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.

Watch on Monday, April 20
04/19/2020

Watch on Monday, April 20

COVID-19 update & the FY21 budget in Harford County with County Executive Barry Glassman Monday, April 20 at 7:45 a.m. on WBFF FOX 45

Remaining Calm in a CrisisIn his book, “Mandela’s Way,” Richard Stengel tells a story about traveling with Nelson Mandel...
04/17/2020

Remaining Calm in a Crisis
In his book, “Mandela’s Way,” Richard Stengel tells a story about traveling with Nelson Mandela, the South African president. Stengel, Mandela’s official biographer, Mandela, and other officials were aboard a plane when the engines stalled and the plane started to plummet to earth. Everyone started to panic except Mandela, who continued to calmly read his newspaper. The passengers looked at him and eventually started to calm down. The plane’s engines started up again and the plane leveled out. When they landed, Mandela said he was happy to be off the plane and admitted how scared he had been. Stengel asked why he didn’t panic. Mandela said if he had panicked, everyone would have panicked; but if he stayed calm, everyone would remain calm.

04/13/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Harford Executive Barry Glassman’s FY2021 Budget Recommends Full Funding for School Operations; Record Funding for Public Safety & Libraries; No Tax Increases. The budget also maintains county reserves for fiscal uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video:

Harford County Public Schools Harford County Sheriff's Office Harford County Public Library Harford County Md Fire & EMS PIO Media Page The Humane Society of Harford County The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region UM Upper Chesapeake Health The Harford Center

Maryland Department of Health - Substance Use Disorders
04/06/2020

Maryland Department of Health - Substance Use Disorders

Now more than ever we need each other during these uncertain times. If you or someone you know would like to talk to someone supportive, call 211 and press 1, or text 898-211, or visit pressone.211md.org

Harford County Government
04/03/2020

Harford County Government

County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County; New COVID-19 Webpage

BEL AIR, Md., (April 3, 2020) – County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County.

“As expected, COVID-19 continues to impact our community. Public health officials have reported a total of 41 positive cases among Harford County residents as of this morning. This compares to 19 cases at this time a week ago.

Harford County cases range from people in their 20s to their 60s and beyond. The vast majority are isolating at home, and some have been released from isolation. Nonetheless, public health officials believe the peak in cases is at least two weeks away if not longer, and cases across Maryland have been doubling every three days since mid-March. Sadly, 42 have died.

New guidance on exposure risk

At the federal level, the CDC on Monday issued guidance that changed the period of exposure risk from the “onset of symptoms” to 48 hours before the onset. In other words, the virus can be spread by someone before they even know they’re sick. This underscores why we must continue to act as if everyone could be infected and practice social distancing and precautions such as handwashing for at least 20 seconds. If taken seriously, these actions will slow the spread and avoid overwhelming our healthcare system, and they will save lives.

My administration is working daily with the Harford County Health Department and other partners to prepare for a surge in local demand for healthcare system capacity, including ICU beds, ventilators and alternative care sites, and for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Stay-at-home orders

As you are no doubt aware, Gov. Hogan issued stay-at-home orders and interpretive guidance this week for all Marylanders. We know that the vast majority of COVID-19 cases recover, but we must work together to protect individuals of all ages with underlying health conditions and those over 60, who are our most vulnerable populations. I continue to monitor our nursing homes and other senior facilities, and I am working closely with our health department to provide the latest guidance and assist them with preparations.

Testing

The Maryland Department of Health this week announced COVID-19 test sites at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) locations including Bel Air. The site will be operated by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, in partnership with the Harford County Health Department. Remember that to be tested, you must meet certain criteria, receive an order from a healthcare provider and make an appointment.

Keeping up with the news

To help you navigate the news on COVID-19, some of which has been changing daily, we have a new webpage that brings together information about the virus in Harford County. This includes the governor’s directives and interpretations, previously announced adjustments to county government procedures, the latest public health information, resources for businesses, employees and seniors, unemployment information, food assistance, support for recovery and mental wellness, and how you can help. Mark this page where you will also find an archive of my weekly updates https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2823/COVID-19-Resources.

My administration is also here to answer your questions about COVID-19. Contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420 and we will connect you with accurate information to keep you and your family safe.

What you can do

Continue disinfecting surfaces to fight COVID-19, but our Water & Sewer Division asks that you avoid flushing disposable wipes and paper towels down the toilet. These items raise the risk of sewer main backups and sewage overflows. Please place them in the trash.

Now more than ever it’s also important to answer the 2020 Census. The census determines how billions of dollars in federal funding will be spent and helps inform emergency and public health planning, such as how many vaccines to send to an area. It only takes a few minutes to go to www.my2020Census.gov and make sure everyone counts in Harford County.

In closing, I want to recognize those who are working through this crisis - the first responders, healthcare workers and essential employees in county government and the private sector who are on the front lines. Thanks and be safe.”

http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1736

Harford County Government
03/25/2020

Harford County Government

Public Service Announcement: A fraud alert from the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation:

Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil Meals and Grocery Access during the COVID-19 Shutdown - for information visit:  https://ww...
03/24/2020
Meals and Groceries Access during CoVid19 Shutdown - Healthy Harford - Healthy Cecil

Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil Meals and Grocery Access during the COVID-19 Shutdown - for information visit: https://www.healthyharford.org/meals-and-groceries-during-coronavirus-shutdown

Meals and Groceries Access during the CoVid19 Shutdown We are working to provide a resources for food assistance in our community during the CoVid19 shutdowns. We will be updating these pages as new information becomes available. If you have additional information to add, please email us at [email protected]...

Harford County Government
03/13/2020

Harford County Government

UPDATE: Harford County Parks and Recreation programs have been canceled and indoor facilities and outdoor playgrounds and pavilions are closed until further notice. Parks and trails will be open as long as social distancing is maintained. No groups or teams will be allowed. Cedar Lane Sports Complex is closed - fields and walking path.

County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on the COVID-19 virus in Harford County:

Effective today:

• All county-owned senior centers are closed until further notice;
• All parks and recreation programs, activities and facilities are closed;
• County government events are cancelled through March 31;
• Meetings of county advisory boards are cancelled through March 31; and,
• Out-of-state travel for county employees is suspended.

I am also recommending that all county groups and organizations cancel large gatherings of 250 or more until further notice. More here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1721

Harford County Government
03/12/2020

Harford County Government

UPDATE: In the interest of public safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Harford County, Harford County Parks and Recreation programs have been canceled and indoor facilities and outdoor playgrounds and pavilions are closed until further notice. Parks and trails will be open as long as social distancing is maintained. No groups or teams will be allowed. Cedar Lane Sports Complex is closed - fields and walking path.

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the county’s senior centers closed effective Friday, March 13 until further notice, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus among older adults. According to the Maryland Department of Health, while vast majority of people recover from the virus, adults age 60+ and those with pre-existing medical conditions have a greater risk for serious illness. More here: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1720

Harford County Government
03/10/2020

Harford County Government

Census Day is less than a month away. Are you ready to be counted?

03/09/2020

Jessica Lahey has canceled her presentation “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed” scheduled for Thursday, March 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Patterson Mill High School. The presentation will be rescheduled at a later date and information will be posted as soon as it is confirmed.

Harford County Government
03/06/2020

Harford County Government

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman congratulates Harford Athena Award winners Elizabeth Mosser of
Harford Community College and our own Sandi Gallion, winner of the Leadership Award, and all of the outstanding nominees.

Harford County Government
03/05/2020

Harford County Government

UPDATE: In the interest of public safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19, this event has been postponed until further notice/cancelled

Harford County is offering its next series of FREE classes on mental health and safety, empowering citizens as young as age 12 to prevent tragedies and help others in crisis. Registration is now open for our program consisting of four weekly classes starting Wednesday, March 18. Hurry up and get your spot! Register here: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1716

Harford County Public Schools Harford County Public Library Harford County Sheriff's Office Harford County Council of PTAs, Inc. Harford County Health Department Office on Mental Health, Core Service Agency of Harford County

Harford County Government
03/04/2020

Harford County Government

March issue is now out! This month's issue looks into the impact of legislation and the importance of mental wellness for teens to adults. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

Harford County Government
02/05/2020

Harford County Government

February issue is now out! This month's issue takes you we remember fallen heroes and learn about small business opportunities. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

Registration is now open for a free conference to help teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans and 50...
01/31/2020

Registration is now open for a free conference to help teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans and 504 Plans transition successfully from high school to adulthood. Harford County’s 2020 Expo for Transitioning Youth is planned for Saturday, April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at @Bel Air High School: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1706

Community Event!
01/17/2020

Community Event!

Harford County Government
01/17/2020

Harford County Government

The nomination deadline for the 2020 Women of Tomorrow Awards has been extended to Monday, February 3, 2020.

Do you know an exceptional young woman in grade 7 - 12? The nominee should be a Harford County resident who has made a difference in her school and/or community and positively impacts the lives of others. Learn more and submit your nomination here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1697

01/16/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Check out Harford County Executive Barry Glassman's fifth year in review ... Moving Forward Together

Harford County Government
01/15/2020

Harford County Government

County Executive Barry Glassman called for national unity in his annual State of the County address on Tuesday and credited local partnerships for contributing to Harford’s progress. In a speech entitled “Moving Forward Together” he reported on the county’s improved financial position and a major reduction in opioid fatalities: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1696

01/09/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

From County Executive Barry Glassman and all of us here in Harford County government, join us in celebrating Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!

Harford County Sheriff's Office Bel Air Police Department Aberdeen Police Department Havre de Grace Police Department Billy Boniface

12/16/2019
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

In his 2019 message, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman invites citizens to explore our Christmas tree farm finder, and always remember to choose civility.

Jarrettsville Nurseries Christmas Tree Farm at Holy Cross Rd

Harford County Government
12/04/2019

Harford County Government

December issue is now out! Find your tree with our Christmas tree farm finder, and explore our new map of road projects. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

11/23/2019

FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK, DAY 7:
If you know or care for an older adult, here are some additional warning signs that may indicate they are the victim of financial abuse:
• There are unusual, recent changes in the person’s
accounts, including atypical withdrawals, new person(s)
added, or sudden use of a senior’s ATM or credit card.
• The senior suddenly appears confused and/or afraid.
• Utility, rent, mortgage, medical, or other essential bills are
unpaid despite adequate income.
• A caregiver will not allow others access to the individual.
• There are piled up sweepstakes mailings, magazine
subscriptions, or “free gifts”

FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK, DAY 6:Did you know? Misuse of Medicare dollars is one of the largest scams involving seniors. Comm...
11/22/2019

FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK, DAY 6:
Did you know? Misuse of Medicare dollars is one of the largest scams involving seniors. Common schemes include billing for services never provided or unneeded medical devices. Protect your Medicare number just as you do your credit card, banking, and Social Security numbers. Be wary of salespeople trying to sell you something they claim will be paid for by Medicare. Review your Medicare statements to be sure you have received the services that are billed, and report suspicious activities to 1-800-MEDICARE.

FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK, DAY 5:Find them before they find you! AARP offers a Fraud Tracking Map to learn about and report s...
11/21/2019
Scam-Tracking Map - Find and Report Scams Near You

FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK, DAY 5:
Find them before they find you! AARP offers a Fraud Tracking Map to learn about and report scams in your area. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/tracking-map.html You can also sign up for Watchdog Alerts that will deliver news on the latest scams to your inbox.

Stay updated on fraud in your community using AARP's Scam-Tracking Map. Search for scams by zip code or report a scam occurring in your local area.

FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK, DAY 4:Beware of Medicare Card Scams! Criminals claiming to represent Medicare often contact benefi...
11/20/2019

FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK, DAY 4:
Beware of Medicare Card Scams! Criminals claiming to represent Medicare often contact beneficiaries and tell them their Medicare card has expired. Beneficiaries are asked to provide their personal information, particularly their Medicare number and bank account number. Criminals may threaten beneficiaries with the loss of Medicare benefits if they don’t comply. Sometimes they are offered gifts or money, or are told that they have to pay for the new Medicare card. It is important to remember that:
• Medicare cards do not expire
• Medicare will not call beneficiaries to offer a new card or
request information in order to issue a new card
• Beneficiaries who lose their Medicare card can request a
new one from the Social Security Administration or create a
"My Medicare" account and print a new card from that site.

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125 N. Main Street
Bel Air, MD
21014

General information

We work with federal, state, local and private agencies to ensure our community continues to evolve and we remain focused on the best possible services for our citizens and county. This Facebook site is a limited public forum for matters related to Harford County Government issues, programs and services. We welcome your comments and questions. You may also contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420. To view our social media comments policy, please visit http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2674/Social-Media-Comments-Policy

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 638-3389

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🥎 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