The Human Services Developmental Corporation (HSDC) acquires and distributes funds, materials, and resources for the benefit of the needy, disadvantaged, disabled, and qualified residents of Cecil County. The HSDC was organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and scientific purposes, to include the making of distributions to organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The following agencies fall under the HSDC:
Child Advocacy Center (CAC)- The Cecil County Child Advocacy Center brings together professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, State’s Attorney’s Office, Union Hospital and Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services to function as a multidisciplinary team for the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse cases. The CAC seeks to minimize trauma to child victims while providing a wide array of specialized services to the victim and family.
The Bridge, Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center (DVRCC)- The Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center provides short-term crisis intervention services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Services may include temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence, advocacy, court and hospital accompaniment, crisis counseling, support groups, emergency legal representation and referrals to other appropriate community resources.
Family Violence Coordinating Council- The purposes of the Cecil County Family Violence Coordinating Council are to decrease the incidence of family violence in Cecil County by creating a system for the coordinated community response and to set a community standard of zero tolerance for family violence in Cecil County.
Help Center- The Help Center provides clothing, emergency food and energy assistance, emergency transportation, homelessness prevention, medical prescription assistance, seasonal holiday meal support and a holiday toy program.