The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) is the state's primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually. The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City.
"Kent County Department of Social Services promotes personal responsibility, dignity and self-sufficiency, protects vulnerable children and adults, and preserves families. We accomplish this in partnership with our customers and stakeholders. "
- From the Kent County Department of Social Services website