Charles County Department of Social Services Doing Business Better

DID YOU KNOW? Need to apply for benefits? Got questions you need answered? Want to know what services are available? Think you need an appointment at DSS? Get what you need by phone or computer!

TALK WITH A LIVEPERSON at our Local Customer Care Center (301) 392-6400.


  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment (Food Stamps)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance


  • You can submit it by: – FAX (301) – 753 – 4353
  • Email
  • Mail it to CCDSS, 200 Kent Ave., La Plata, MD 20646
  • Drop it in the drop box outside our front door

Need t o replace your EBT CARD?

  • Go to connect
  • or – call (800) 997-2222

Need help with CHILD SUPPORT?

  • Apply for benefits online at
  • Call the Local Call Center for how to make child support payments at (301) 392-6400

Got CHILD SUPPORT questions?

  • Call the Statewide Call Center (800) 332-6347

Got EPIC CARD questions?

  • Call (866) 213-4074

Need to report Child or Adult abuse or have questions about Family Services?

  • To report adult abuse (301) 392-6724
  • To report child abuse (301) 392-6739
  • Apply for MEDICARE/MEDICAID at or call (855) 642-8572