Anne Arundel County Department of Social Serviceshttp://www.dhr.maryland.gov/annearundel/
To assure to all County residents the availability of resources necessary to meet basic human needs for food, clothing, shelter and medical care. To encourage, strengthen and preserve families. To promote personal and economic self-sufficiency. To protect vulnerable children and adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. To prevent, whenever possible, out-of-home placement or out-of-community placements of both children and adults.