2019 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 4 - Spouses
Subtitle 4 - Services to Families With Children
§ 4-402. Program established

Universal Citation: MD Fam L Code § 4-402 (2019)

    (a)    (1)    To implement the policies set forth in this subtitle, the Secretary shall establish in each local department a program of services to families with children.

        (2)    The program shall be available to:

            (i)    those families who are receiving temporary cash assistance or Supplemental Security Income; and

            (ii)    those families whose gross income is 80% or less of this State’s median income adjusted for family size in accordance with regulations adopted by the Social Services Administration.

    (b)    For purposes of this subtitle, services to families with children are:

        (1)    functional services to help a family resolve a situational crisis brought on by catastrophe, deprivation of income, lack of shelter, physical illness, mental illness, death, desertion, or abandonment;

        (2)    family counseling:

            (i)    to resolve marital conflict, familial conflict, and parent-child relationship problems; and

            (ii)    to teach child care and development and parenting skills;

        (3)    information and referral services to teach families how to locate and use community services, including health care services; and

        (4)    home management services to teach the management of household duties and responsibilities, including budgeting skills.

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