www.charlescountymd.gov

Charles County, Maryland

Department of Community Services

Department of Community Services

Eileen Minnick
Acting Director of Community Services

We invite you to browse the many sites and links provided, and to participate in the many programs and services available through the Department of Community Services.

The Department of Community Services welcomes the participation of individuals with disabilities. As with all County Government, we comply fully with the Americans With Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations to encourage involvement. If you require special assistance and would like to participate in our programs, please contact the Department of Community Services at 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.

We provide programs and services through the following Divisions:

Aging and Senior Programs

The Aging and Senior Programs Division is designated as the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging & Disability Resource Center, Maryland Access Point for Charles County. They offer a wide range of programs and services to promote independence and improve the quality of life for older persons.

Housing Authority

The Housing Authority Division administers a variety of services and programs for low to moderate income families and those seeking housing assistance.

Charles County Advocacy Council for Children, Youth, and Families (Local Management Board)

The Charles County Advocacy Council for Children, Youth, and Families plans, manages, and evaluates services for families and children through contracts with public and private human service agencies.

Vision 2020 Program

The Vision 2020 Program works with families in five key program areas; health, housing, education, employment, and transportation, with the goal of significantly reducing the number of Charles County residents, living in poverty, by the year 2020. Ten identified individuals and/or families will participate in the program each year to achieve the goal of moving out of poverty and into long term, sustainable living conditions.