Mayor's Office of Human Services
The Mayor's Office of Human Services was created by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in 2010 to develop and implement an integrated system of support for vulnerable populations through four focus areas – Community Action Partnership (CAP), Head Start, Homeless Services and Reentry. The critical mission of this agency is to oversee the development and implementation of:
- A continuum of housing services for individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of experiencing homelessness,
- A comprehensive service delivery model for the CAP centers throughout Baltimore City, with an emphasis on self-sufficiency for residents,
- Early intervention services for child development and school readiness for pre-school children in low-income families that include a holistic support of parents and their pursuit of self-sufficiency, and
- A collaborative strategy to support those transitioning from jail and prison to their communities and families.