Carroll County’s Community Action Agency for 30 years!

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HSP gives HOPE, inspires CHANGE, and provides OPPORTUNITY by mobilizing our community in the fight against poverty. For more than 30 years, HSP has served as Carroll County’s Community Action Agency. Our programs are designed to address the root causes of poverty and compliment and leverage public services, while guiding low-income households toward a path of self-sufficiency.

Community Garden

Provides healthy food to soup kitchens and Second Chances shoppers in need of fresh produce.

Housing Services

Provides Carroll County low-income households with security deposits, eviction prevention and housing for the homeless.

Shelter Services

Provides services for those homeless residing in Carroll County.

Family Support Program

HSP’s Family Support Program gives HOPE, inspires CHANGE, and provides OPPORTUNITY by promoting healthy family relationships and growth toward self-sufficiency through education, skill development, and personalized support. 

Home Energy Program

HSP works with Maryland’s Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) to assist Carroll County residents with electric and fuel costs, bill assistance, the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), and arrearages.

VITA Program

Provides free tax preparation services to those households that earned less than $64,000.

Financial Education Services

Provides workshops, consultation, and coaching for those who want to learn the basics of personal finance and money management.

Opportunity WORKS

Prepares individuals with significant barriers to secure and maintain employment.

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