DHR Kicks-Off 11th Annual Information Fair Season

DHR Kicks-Off 11th Annual Information Fair Season

BALTIMORE – The Department of Human Resources (DHR), the state’s social service provider, will for the 11th year deploy constituent services staff to more than 30 events around the state to answer questions and provide information about its services and programs.

Through 24 local departments of social services, the agency provides foster care, adoption, and protective services to children; collects and distributes child support payments; provides protective services to vulnerable adults and children; 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 869,000 people in need. With the struggling economy, the high unemployment, and the aging of the 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.

DHR will kick-off the season on Tuesday, April 5 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 programs. In addition, representatives from the Office on Aging, MD Insurance Commission, Baltimore County Department of Health and Education, and Catholic Charities will be available. Health screenings will be conducted by Baltimore City Health Department and Total Health Care.
The event is free and open to the public.

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