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LANDOVER, Maryland –May 11, 2018, Prince George’s County Department of Social Services (DSS) was named the 2018 Mass Care Services Award Recipient by the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Operations at its 5th Annual Liaison Conference
Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Receives
Maryland’s Office of Emergency Operations 2018 Mass Care Services Award
LANDOVER, Maryland –May 11, 2018, Prince George’s County Department of Social Services (DSS) was named the 2018 Mass Care Services Award Recipient by the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Operations at its 5th Annual Liaison Conference.
The Mass Care Services Award is the premier award for the Department of Human Services’ Office of Emergency Operations which recognizes innovative partners across the State who lead, plan, and coordinate crisis and stabilization resources and essential services including congregate sheltering, feeding and distribution of emergency supplies in response to a disaster. The 2018 Award was presented by Bethany Brown, Assistant Chief, and Yvette Kelly, Assistant Director of Planning and Recovery, for the Maryland DHS Office of Emergency Operations to Prince George’s County DSS for providing excellent services to its residents in response to the emergency evacuations of the Lynnhill Condominiums and the Andrews Ridge Apartments.
"Prince George's has always served as a great partner to the Office of Emergency Operations, at DHS, and has done a great job providing disaster services to their county residents", stated Bethany Brown.
The Department of Social Services is the lead agency for Mass Care services in response to man-made and natural disasters. DSS coordinates with key partner agencies, the National Capital Region American Red Cross, Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security, Prince George’s County Public Schools and the County’s other Health and Human Service agencies to operate disaster shelters, services centers and stabilization services to displaced residents.
For additional information about Mass Care activities provided by the Department of Social Services, please contact Kai Boggess-de Bruin, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Quality Assurance & Compliance at (301) 909-7003.