Support the Thanksgiving Food Drive!

DCRS Thanksgiving Food Donation graphic

Click the flier above for details and donation locations. Questions? Call 410-313-0220.

Welcome to the Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS)

The Department of Community Resources and Services has eight offices to address the needs of multiple generations, tailor services to different cultural values, and promote full inclusion for individuals with disabilities. Plus, our No Wrong Door approach makes it easier for Howard County residents to access the vital human services they need to thrive.

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Early Voting Centers in Howard County

Howard County early voting runs through November 2. Click here for a list of Howard County Election Day polling places. 


Enter the ADA30 Art Contest

Deadline is November 30, 2020
All entries must be submitted digitally.
Download an entry packet


COVID-19 Resources


Grab & Go Meal Distribution 

A limited amount of frozen meal packs are available for older adults age 60+ who are experiencing food access issues during COVID-19. The SUGGESTED donation is $ 47.32 per SEVEN-PACK MEAL KIT ($ 6.76/meal) Donations ensure the continued viability of the program; a donation envelope is provided with each kit. For more information or to register (required) call Maryland Access Point at 410-313-1234 (voice/relay). View the Grab & Go program flier for full details.