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.



Cover of the 2019 Children's Equity Report
Making the Case for Equity Report


Cover of the 2019 Disability Report on the Status of People with Disabilities

2019 Report on the Status of People with Disabilities in Howard County

This report by the Howard County Commission on Disabilities examines Howard County’s ability to provide services to the County’s residents with disabilities in the areas of Education, Peer Relationships, Employment, Transportation and Housing. The goals of the nearly year-long study were to identify unmet needs of persons with disabilities and their support networks in those areas and to provide a range of recommendations to address those needs. To view the report, click on the link or image, above. A limited number of hard copies are available; to request one, contact Erica Lewis at 410-313-6402 (voice/relay) or ealewis@howardcountymd.gov

Coming Events


10th Annual MultiService Center Community Fair

10th annual MultiService Center Community Fair flier


Hope on the Horizon: Alzheimer's Forum

Hope on the Horizon Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Forum flier

FREE admission. Click on the flier above to register.