Ages Served: 
Children under the age of 18.
Areas Served: 
Caroline County
Hours of Operation: 
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Caroline County Department of Social Services-Child Welfare Unit

Purpose: 
The Caroline County Department of Social Services is an agency of the state Department of Human Resources. It is the mission of the Department to aggressively pursue opportunities to assist people in economic need, increase prevention efforts and protect vulnerable children and adults. Our vision is a county where people independently support themselves and their families and where individuals are safe from abuse and neglect. To this end, the Department is responsible for a continuum of human service programs that must be assured to all in need. Primarily, Federal and State Governments fund these programs.
Services Provided: 

This unit provides child physical and sexual abuse and neglect investigative services, continuing child protective services, family preservation, intensive family services, foster care, kinship care, adoption, licensing of foster/adoptive families, court ordered home evaluations, and homeless services for families. Parenting classes are offered periodically. There are certain eligibility requirements for some of the family service programs.

Street Address: 
207 South Third Street
Denton, MD 21629
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
Contact: 
Dale Oberender, Assistant Director for Services
410-819-4523
FAX: 
410-819-4501