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DHR Kicks-Off 12th Annual Information Fair Season With an Informational Expo

DHR to host over thirty-eight public and private sector vendors for the free public event

BALTIMORE: April 10, 2012 – The Department of Human Resources (DHR), the state’s social service provider, will for the 12th year deploy constituent services staff to more than thirty events around the state to answer questions and provide information about its services and programs.

DHR will kick-off the season on Wednesday, April 11 at the O’Connor Office building, 201 W. Preston Street, second level mezzanine from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Information will be available on energy assistance, adoption, and foster care, filing income taxes, health, and housing programs. Representatives from over 38 public and private agencies including; HUD, Internal Revenue, Office on Aging, MD Insurance Commission, Baltimore County Department of Health and Education, and College Saving Plans of Maryland will be available.

Health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes will be conducted by Baltimore City Health Department and Total Health Care.

Through 24 local departments of social services, DHR provides foster care, adoption, and protective services to children; collects and distributes child support payments; provides protective services to vulnerable adults; and provides temporary cash, food stamps, and medical assistance to families. It also funds community-based programs for homeless persons, refugees, migrant-workers, victims of crime and women who are displaced, battered, or assaulted.

Last year, DHR provided services to over 1 million people in need. Due to a weakened economy, high unemployment, and an aging population, more and more Marylanders are seeking assistance for themselves or for their family members. These community outreach events provide a much-needed informational resource to citizens regarding the availability of services in their communities.
The event is free and open to the public.

 

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