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  • Human Services Program of Carroll County

    Agency: Human Services Programs of Carroll County

    OVERVIEW: Strives to meet the basic needs of at-risk low-income people in Carroll County.

    SERVICES:
    1) HOUSING: Provides the following housing programs, which all include case management services.  Several housing programs are available to qualified persons based on needs assessment.
    o EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS- Provides up to six months of rental stipends to homeless families.

    2) EMERGENCY SERVICES: Provides financial assistance, information, and referral.
    o FINANCIAL HELP: Offers assistance to low-income individuals/families with eviction prevention, security deposits for housing, minor prescription/medical assistance, and maintaining or securing essential utilities. Eligibility is based on assessment and documentation of the household's income and expenses. Consideration is also given the ability to maintain the situation after the requested help is provided. 

    o OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS (OHEP)- Offers several grants to help keep electric and heating costs affordable. Provides the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) and Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP). Some EUSP participants may qualify for assistance with past due electric bills. Grant is based on the type of fuel used, household size, household income and annual consumption. Client is required to have bill in his/her own name and be on a monthly budget billing plan. Referrals may also be made to the Weatherization Program. Applicants' gross monthly household incomes need to fall within the following limits:

    ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
    GROSS INCOME                  
                    Monthly              Annually
    1              $1,821              $21,858
    2              $2,466              $29,593
    3              $3,111              $37,328
    4              $3,755              $45,063
    5              $4,400              $52,798
    6              $5,044              $60,533
    7              $5,689              $68,268
    8              $6,334              $76,003
    For Each Additional Person, Add $645 monthly, $7,740 annually 

    NOTE: If a caller is slightly over the Maximum Monthly Income Standards, lives on a fixed income, and has significant out of pocket medical expenses, they may still qualify for OHEP programs (MEAP & EUSP) by asking for a medical waiver. The caseworker would be able to assist them with this.

    APPLICATION: Need to submit a copy of photo identity, proof of residence, copies of Social Security cards for all household members (including children), proof of household's total gross income for 30 days prior to application date (from all sources), name of home energy supplier and account number, a copy of the most recent utility bill and a copy of the lease (if renting).

    Applicants can check the status of their submitted MEAP application by visiting https://www.myohepstatus.org/

    o FUEL FUND- Assists residents with fuel bills after other programs have been exhausted. Must have applied for OHEP and have a turn-off notice. Clients are asked to contribute according to their income. 
    INTAKE PROCEDURE: Must provide Photo ID, social security cards for all members of the household, turn off notice, proof of household income for the last 30 days, proof of residence, and proof of any bills paid in the last 30 days. 

    ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
    GROSS INCOME
                  Monthly              Annually
    1            $2,082                 $24,980
    2            $2,818                 $33,820
    3            $3,555                 $42,660
    4            $4,292                 $51,500
    5            $5,028                 $60,340
    6            $5,765                 $69,180
    7            $6,502                 $78,020
    8            $7,238                 $86,860

    3) WEATHERIZATION: Provide energy efficiency to homes and units of low income to middle income families.  Call 410-857-2999 for more information

    4) COMMUNITY RESOURCE SERVICES: Provides information and appropriate referrals as the point of entry to the many programs and resources available to address a wide variety of needs for at-risk residents. 


    5) SUPPORT SERVICES: Provides the following services:
    o CHILD AND ADULT CARE PROGRAM- Provides reimbursement to enrolled licensed home child care providers for meals and snacks served to children in their care. 

    o OPPORTUNITY WORKS at SECOND CHANCES- Provides job readiness and job training to individuals. Participants in the program will have an opportunity to gain experience operating Second Chances, a free store, and an E-commerce business on Ebay. Works with individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorder, substance abuse history, and/or criminal background. Also offers monthly financial education workshops, one on one coaching, and year-round tax preparation. 

    o DONATIONS-Accepts donation for Second Chance stores year around, Mon-Fri, 10AM-3PM. Accepts household items, small appliances, office supplies, books, toys, clothing, personal care items, paper and baby items.  


    • Main:
      • 410-857-2999
    • Fax:
      • 410-857-8793
    • Main Contact:
      • name: Receptionist
      • phone: 410-857-2999
    • Senior Worker:
      • name: Scott Yard
      • phone: 410-857-2999
    • Website:

    • 10 Distillery Drive
      10 Distillery Drive
      Westminster, MD 21157
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