Charles County, Maryland

Department of Community Services

Department of Community Services

Eileen Minnick
Director of Community Services

Community Services offers many programs and services to the public: recreational classes, housing programs, transportation services, senior activities, child care, and much more.

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

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.


The Recreation Division's mission is simply to enhance the quality of life to Charles County residents by providing interesting, diverse, and high quality enjoyable leisure services for all ages.

Transportation and Community Programs

The Transportation and Community Programs provides general public transit through VanGo and oversees the Charles County Advocacy Council for Children Youth and Families which plans, manages, and evaluates services for families and children through contracts with public and private human service agencies.