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DHR Kicks-Off 13th Annual Information Fair Season With an Informational Expo

DHR to host over 30 public and private sector vendors for the free public event

BALTIMORE: April 10, 2013 – The Department of Human Resources (DHR), the state’s social service provider, will for the 13th year deploy Constituent Services staff to coordinate more than 30 organizations to share information regarding various human service resources available to service providers and potential consumers.

DHR  kicks-off the Information Fair season on Wednesday, April 10th at the O’Conor Office building, 201 W. Preston Street, second level mezzanine from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Information will be available on programs like; energy assistance, adoption, foster care, income tax information, health, and housing programs. Representatives from 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 Saint Agnes Hospital.

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, provides temporary cash, food assistance, 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 millions of Marylanders in need of specific services. While trying to weather the storm of high unemployment, and issues that relate to an aging population, more and more Marylanders are seeking assistance for themselves and/or family members. These community outreach events provide a much-needed informational resource to citizens regarding the availability of services in their communities. This summer DHR will participate in over 80 similar information and outreach events throughout the state.

This event is free and open to the public.

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