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  • Baltimore City Department of Social Services, Social Services to Adults

    Agency: Baltimore City Department of Social Services

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: They are NOT providing financial assistance at this time. For all other services they are doing intakes through the APS line, call 410-361-5000 for assistance.

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance, when funds are available, to eligible vulnerable adults. Assists with BG&E turn off notices, eviction prevention (must have been to court), burial assistance on a case by case basis, and purchasing a bed. Individuals must bring proof of need and proof of income to be screened for eligibility. For assistance with a bed, individuals must bring proof of income and a statement (from a furniture store; this could be Lexaco) with the purchase price. Individuals can walk in for assistance Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-12:15PM and 1:30-4:15PM). Will assist individuals in public housing/Section 8. Individuals are eligible for assistance once a year to receive a grant of up to $800. 

    CASE MANAGEMENT: Provides case management services to helps eligible adults to continue to live full and independent lives in the community. SSTA can secure institutional care when appropriate. Together, a case manager and the adult complete a comprehensive assessment of the adult's needs and resources and develop an individualized plan of service. This plan can include the adult's family, friends, and community, as well as other established agencies. They can also assist in finding other financial resources when necessary to avoid eviction/utility shut-off.
    INFORMATION & REFERRAL: Offers services that are available in the community, information about the need service(s) is given, as well as an explanation about how and where to apply for them.

    • DSS Adult Services:
      • 443-423-6600
    • DHR (Department of Human Resources):
      • 800-332-6347
    • Customer Service (DSS):
      • 443-423-7800
    • Main:
      • 443-423-7901
    • Fax:
      • 443-423-6737
    • Main Contact:
      • name:
    • Senior Worker:
      • name: Jarvis Turner
    • Website:


    • 1223 West Pratt Street
      1223 West Pratt Street
      Baltimore, MD 21223

    Agency: Baltimore City Department of Social Services

    Languages Available: Accommodations made with advance notice.

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Individuals 18 years old and older with no minor children. Do not have to have a disability for services.

    Areas Served:
    • Baltimore City County

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