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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A Message from DCRS Director Jackie Scott

Youth Town Hall

Friday, October 2 / 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. via Webex

Youth Town Hall flier

Presented by Voices for Change and the Office of the Local Children's Board via Webex, the youth town hall is a virtual conversation for youth, led by youth to discuss racial/social injustices; COVID-19; youth leadership in Howard County and more. FREE; register in advance at https://bit.ly/302Hm0v.


2020 Census Updates

The 2020 census is here! Click above to visit our HoCoCounts Census Dashboard, or visit my2020census.gov to complete your census today!


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). 

Grab and Go Food Flier