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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OAI Virtual Showcase: A Master Aging Experience

Friday, October 23 / 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A Virtual Event via Webex / Event Schedule

OAI Showcase Flier

Presented by the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence (OAI), the virtual showcase will highlight programs and services which help Howard County's older adults live healthier and more fulfilled lives. This FREE event continues the Master Aging Experience with live and pre-recorded segments throughout the day to educate, inspire and entertain you. For more information, call Maryland Access Point at 410-313-1234 (voice/relay). View a full schedule of the day's activities or visit www.howardcountymd.gov/MasterAging for details.


Enter the ADA30 Art Contest

Deadline is November 30, 2020
Download an entry packet


2020 Census Updates

The 2020 census has closed. Click above to visit our HoCoCounts Census Dashboard for more information!


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.