The Charles County Department of Social Services is a part of the Department of Human Resources, which is administered by the state government of Maryland. The county department provides financial assistance to families and dependent children and their eligible relatives. The Charles County Department of Social Services coordinates the Maryland Children s Health Insurance Program, which is a specialized plan that assists pregnant women and children up to the age of 19 to access medical care services. It also provides crisis intervention and referrals to community resources in the areas of health, parenting, school adjustment and family relationships. In addition, the Charles County Department of Social Services offers family preservation, housing, child protection, parent aide and foster care solutions.