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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.

  

DCRS NEWS and PUBLICATIONS

 

Howard County Hosts Red Sand Ceremony to Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

Howard County Hosts Red Sand Ceremony to Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined representatives from HopeWorks and the County’s Office of Human Trafficking Prevention and Police Department today, to fill pavement cracks outside the County’s George Howard Building with red sand to honor victims and survivors and raise awareness about human trafficking. Photos can be found here. Video can be found here.

 

Howard County Executive Ball Cuts Ribbon on New Location and Announces Expanded Services of The Loan Closet of Howard County

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined staff from the Department of Community Resources and Services, Office of Aging and Independence and community partners to officially reopen The Loan Closet of Howard County. The Loan Closet of Howard County is now located at 7125 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD 21046. Read more. Photos can be found here.

 
Coming Events

 

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The Howard County Commission for Women has extended the deadline to submit a nomination for the 2020 Women's Hall of Fame (WHOF) to Friday, February 7. The Commission will select up to five notable Howard County women to be inducted into the WHOF on March 26, 2020, during National Women's History Month. Download a nomination form. 

 


NEW! Take the Age-Friendly survey!

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Office on Aging and Independence launched the Age-Friendly Howard County initiative on December 3. Visit the Age-Friendly webpage for more information and join our mailing list for news of upcoming workshops and more ways to get involved. Adults of all ages are encouraged to share their thoughts by participating in the Age-Friendly Survey.

 

 
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