-ordered. Returning home is the primary focus of DSS. Also recruits foster care families and provides licenses for families that provide 24-hour care for non-related children. Once approved, foster parents receive board payments and a Medicaid/Medical Assistance card. Assists with voluntary placements for children with mental health or developmental diagnoses that require out of home placement.


    • Main:
      • 410-872-8839
    • Fax:
      • 410-872-4303
    • Main:
        howcodss@maryland.gov
    • Main Contact:
      • name: Dawn Moser
    • Senior Worker:
      • name: Kathy Jackson
    • Website:
        http://dhr.maryland.gov/Local-Offices/Howard-County/

    Location(s):

    • 9780 Patuxent Woods Drive
      9780 Patuxent Woods Drive
      Columbia, MD 21046

    Agency: Howard County Department of Social Services

    Languages Available: Interpreting services available (may require advance notice).

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Must be 21 or older to become a foster parent.

    Areas Served:
    • Howard County



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