About DFS

Mission Statement

The Department of Family Services improves the quality of life and overall well-being of the communities by providing information, assistance and referrals, as well as promoting and developing high quality, innovative programs that educate, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. The department is responsible for providing assistance to some of the County’s most vulnerable citizens – children, families, victims of domestic violence, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, veterans and seniors.

Message From the Director

Welcome to the Department of Family Services webpage! You can find an abundance of information here from the latest copy of our Family Matters newsletter, upcoming educational trainings and important resources that may help you and your family deal with the challenges of today and tomorrow.


We at the Department of Family Services are proud of our mission to provide programs that strengthen families and individuals to help them realize their full potential and contribute to their communities in order to enhance their quality of life. Our department is comprised of 3 divisions that serve the aging and disabled, victims of domestic violence, as well as children, youth and families in need of support and resources.

We are grateful for your interest and invite you to visit our site regularly for news and upcoming events. If you do not find the information you are seeking or if you need additional information call our office at 301-265-8401.

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Contact Family Services


Camp Springs Senior
6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748


Call Us Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm