City Resources

City of Baltimore
Find out what’s happening in Baltimore City. Up-to-date information for citizens, businesses and visitors.

Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) The Baltimore City Department of Social Services is the local office of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR). This government agency assists people in need by administering a wide range of public assistance programs. BCDSS helps low-income city residents access food stamps, medical assistance and temporary cash assistance, and can help pay heating bills when families lack the income to pay it themselves. They also investigate allegations of child/adult abuse and neglect.

Child Care Subsidy Program
The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Program provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families in Maryland. The program is managed through a centralized vendor -- Child Care Subsidy Central (CCS Central). For information call 1-866-243-8796.

Baltimore City Office of Child Care, Region II (OCC)
The Office of Child Care (OCC) is responsible for licensing and monitoring all child care centers and family child care providers in Maryland. The Office of Child Care (OCC) also administers Maryland's subsidized child care program for working families and administers the state’s Child Care Credentialing System.

Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore City Health Department
The oldest, continuously operating health department in the United States. BCHD was formed in 1793, when the governor appointed the city's first health officers in response to a yellow fever outbreak in the Fells Point neighborhood along the northwest branch of the Patapsco River. Since that time, BCHD has worked to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore residents.

The Family League of Baltimore City (FLBC)
The Family League of Baltimore City collects and analyzes data on both community-based and citywide strategies; provides information on state supported and privately funded programs; and helps to plan and develop grassroots community resources—all designed to improve the well being of children and families in Baltimore City.

State Resources

Welcome to Maryland

Who are your elected officials?
Find out who represents you in the Maryland General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Click here to find information about your City Council district.

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development (MSDE)
The Division of Early Childhood Development at the Maryland State Department of Education is responsible for early care and education in Maryland. The main mission of the Division is to improve early education in Maryland so that young children are well prepared for school.