Harford County Department of Community Services

Harford County Department of Community Services Welcome to the Harford County Department of Community Services. We work daily to meet the needs of our seniors, youth, persons with disabilities, and those struggling to overcome addiction.
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Community Services is comprised, Office of Drug Control Policy, Office on Aging, Community Mediation, Volunteer Harford, the Local Management Board, Commission for Women, Commission for Disabilities, Youth Commission, Human Relations Commission, and grants.

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What goes around comes around. Roger Lausier was 4 years old when he and his mother ventured to the beach for a day. The...
12/22/2020

What goes around comes around. Roger Lausier was 4 years old when he and his mother ventured to the beach for a day. The day nearly turned tragic as the boy wandered into the sea, got caught up in the current and started to struggle. A stranger, fortunately, dove in and saved him. Nine years later, Lausier was 13 and at the same beach when he heard a woman cry for help that her husband was floundering. Lausier paddled his inflatable raft out to the man and pulled him safely to shore. What no one realized was that the man Lausier had just saved was the husband of Alice Blaise, the woman who had saved him nine years earlier.
source: https://m.scooper.news/2020/08/09/fantastic-coincidence-man-got-rescued-by-a-boy-his-wife-had-saved-nine-years-earlier/11232258

Differing Abilities - A disability doesn’t have to hold you back. Born in Baltimore, Joni Eareckson Tada was paralyzed f...
12/21/2020
Joni and Friends | Sharing Hope Through Hardship

Differing Abilities - A disability doesn’t have to hold you back. Born in Baltimore, Joni Eareckson Tada was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a diving accident in the Chesapeake Bay at age 17. In rehab, she fought suicidal thoughts, anger and depression before realizing she could hold a paintbrush with her teeth to create works of art she could sell. She also started writing books that way but has since advanced to voice software. Learn more about Tada’s life and view some of her paintings at https://www.joniandfriends.org and her YouTube channel, Joni and Friends.

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12/17/2020
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Harford County Government

A 2020 holiday message from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman

12/04/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Check out #Harford County Executive Barry Glassman's FYI Show that airs on HCN. Here is the December 2020 edition!

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12/02/2020

Harford County Government

December issue is now out! This month's issue discusses COVID response updates and the importance of shopping local for the holidays. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

11/16/2020
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Harford County Government

Nothing is more powerful than parents talking to their kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Harford County Government
11/12/2020

Harford County Government

County Executive Barry Glassman is taking action to protect public safety and maintain county government services following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Effective at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 the county government will reactivate its pandemic response from earlier this year until metrics improve, including the following: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1837

11/12/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

3 steps to #KeepHarfordHealthy from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman

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11/04/2020

Harford County Government

November issue is now out! This month's issue we honor our veterans and focus on physical and mental health. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

The Harford County Local Management Board is currently collecting information for a community assessment. All community ...
10/28/2020
Community Stakeholder Survey (LMB)

The Harford County Local Management Board is currently collecting information for a community assessment. All community stakeholders who work with children, youth and families are invited to take a survey at:
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Congratulations to Greg LaCour, the 2020 Harford's Most Beautiful Ripple Effect Award recipient!  Nominated by Neala Lan...
10/26/2020

Congratulations to Greg LaCour, the 2020 Harford's Most Beautiful Ripple Effect Award recipient! Nominated by Neala Lancellotti, Greg has been a dedicated supporter and advocate of SARC (Sexual Assault Spousal Abuse Resource Center) for over 10 years. He provides residents with access to critical external resources, including donations from local grocery stores and other sources to ensure that residents have fresh produce and healthy grocery options for themselves and their families, which are often difficult for low income individuals to attain. He provides donations of household items that help clients have a fresh start and begin a new life. He assists with many of SARC’s fundraising events, securing silent auction items for their annual bull and oyster roast, and assisting at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness for victims and survivors of sexual violence. Additionally, Greg volunteers and coordinates the food ministry at Bel Air United Methodist Church, where he continues to expand the program, garnering resources from across the county and state to provide food for those in need. Greg’s love of community feeds the souls of those he touches.
Thank you for all you do Greg.

We are proud to honor Tom Yingling as one of the 2020 Harford's Most Beautiful Shining Light Award recipients.Nominated ...
10/26/2020

We are proud to honor Tom Yingling as one of the 2020 Harford's Most Beautiful Shining Light Award recipients.
Nominated by Myra Derbyshire, Tom has turned grief into a voice for recovery in Harford County. In 2016, Tom tragically lost his son to the addiction of Heroin. Since then he has become dedicated to helping others recover from this addiction. Tom was instrumental in creating the Char Hope Foundation, its Emory House, Twin Stream Farm and Shepherd’s Family Support Group. Tom spends countless hours implementing agricultural therapy to help residents recover on the farm and as head shepherd supports the families whose loved ones are recovering at Char Hope. He further serves as a trustee on the Char Hope Board of Directors. Tom’s willingness to share his story of loss is a beautiful gift of light to those who suffer in the darkness.
Thank you for all you do Tom.

We are proud to honor Daniel McGhee as one of the 2020 Harford's Most Beautiful Shining Light Award recipients.Nominated...
10/26/2020

We are proud to honor Daniel McGhee as one of the 2020 Harford's Most Beautiful Shining Light Award recipients.
Nominated by Tom Lantieri, Daniel is committed to those who suffer from addiction, depression and anxiety. He has been in recovery for over 10 years and now dedicates his time to helping others overcome the addictions he once faced. Daniel speaks at events, fairs, and with those who are incarcerated. He works with hospitals, sponsors individuals in recovery, and assists those who need help with getting into treatment facilities. Daniel also helps family members deal with their loved ones’ addictions. As the founder of Agape Projects, Daniel assists the elderly and those in need during the holidays, helps those displaced by fires, and leads missions to national disasters as well as third-world countries. Through Agape, Daniel has also assisted those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. His beautiful spirit continues to assist those in Harford County and beyond.
Thank you for all you do Daniel.

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee Jason TurnerNominated by Rachel HarbinJason Turner is a father on a mission. Havin...
10/24/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee Jason Turner
Nominated by Rachel Harbin
Jason Turner is a father on a mission. Having a son with a disability who uses a wheelchair, he knows that Halloween is a tradition most children participate in, but those in a wheelchair are often left out of because traditional costumes do not fit their needs. Jason has created many wrap-around wheelchair Halloween costumes for his son, Evan, but in 2019 he volunteered his time and talents to provide that same dream for 12 children in the Harford County community who use wheelchairs. Over five months, Jason volunteered more than 80 hours, overseeing other volunteers as they created custom-made wheelchair costumes during the Wheelchair Costume Workshop and Inclusive Trick-or-Treat organized by the Harford County Department of Community Services’ Office of Disability Services. He managed everything from costumes’ design to final construction of the costumes. The event was a huge success and with Jason’s direction, was a winner of the NACO Innovative Award.
Thank you for all you do Jason!

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee, Robert TibbsNominated by: Debbie HestonRobert Tibbs is a Havre de Grace resident ...
10/23/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee, Robert Tibbs
Nominated by: Debbie Heston
Robert Tibbs is a Havre de Grace resident who has given his time and energy to the Harford County Farm Fair and Farm Bureau. Owner and operator of Shadow Springs Farm, where he breeds Charolais cattle, Bob has overseen the organization of the 4-H Livestock Sale at the Harford County Farm Fair for over 30 years. He has also served as the liaison to the County Council for the Harford County Farm Bureau and as treasurer for the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society. Bob’s commitment to agriculture in Harford County and the success of the 4-H Livestock Sale is a beautiful asset for Harford County.
Thank you for all you do Robert!

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful nominee Peggy SullivanNominated by: Sandra GallionPeggy Sullivan is a dedicated volunteer ...
10/22/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful nominee Peggy Sullivan
Nominated by: Sandra Gallion
Peggy Sullivan is a dedicated volunteer who strives to make a difference in Harford County. She assists the Harford County Sheriff ’s Office with their HOPE House, a mobile unit that travels around the county in an effort to educate parents and community members of the dangers and early signs of drug use. Peggy has participated in more than 100 events to aid in this fight, ensuring that the house is ready for each deployment and volunteers are prepared to provide tours. Peggy is also an avid supporter of 4-H and the Harford County Farm Fair, where she assists in securing the venue for the 4-H youth to show and auction their livestock projects and other activities. She is vice president and treasurer of the Churchville Lions Club, president of the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, and a member of the Sheriff ’s Community Board. Peggy is a beautiful example of what it means to care.
Thank you for all you do Peggy!

10/21/2020
Keep Harford Healthy

3 steps to #KeepHarfordHealthy from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful nominee Phillip PaceNominated by: Kathy KellyPhillip Pace shares the beauty of song with m...
10/21/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful nominee Phillip Pace
Nominated by: Kathy Kelly
Phillip Pace shares the beauty of song with many in Harford County. He is the founder of Just Having Fun Singers, a group of volunteers who bring joy to residents of nursing homes, assisted living, and rehab facilities. Phil has grown the group, which started with just 15 people, to over 60 singers who completed their 200th sing-along in January. Phil’s love of music has enabled the group to bring joy to those who are shut in. His enthusiasm for the group is a beautiful reminder of the song we all hold in our heart.
Thank you for all you do Phil.

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful nominee, Donna MuellerNominated by: Sandra BarstowDonna Mueller is a Forest Hill resident ...
10/20/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful nominee, Donna Mueller
Nominated by: Sandra Barstow
Donna Mueller is a Forest Hill resident who makes a difference in Harford County. She is a dedicated volunteer trail monitor on the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail, cleaning debris and assisting with gardening along the trail as well as monitoring the monthly hours of an additional 18 volunteers. Donna is a volunteer driver for Getting There Ride Share, using her personal vehicle to transport senior citizens to much-needed appointments and to get necessities. She also assists elderly friends and church members twice a week, preparing and delivering meals that include her homemade zucchini bread, which is a blue ribbon winner at the Harford County Farm Fair.
Thank you for all you do Donna.

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful nominee, Debbi McGinley.Nominated by Harford Mutual Insurance GroupDebbi McGinley serves H...
10/19/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful nominee, Debbi McGinley.
Nominated by Harford Mutual Insurance Group
Debbi McGinley serves Harford County as a committed volunteer with several organizations. She is an avid animal lover and assists the Humane Society with dog walking and fundraising events. Debbi also aids individuals with special needs at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding. She serves senior citizens lunch at St. Margaret’s Parish and coordinates and delivers food and gift donations to the needy with Mason Dixon Community Services during the holidays. Debbi gives back as one of Harford Mutual’s Happy Go Givers and participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, March of Dimes’ Walk for Babies, Relay for Life, and United Way’s Project Homeless Connect. Debbi has also helped to construct beds for Harford County children through Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
Thank you for all you do Debbi.

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominees, Michele and Timothy LanghauserNominated by: Melissa HawkinsMichele and Timothy L...
10/18/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominees, Michele and Timothy Langhauser
Nominated by: Melissa Hawkins
Michele and Timothy Langhauser are dedicated members of the Dream Team at Freedom Church in Bel Air, where they assist with mission projects and guest services. Through their real estate business, they hold drives for toys, book bags and food for the needy and donate the full commission of their 100th sale annually to charity. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Langhausers purchased gift cards from local businesses and gave them away on their page, provided local health care workers with hot meals and organized a community-based recognition celebration for postal workers. Tim also serves on the board for Harford Family House, and together, this beautiful couple helps homeless families find homes.
Thank you for all you do Michele and Timothy!

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee, Brooke HopkinsNominated by Pam and Hayden Hicho, and Allison AdamsBrooke Hopkins ...
10/17/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee, Brooke Hopkins
Nominated by Pam and Hayden Hicho, and Allison Adams
Brooke Hopkins is a mom who has taught her son the meaning of volunteering and giving. She and her son, Drew, created the vision for VolunTeen, a community service-based organization that is run by teens to give other teens the ability to give back to their community. While Drew and a group of his friends are now responsible for the day to day projects of VolunTeen, Brooke steps in when an adult is needed to secure opportunities, handle specific tasks or provide guidance to the teens. She recently joined with the Bel Air Lions Club, enabling VolunTeen to become a LEO affiliate. Brooke’s giving example has instilled the value of community service, not only to her son, but to the many teens who participate in this much-needed service.
Thank you for all you do Brooke!

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee Sarah CanfieldNominated by Ethan CanfieldSarah Canfield is a Baldwin resident who ...
10/16/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee Sarah Canfield
Nominated by Ethan Canfield
Sarah Canfield is a Baldwin resident who volunteers with Breathe379, a faith-based organization that offers hope to those in need by providing numerous resources. She stocks their clothing closet, delivers groceries, and helps to provide Christmas cheer. Sarah also serves Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless with Central Christian Bel Air and is a camp counselor at Beachmont Camp in Kingsville.
Thank you for all you do Sarah!

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee Shirley BarnesNominated by Lisa BrysonFor the past two and a half years, Shirley B...
10/15/2020

Meet Harford's Most Beautiful Nominee Shirley Barnes
Nominated by Lisa Bryson
For the past two and a half years, Shirley Barnes has been a dedicated volunteer to Praising Through Recovery, a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing for men and women in recovery. Shirley originally came to know Praising Through Recovery as a client. At 66, she has struggled since the tender age of 8 years old with addiction. Shirley successfully graduated the organization’s program and was promoted to the home’s full-time volunteer manager while living there. She has since moved out on her own and but continues to volunteer as a weekend or on-call manager, inspiring and motivating other women to achieve their own sobriety.
Thank you for all you do Shirley!

The Grove at Harford
10/15/2020

The Grove at Harford

Harford County is hosting a free Halloween festival, with family- and pet-friendly activities, live music, food trucks, and local farm vendors in a unique rural setting. This new and exciting outdoor event will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 at The Grove! More info here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1826

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Thank you to the Harford County Human Relations Commission and the Community Services for sponsoring our fabulous Virtual Party yesterday! And if anyone missed it, you can still watch all the fun at www.ucbpride.com While our entire event is family friendly, we have great children's books being read by some fabulous Drag Queens in our first hour as well as a wonderful performance by Lindz with Queer Kid Stuff! And the day only gets more fun and fabulous, check out the Drag Queen performances and Musical performances by Lady Zen and Mama's Black Sheep! Your support means so much to the LGTBQIA+ community! Love Wins
🥎 Senior Softball sign-up extended to March 25th. Opening days begin: April 7 & 9! For online registration go to: www.hcseniorsoftball.com 🥎
The Harford County Senior Softball league is now welcoming all new and returning players from ages [45-70+] for the upcoming 2020 season. [Ballplayers from surrounding counties and states are encouraged to join as well.] Additional details about the league and an online registration link can be found on our website: http://www.hcseniorsoftball.com/ New and current players can also contact Mike Laird, League President, who can be reached at [email protected].
The Harford County Senior Softball league is now welcoming players from ages [45-70+] for the upcoming 2019 season. Ballplayers from surrounding counties and states are especially encouraged to join as well. Additional details about the league and an online registration link can be found on our website:
Please join us 🎶 For tickets and more information email [email protected]
The Harford County Senior Softball league is now welcoming players from ages [45-70+] for the upcoming 2018 season. Additional details about the league and an online registration link can be found on our website: http://www.hcseniorsoftball.com/ [And open to non-county residents too.]
Can someone tell me who to contact because we are not getting our mail. I have called the post office 2 days in a row assured we have mail backing up. Someone parks in an authorized spot however the person now delivering the mail will not scoot in to our box row. PO said to call the county and have the sign changed "no parking" in front of the boxes. They are not directly in front of the boxes just in a spot that makes it difficult for their truck to pull up. Thanks