Dorchester County

Dorchester County SealLisa Hartman

Jenifer DuBosq, LCSW-C


We envision partnering with the community and residents of Dorchester County to empower and strengthen vulnerable individuals and families to self sufficiency, independence, health and wellbeing.


We will respectfully assist families and individuals of Dorchester County with a safety net of services to help them maintain, and/or enhance their quality of life; and to prevent abuse, neglect, and the exploitation of the community’s most vulnerable.

Dorchester County DSS

627 Race Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613



Fax Numbers:
Adult Services: 410-901-1121
Child Services: 410-901-1060
Child Support Administration: 410-901-1029
Family Investment Administrator: 410-901-2927
OHEP: 410-901-2368

Hours of Operation:

Office of Child Support

627 Race Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Customer Service:


Automated Customer Service and Payment Information:


Dorchester County News

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Child Support Information and Resources

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff – James Phillips
829 Fieldcrest Road
Cambridge, MD 21613

Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
P.O Box 150
206 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Open: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Cambridge Police Department
8 Washington Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613

Dorchester County State’s Attorney
William H. Jones
501 Court Lane, Suite 211
Cambridge, MD 21613

Special Announcements

Upcoming Events:

Dorchester Social Work Month

Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship (PA2E)

Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship (PA2E)

The Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship Program (PA2E) offers classes on starting a business. Courses are conducted virtually and/or in a classroom setting with other Department of Human Services (DHS) customers… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Assistance
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
Temporary Disabilities Assistance Program (TDAP)
Food Supplement, TCA, and TDAP
Emergency Assistance for Families & Children (EAFC)
Child Care Scholarship (CCS)
Medical Assistance
Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA)
Different Ways to Qualify for MA
What should I bring when I apply?

Contact Information

Service Phone
Child Protective Services


Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-228-2222 (Sheriff’s Dept)

General Information